This post is part of the New Mom Monday series! A series about moms and their advice to new moms! Books and videos can only teach us so much, but there’s something special about hearing from real life moms. Honest, true, and always beautifully inspiring!!
♥ What’s your Name?
♥ Tell us a little about yourself!
I’m 32, live in Florida but originallyfrom Ohio. I was diagnosed with PCOS at 15 and was told the likelihood of having my own children was slim to none.
♥ How many kids do you have? What are their names and ages?
I have 1 child, a daughter. Her name is Rozlynn but I call her jellybean, she is 9 months old.
♥ How do you find your “me time”?
“Me” time is hard to find. Especially now that I’m a SAHM. I find me time when she is napping or when my bf is home and watches her so I can be alone for a bit.
♥ What is the best baby related book you’ve ever read?
I was given What to expect when you’re expecting and both of Jenny Mccarthy’s books on her pregnancy. (Her books were more funny than informational)
♥ What’s the most useful baby product you have? Why do you love it?
I loved our bassinet, it had a mesh covering we could zip and take outside. Kept her close and let her get fresh air and kept the bugs out. The baby Bjorn and the wrap I have for her have been life savers. The wrap/baby carrier helps me when she doesn’t want me to put her down but I need to get house work done. I could wear her for hours with the wrap and she’s completely content
♥ If you could say something to yourself when you first brought home your first baby, what would you say?
Congratulations, take it slow and enjoy every moment. Even the bad…they will only be this size once.
♥ How much planning did you do before your baby was born, and how do you think that it helped or didn’t help?
My original plan was to have a nest egg of money set aside for medical costs and doctor visits. To be “financially stable”….but that didn’t go as planned since she was a surprise. We had just been told 5 months prior that due to my PCOS I didn’t ovulate and we would have to try fertility treatments to conceive. …boy, did I prove that doctor wrong. We bought as much as we could on our own and were blessed to have 2 showers and received a ton of diapers and wipes. ..if I had it all to plan all over again I would try to have a larger diaper supply stocked.
♥ What do you believe are the top three pieces of advice a new mom or someone trying to conceive should know?
TTC – Stressing yourself will only make it worse, don’t focus on what you don’t have, focus on what you do and enjoy life. Don’t lose hope…miracles happen everyday
New mom – You will have bad days but remember you are doing your best and it’s OK to not get everything done. Your child will be this size once, enjoy it and them…you can clean, cook and do laundry later
♥ What is your best memory so far of being a mom?
Besides the first time I held her, I’d have to say the day she said her first word, “mama”…music to my ears.
♥ Give us the short form version of your birth story.
We were induced a week early. I was in labor for 2 days, when my water finally broke and it was time to push. After we started the doctor realized her head was stuck and my blood sugar dropped to the 60’s so he decided we needed a c-section to try to ensure neither of us went into any medical emergencies. My boyfriend was with me through it all and she finally arrived , perfect and amazing.
♥ Lastly, for fun, define motherhood!
Motherhood, the scariest, craziest, most fun, fulfilling, rewarding and thankless journey you will ever take.