So, obviously it’s been awhile since my last post. Don’t worry, I’ll be filling you in. But I found it was really important to get some me time and self discover a little more. My world has been flipped upside down since becoming a mom of course and I’m a whole other person.
I found out I was pregnant in December of 2019. My boyfriend and I were so excited when we found out. It was so different being pregnant, and there was a lot that I couldn’t do for a while. Overall, my pregnancy was fairly easy. I had no morning sickness and never had very bad cravings for anything and I didn’t have an heartburn either. (Yet my baby was born with a full head of hair). Being pregnant was honestly an amazing, interesting experience.
I was 8 months pregnant when my boyfriend and I found an apartment we wanted to rent. It’s a quaint, little, remodeled apartment. I wasn’t really much help with the move, being so far along in my pregnancy. I moved little house hold items and bags of clothes. And this was all the day before the baby shower too. So after getting a portion of our stuff in and settled, mounds of baby gifts overflowed the living room. I was busy for a couple days, sorting through gifts and writing thank you cards! We still have a lot to get settled even now, but we’ve enjoyed having our own space.
Birth & Postpatrumn
My baby came fairly easily. I only pushed for 23 minutes and I had an epidural. i just remember how beautiful she was from the moment I saw her. She had fair skin and a full head of hair and the cutest little nose. Having a newborn is quite a journey, to say the least, they take a lot of tending to. They feed often and through the night, so my sleep schedule was thrown off quite a bit. It was more like 2 to 3 hour naps. Recovery wasn’t so fun either. but after a couple weeks the burning subsided and things got better from there on out. The apartment became messier and needed a lot of catch up cleaning on the weekends while my boyfriend was home to help. Any other days I was pretty busy taking care of the little one and catching up on sleep.
Being due in August of 2020, I had a pandemic pregnancy and birth. My boyfriend wasn’t allowed at many of my appointments and he was the only one allowed in the room for the birth. Some days during my mid pregnancy, I remember stocking up on groceries cause the stores were experiencing shortages. Don’t worry, I wasn’t a toilet paper hoarder. On the upside, I wasn’t missing out on many typical summer activities with everything being closed down anyway. I also remember struggling to breath through a mask while working at a greenhouse for a while, and the even bigger struggle of getting my boyfriend to wear one without a protest. It’s definitely been different and I’m hoping this pandemic dies out soon. I’m not very accepting of this new normal we’re supposed to assimilate to.
All In All
It’s really been a great year for me overall. Besides the pandemic, I got to experience pregnancy and the birth of my daughter and moved into our own place. There’s still a lot I have to learn and I’ll be sharing with you along the way. I even opened up a whole new tab for any mommy posts. I can’t wait to share my experiences with you guys and I hope you’ll stay tuned.