My Two Pregnancy Plans
By: Grace CrossWhen a person finds out that they are pregnant, ideally you get very excited and start to plan life with your little one. You get to plan a nursery, get excited about having a new baby in the family and so much more. But for a parent who has lost a child and gets pregnant again, the joy of being pregnant can also come with a lot of fears. When I lost my baby to an ectopic pregnancy, I knew my thoughts on having another baby would be much more cautious and careful and have their own fears. That is why, unlike other Mothers, I have two pregnancy plans.
Unique Pregnancy Announcements To Blab Your Big Secret
Announcing baby news is always an exciting time and it has changed over the years with options to get more creative and personalized to your interests.
Recently actress, Vinessa Shaw who many of you may remember from Hocus Pocus (one of my favorite Halloween movies) announced she was expecting. The following day she posted again to her Instagram but this time it was an amazing design which features the Sanderson sisters (featured below) and this created tons of buzz on how this was the perfect way to announce her pregnancy.
When Is It The Right Time To Announce A Pregnancy?
We have all heard of the three month mark to announce a pregnancy to all and it has been the norm in most families. But is it really the norm? If so, what is the reason behind this norm?
I started to ask myself these questions when this topic came up in one of my discussions with one of my best friends, Grace. We started talking about why each one of us held onto our pregnancy announcement until the three month mark. Both of our reasons where very similar such as it was the norm, this was a comfortable time for us to share and another reason was the fear of miscarrying.
10 Etiquette Tips for Visiting Newborns
Having a baby is a very exciting time for new parents and of course for their families. We can get so excited to see the new baby that we may forget our etiquette and how hard it is for new families to adjust to the beginnings of parenthood.
Mother’s Hospital Check List
Preparing yourself for the big day to greet your new baby can bring you a lot of different emotions such as excitement, fear, nervousness and joy. I found that by having my hospital bags prepared in advance helped ease some of the fear and nervousness as I knew I was as prepared as I could possibly be.
Advice for New Mommies From A Village
To all the first time mommies, welcome to the world of parenting! I am sure you have read tons of books and articles of what to expect when your bundle of joy arrives. You may have even heard the ups, downs and maybe even the ugly from family and friends. All of this information can be valuable and may assist you at some point. But please remember that every child, parent and situation is different so your desired results may differ. That is in all honesty!