I’ve been a mom for almost 2 full years now (not counting pregnancy). It’s so incredible how my life has changed in so many ways. After listening to a conversation by a group of women hoping to have children in the future, I started thinking a lot about my past. There’s so much about being a parent that people don’t tell you or don’t prepare you for. So, if I could go back in the past, what would I tell myself? In today’s post, I’m answering my own question! Here are all the things that I would tell pre-baby Erica to prepare for life as a mother.
It’s almost been a month since Baby J was born and I’m feeling so much better than I was initially! Surprisingly to me, the healing process has been very different this time around. The first time, I didn’t really feel that I needed anything to take care of myself. I now realize that there are certain postpartum essentials that are absolutely necessary for self-care. In today’s post, I’m going to share some affiliate links of products that made this healing process so smooth!
“Well don’t you have your hands full?”
I’ve only had two children for a total of two weeks. In that amount of time, I’ve heard this phrase so much that if I was getting a dollar for each time it was said, I’d have enough money to put at least one of these cuties through college. I’m exaggerating… slightly but I have heard this phrase enough to start deeply examining it.
I am due with baby number 2 any day now! The waiting game is exciting but also a little scary. I know that life is about to change in an innumerable amount of ways but I think I’m ready for it! With Baby E, we were fortunate enough to have family nearby to help us ease into the transition. Between all the women in both of our families, Baby E and I were completely taken care of. The help and support that they delivered contributed to my confidence and success as a new mother. Having any type of help from friends or family is an amazing way to give support to the new mother. Here are the 5 ways that I want to motivate you all to support a new mother!