Being pregnant for 9 months certain did a quantity on me. Life is so completely different once you’re carrying one other human. Many of the habits that I had earlier than I received pregnant fell away to make method for a brand new method of doing issues. Now that my baby boy is right here, although, issues can go again to regular. Properly, as regular as one could be with an toddler and an Eight-year-old!
So as to transfer ahead, I want to let go of just a few issues first.
Checking the due date app
I would examine my due date each single week when I was pregnant to decide what fruit or vegetable my rising baby resembled probably the most. I realized in the future when my son was three months previous that I might lastly take it off my cellphone. Now I have a baby growth app that I examine constantly. Yup, I simply switched one vice for one more. Such is mother life.
Abstaining from alcohol
I’m not one of these mamas who NEEDS a glass of wine each night time. Nonetheless, I do dwell in Northern California. In every single place I go, there’s good wine. Actually good wine. I lastly had a glass when my son was just a little over a month previous and it was simply as refreshing and scrumptious as I remembered it to be.
Rubbing my stomach
When I was pregnant, I wished to ensure that individuals knew I was with little one as a result of PERKS. Inserting my hand gently on my abdomen to get the purpose throughout grew to become a behavior most likely every week after conception. Now that the baby is right here, everybody will get it—I had a baby. Now I have to remind myself to cease rubbing my stomach.
The pregnant waddle
Whereas I’m not suggesting that pregnant girls have a alternative about whether or not to waddle or not, I know that I’ve been responsible of exaggerating it. It simply feels good to meander by way of life with a waddle. You may’t rush and waddle. Waddling helped me to decelerate and benefit from the journey. I have two children now, so no extra waddling for me. I simply don’t have the time!
Blaming meals decisions on “pregnancy cravings”
I wasn’t in a position to eat my favourite donuts when I was pregnant. As a substitute I settled for made to order omelettes, cinnamon rolls, and chocolate gelato. My candy husband learn all about pregnancy cravings, so he knew how necessary it was to get me what I wished. Now that the baby is right here, I don’t have these pregnancy cravings to blame on my specific palate. However, I AM nursing…