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!
♥ How many kids do you have? What are their names and ages?
♥ How do you find your “me time”?
♥ What is the best baby related book you’ve ever read?
♥ What’s the most useful baby product you have? Why do you love it?
My ring sling! I have used it since my baby girl was just a few days old to keep her close while I get things done around the house! She loves to be carried around and I am able to be productive!
♥ If you could say something to yourself when you first brought home your first baby, what would you say?
♥ How much planning did you do before your baby was born, and how do you think that it helped or didn’t help?
♥ What do you believe are the top three pieces of advice a new mom or someone trying to conceive should know?
♥ What is your best memory so far of being a mom?
Other than seeing my baby girl for the first time, hearing her first real giggle was pretty amazing! I’ll never get sick of it!
♥ Give us the short form version of your birth story.
I gave birth in a hospital with a midwife. After almost exactly 48 hours of labor, many spent at home, 3 of them where I was pushing, I had the natural birth I had been hoping for, thanks in large part to a supportive husband and an amazing midwife. I did not expect labor to be nearly as long or hard as it was, but after going through it, I can say it was not only the hardest, but most rewarding accomplishment of my life! I seriously felt like superwoman afterward and know that if I could make it through a 48 hour labor and an unmedicated birth, I can do anything!
♥ Lastly, for fun, define motherhood!
The most wonderful, hardest thing you will ever experience!!