Finally I made it to my 9th month of pregnancy! Although it feels more like my 900th month, I know that I’m very thankful and blessed to have made it this far with no real complications other than not being able to fit into my clothes anymore and having to resort to my husband’s side of the closet.
A lot of changes have been happening in our household lately with a new baby on the way, and sometimes I have to remind myself that even though it’s a big change for us, it has to feel like an even bigger change for Alex. He is use to being the only child, and now he won’t be. He is use to having mommy’s undivided attention, but now mommy needs extra rest. A lot of things are different already, and the change will become even greater once the baby arrives. So I sat down and began to call around and ask friends and family about different ways they prepared their child/children for a new baby and I came across some pretty good strategies which I put to use. Continue reading
As I sit here 25 weeks pregnant with nothing really done, I realize that I need to start-up a list of things that should to be done before baby #2 arrives. When I was pregnant with my first son I was totally unprepared all they way around, and I was also a first time mother so I didn’t know what to expect, but now I feel more seasoned in motherhood. I know how hectic things can be before and once baby arrives, and I refused to be unprepared this time around. Continue reading
I’m so excited to announce that my husband and I are expecting another baby boy this fall. If you have already been following my blog then you will know that this will be Baby #2 for us. Although the road so far has been rough I would not trade these “struggle days” for the world.
My first trimester was very difficult. On top of me losing weight from my morning sickness, I also had a hard time keeping food down due to my severe food aversions. I dealt with frequent heartburn, I hated the way everything smelt, and on top of that I’ve felt like my “Bitch Switch” had been turned up from 3 to 10. So long story short most of my days were spent laying in the bed nauseous, tired, irritated, and exhausted. Continue reading
Morning Sickness, the most annoying part about pregnancy. Lucky for me I did not suffer from severe morning sickness, but I have had a few friends and family members who had it bad. So why do we have morning sickness? And why do some women experience it worse than others? Morning sickness is a common condition of pregnancy — in fact, about three quarters of pregnant women suffer from nausea or vomiting during their first trimester, while others don’t seem to deal with it at all. Today I’m going to let all the soon to be mama’s in on a few of my tips and secrets. Hopefully it can help make your first trimester a bit easier.