Any parent will tell you that bringing a child into this world is the most amazing thing you will ever experience. From pregnancy, to birth, to raising your child, you will experience ups and downs, but nothing could ever take away from the amount of love you have for them. It truly is indescribable. Having been a parent for 7 months now, I am by no means an expert, but I have learned A LOT, and am excited to continue this learning process, that is being a parent.
Looking back to when I was pregnant, I had many questions, what kind/size/brand of diapers will I need, clothes, brand of bottles, what kind of car seat, how many sheets should I have on hand, what should I register for, what should I pack for the hospital, and the list goes on. I asked around and used ideas from baby websites. Besides these questions, there were things I did not know that I needed to know: from putting your baby on a schedule to sleep training, etc… Now, there is no doubt that the foundation of raising a child is knowing when to feed, change, and put your baby to sleep. And there are many theories/practices as well as critics out there that have something to say about sleep training and scheduling, etc… Don’t get me wrong, I knew that I would need to put my child on a schedule at some point, but I also knew that I could just wing it and everything would turn out…which is very possible. Either way, I have learned so many things along the way. Some things I wish I had been prepared for, either from word of mouth or from reading (I did not read a thing about new born parenting before my son was born), but then again it is likely that nothing would have meant a thing until I held my son in my arms.
Both my sister in law and college roommate are about to have their first borns (both boys…YAY!!!) so I have found myself fielding questions from both of them which I have felt privileged and excited to provide my thoughts on. This really got me thinking, that what an opportunity it would be for me to put my thoughts into writing and share with others. I can’t tell you how much I would have loved to have a single resource to go to for many of my questions. I have been very lucky that my sister has 3 children (1 newborn) who has been an awesome resource to me. And actually, I have a friend who I stumbled across in the blog world and who ended up in the same childbirth class with me (CRAZY) who had her son 1 month before I had mine. She has been a great resource to go to since she has always been 1 step ahead. In light of this, I have decided to dedicate a page or two to my experiences as a mom. In my blogs I hope to provide insight into things/ products I have liked/disliked, experiences I have had , etc…
*Just a side note, that none of my entries will give medical advice. Instead they will be a tale of my experiences and preferences outlining what has/ has not worked for me. Hopefully, someone will find them useful and/or entertaining J