Remember, you’re a Rockstar!
I see you. Sitting there, nervously tapping your fingers, searching the endless void that is the internet for answers, attempting to convince yourself that you can do this. You’re scared because you have no idea what to do with a newborn baby, or how to live in this new skin called mom. Well, I’m here to let you in on a little secret – none of us have ANY idea what we are doing. Even those that appear to have it figured it out are just guessing and hoping. I’m just a mom who takes it one day at a time. I’ve made mistakes throughout the way, and so will you. But you’ll learn from those mistakes and that baby will love you, trust me. Even on those tough days when you feel like you can’t calm that newborn, your exhaustion is taking over, and all you wish for is a large glass of wine and nap, you’re still doing an amazing job!
Below are a collection of posts, tips, and hacks to help you in pregnancy and that newborn stage.
So, remember, through all of this, be sure to take a breath and remember – you are already a rockstar! Welcome to mommyhood! It’s a crazy adventure filled with smiles, poop, way more diapers than you could imagine, and unforgettable memories – you’re going to love it!
You got this!
Pregnancy and Newborn Posts
If you haven’t noticed, things are a bit different around here. The new site is officially here! This has been a long time coming so I’m both thrilled and relieved that launch day is finally here! Especially since plans were to launch a bit earlier than this, but apparently growing a baby and raising a toddler changes your timeline dramatically. That’s right, if you haven’t been following along on Instagram, we are expecting once again! It’s been a crazy adventure already, and I’m only (almost) 17 weeks along. Everyone said the second time around would be different, and I guess a part of me listened but a bigger part of me was too busy raising the first kid to listen. Which has become a norm this time around actually. So, I figure with our new site, our first post should focus on this new adventure.
Stepping back in time for this one. Just a list of some of the incredible things that made the first year of feeding time so much easier for me, and some that did not.
My favorite room in our house is Abby’s Room. I love sitting on her multicolored throw rug, just staring at the green walls, gray furniture, and detailed décor. It brings me back to the road that led us here. And I smile as I remember the day we brought her home. But I also cry as it reminds me of the past and the struggles. It took so many tear-filled nights and fake smiles to get to where it is now.
As someone who was berated before, during and following Abby’s delivery, I thought I’d share some insights about C-section judgements.
The first few weeks with a newborn are the hardest weeks you will ever encounter. Neither of you know what to do. You’ll stare at wonderment at this thing you just created. And he or she will stare at you confused and unsure why they were expelled from their “happy place.”
Guess what – your body is forever changed after having a child, and that’s ok!