What the biggest challenge you have faced in becoming a mama?
What are your favorite must-have baby products you have purchased? Any brands/items that you swear by, or are worth the money?!
What is one thing that surprised you about pregnancy? Most people I talk to always have a story about something nobody had ever “warned” them about!
Did you ever fear you wouldn’t love being a mom? My husband and I are going to try to get pregnant soon, and I worry that the sleepless nights, fights, exhaustion, etc. will be too much and I will blame the baby…thoughts?
What would you do differently in mommyland, now that you’ve had a few months of experience?
Not worry about what Gabe is or isn’t doing, milestone-wise. It doesn’t mean he’s smart if he’s doing it ahead of schedule, and it doesn’t mean he’s intellectually compromised if he’s behind schedule. Not worry so much about how ‘they’ say not to do, if it makes sense to me. Figure out how to make more friends with babies! And keep in touch better with all my awesome non-baby friends (or convince them to have babies. *cough*KatieandStephen*cough*).
Just wondering if you would recommend any particular book or website that you found helpful during your pregnancy.
But I cannot say enough about the books I read in preparation for Gabe’s birth. I do not exaggerate when I say they changed my life. I became more of an advocate for myself and my child, I started to look more critically at things, and I gained confidence in my abilities.
How much did having Gabe cost, including what your insurance company covered? I have universal health care so am curious!
Hi there! Thanks for an awesome blog :) I was just curious (and I know you’ve addressed this before) about how you budgeted etc to plan for Gabe’s arrival. Its so confusing knowing where to start and how much baby related things cost!
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