Baby
Soon to be “Mommy”

28 Weeks… literally cannot believe that in less than 3 months baby Jacob will be here. Pregnancy has it’s good days and bad but I feel I’ve been blessed with minimal complaints. It’s so surreal – we are so thrilled and excited and nervous all at the same time. Will I be a good mom? Will he be a good baby, or a straight up pain in the ass? (seriously!!) Will he let me sleep? Will my milk come in? Will breastfeeding be as bad as everyone says? Will those aden and anais sheets really get softer after each wash? So many questions… so little time.

Lately I’ve taken to youtube to watch “days in the life” of moms with newborns. I’m not currently working so for now I’m kind of a “stay at home wife” if you will and to be honest, I’m bored out of my mind! Cooking and posting on this blog helps a lot as well as reading other mom’s experiences. The opportunity to finally be a “stay at home mom” excites me, to finally be busy and have my hands full. These women in these youtube videos are so damn impressive. Like how do you have time to even record a video while doing all of what you are doing and then edit and post the videos? Persistence and talent… I’d say. Or maybe like me, they enjoy it to share and positive??

I’ve also been reading books, getting prepared, obsessing over the latest registry trends – although in Judaism, we don’t even have baby showers before the baby is born. Which is super funny because I have all these things on my registry (top registry picks post to come) and won’t know if they will even be purchased until after Jacob makes his arrival. Can you imagine, the baby comes and you have literally the bare necessities that you yourself pick up if not already purchased. I’m a serial planner and the thought of this makes me anxious but I have to deal with it! The first 3 months are the hardest and It’s the only time that I’m worried about. We have an amazing support system and I’m lucky to be where I am.

Also, we live in a new area which I’m having a hard time finding mommy support groups. For now, I’m the pregnant lady strolling in the park watching the little kiddies, imagining my life to come. For those of you new mommies, advice and kind words are appreciated. Wish me luck!

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2 Comments

  • Maddie

    June 12, 2015

    This is such an exciting time for you. So, piece of advice, my little monkey Linc is 7 months and we got so many gifts that we just haven’t used. Every baby is different, some like bassinets, some don’t, some like swings, our baby does. I think am after baby shower is awesome. Remember to keep the receipts, especially for clothes. Our little angel only wore newborn size for 1 week! Baby clothes are sooo overdone; I know everyone wants to buy them. Start slow with accumulating the “stuff”. Amazon Prime arrives in 2 days anyway. You only need like diapers, sleep place, carseat, sleepers for a newborn. I’m no expert, but all the crap can be overwhelming. Good luck.

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  • Gail Kaufman

    June 27, 2015

    Congratulations! In the beginning, all babies need is love. The rest is just details. The baby retail industry would like you to believe otherwise, but try not to buy into the hype. Best wishes.

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