Today marks 35 weeks that I've been carrying our girl as well as 35 days until her due date! I am so incredibly excited to meet her, but am I 100% ready? That's a whole other story...
Read below for my 35 week update for this pregnancy and a look back at how things were going my first time around at this same point!
We're a month and a half away from welcoming home our second baby girl, so I'm using these last few weeks to really focus on my oldest daughter in the hopes of making the transition not as hard on her.
One way I am doing this is preparing a gift box full of goodies that are just for her on her sister's birth day. Below I am going to show you what I purchased for her and where I got the items for reasonable prices (because I'm always on a bargain hunt, duh)!
Okay time, you are moving crazy fast and I am having an exciting and terrifiying realization: we're going to have a second baby in our home in 6 weeks! *gasp*
Before I get into why I am just now coming to this realization, read the update and comparison below to see how things are going at 34 weeks.
I am entering my 9th month as a stay-at-home Mom, and I have learned SO much in that time that it boggles my mind how delusional I was about what this role really entails.
I've detailed in a previous post about some of the revelations I've had since becoming a SAHM (you can find that post here), but something I hadn't really touched on is the guilt that sometimes comes with being at home with your kids all day.
I want to dive into this subject because it is both something I have experienced as well as something I've heard other SAHM's voice, so I think it deserves some discussion.
If you are thinking about becoming a SAHM, are newly in that role, or have been doing this for years, I think you'll find some insights here that you can relate to and equip yourself with in order to be the best stay-at-home Mom you can be.
I've already detailed why I love the bullet journal system in my previous post, My Bullet Journal Journey: Part One. Today I want to specifically highlight one of the most beneficial pages of my personal bullet journal: the habit tracker.
I'll show you the 2 months of habit tracking I've done so far, what I've learned from using a tracker, and give a list of habits you can track in your own bullet journal!
This week was a lot less eventful than the last (despite the hurricane that came roaring through), but it still had it's fair share of challenges.
See below how week 32 went my first time around and how it's going with this pregnancy!
From my experience having been pregnant twice and having lots of mommy friends, I have learned that there are basically two schools of thought on pregnancy:
1. It is the most beautiful, wonderful, and awe-inspiring 9 months of your life
2. It is the most exhausting, uncomfortable, and miserable 9 months of your life
I think most women who have experienced the complexity of pregnancy can agree that those 9 months are really a good marriage of both ways of thinking. You will have moments of awe and bliss quickly followed by moments of duress and despair. It just comes with the territory.
Below I have compiled a list of both things I enjoy about being pregnant and things I truly loathed while pregnant. If you're looking for a laugh because you've been there, or you're looking for some clarity because you're newly pregnant or trying to be, read on for what I consider to be The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of those tumultuous 9 months we call pregnancy!
This past week has been exhausting for numerous reasons. Let's just say, my final countdown has begun - I'm ready to meet our girl and I am ready to not be pregnant anymore!
Whether you are an expecting parent, have infants or toddlers, or have kids who are school-aged, this question has or will surely come up in your life. We live in an incredibly technologically-advanced world, and there is just no escaping the fact that screens exist and kids are drawn to them.
So, do we fight this natural urge kids have to explore new things and adapt to the society they are being raised in?
Or do we allow them to be immersed, much like we adults have, into the digital culture that is all around them?