So, if you have been here before, you are aware that I had really really struggled with post partum depression and anxiety (read here and here). I was actually starting to wonder if I would ever feel normal again. Will these hormones ever balance? Will this anxiety and fear ever subside? Can I tackle this? Will my energy come back?
It has been something I have prayed over every single day. Just really genuinely wanting to feel better, more like me. Having the energy and happiness before Lily came along. I just wanted to be the absolute best mother for her, and the best wife for my husband.
Since becoming a mother I have realized there is a lot of judgement around both the Stay At Home Mom and the Working Mom. A lot of opinions on why one option is wrong and the other is the better choice.
Good morning Mommas! I am going to start a new series of “Q&A Sessions”. I have been getting so many emails with lots of really great questions, and this will give me opportunity to respond to them. One question I have been getting a lot is how did we get through the newborn stage, and what were our favorite products and/or tricks?
At six months of mother hood, I personally, with the hand of God of course and my husband, have sustained my child for a total of 462 days. That’s 285 days of growing this baby in the womb, and 177 days of breastfeeding. I am not asking for a pat on the back… there are billions of mothers who have done this before me, but what I am saying is that it has changed me. It has taught me things. Motherhood has turned my world upside down.
Oh, my gosh ya’ll! I got nominated for my first Blogger Award, and I couldn’t be more excited! I would like to thank Kristin from This Wife And Mommy Life for nominating me for this, THANK YOU! Kristin also runs a super awesome mommy blog, with some great humor included about raising two little girls.
I was thinking about you today. Correction – I think about you frequently. I see you in an entirely new light now that I have a daughter of my own.
Let’s go back to the time when I was little. I have so many awesome memories of you and I. Doing crafts together, eating those amazing kids cuisines that just you and I shared, and all of those awesome holiday traditions you created for us that all of my friends are jealous of. I know that you made me special lunches for school, where you got those big crackers and cut up cheese and my favorite lunch meat in such a precise fashion, so that I could make my own “lunchable” at school that day. My friends were jealous of those lunches that you created.
I recall reading during pregnancy that a woman’s body actually goes through a chemical change while pregnant that will allow her to survive on far less sleep than normal once baby arrives. I remember reading this piece of information and chuckling – partly with “yea right” and the rest with sheer terror of thinking… “could it be that bad?!”
The real truth. I certainly know some mommies who are the picture perfect mom. Always with their hair done, makeup on, picture perfect, getting like 6 hours of sleep straight by week 4. They’re the ones who are baking cakes while their baby naps in their crib for 2 hours at a time looking at me like….”why do you look…like that?”