I recently read an article with a list of things SAHMs want working moms to know. And every, single item on that list was something that also applies to me (not a SAHM). I am bombarded with pieces on Facebook, almost daily, of the differences between working moms and SAHMs. But when you really think about it, us moms aren’t all that different.
Saying you should get an award when you make it through your first trimester is an understatement. It’s a rough one! There are a few trusty things that helped me feel better throughout my pregnancy with Blaire that helped me out again this time (my friends, triscuits and gatorade). And some things on my list this pregnancy were not things I even owned yet during my first trimester of my first pregnancy (hello, snoogle & maternity leggings!) Speaking of maternity leggings, with Blaire I preferred full panel leggings, but this time they’re making me feel a little claustrophobic.
I am so, so excited to finally share our exciting news! We are expecting baby no. 2! We are so excited/happy/nervous for Blaire to become a big sister. She talks about the baby every day… including telling us that the baby in her belly is making her tummy hurt. (Maybe I shouldn’t have tried to explain my “morning” sickness to her?! lol.) We have been praying for baby 2 for quite awhile now, so we feel incredibly blessed it’s finally happening. God’s timing is the best!
Blaire was a sweet little frank breech baby, which means she was butt down, with her head, hands and feet all up in my rib cage. …This resulted in a scheduled C Section for me. I had several friends who had C Sections, and I did tons of research, so I felt really comfortable with what I should expect from my C Section. Well… Some things I was right about some things and wrong about others.
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When I was putting together my baby registry, I focused entirely on things for our baby. I knew I’d need things for myself, but just figured I’d grab them at some point before Blaire was born. A week or two before my C Section, I hit up Target for the things I thought I’d need: one nursing tank and one nightgown. I thought I was set! (Insert crazy laugh here.)
Sometimes, when mama doesn’t feel well, it means PJs, popcorn and Paw Patrol in bed at 5PM. And sometimes, your toddler, who you still consider to be your little baby, is just so, so adorable. And that makes you realize you don’t care how terrible you feel. You just have to take some pictures and capture these sweet, sweet moments. Tonight was one of those nights. I felt terrible all day, but had back-to-back meetings most of the day, so I had to tough it out. But, you bet the moment we got home, we changed into our PJs and jumped in bed with some popcorn.