By Alisha Williams
I heard about all of the adverse issues that include a brand new child lengthy earlier than I had one: sleepless nights, limitless to-do lists, no time for your self. It was fairly discouraging.
So to assist paint a extra optimistic image of turning into a first-time mother and adjusting to parenthood, I’m happy to announce the launch of a brand new video collection starring our little family on BabyCenter’s YouTube channel, beginning Thursday, November 16, with new movies every week.
My husband Cortes, my daughter Valerie, and I’ll present how we work as a group, maintain a wholesome marriage with a child, and discover methods to raised our work/life steadiness. You’ll even be capable of hang around with us for a day to get to know us extra!
Right here is the primary video:
Final yr, Cortes and I made a decision to lastly to take the subsequent step and broaden our family. I nonetheless keep in mind the day the place we each stated, “Let’s go for it and no matter occurs, occurs.” Little did we all know it was going to occur REALLY quick. We discovered we have been anticipating later that month.
Though I used to be tremendous excited to convey a brand new life into this world, I had no thought what to anticipate. I searched YouTube for hours looking for households I might relate to, simply to get a way of what parenthood can be like. As a result of I struggled a lot to search out optimistic family vlogs, Cortes and I made a decision to launch a YouTube channel of our personal, The Williams Way.
At the beginning of my second trimester, we started to doc my being pregnant journey and preparations for our new child. We have been capable of seize so many particular moments alongside the best way: our gender reveal, the day we put Valerie’s stroller and crib collectively, birthing lessons, and studying every little thing there’s to find out about elevating a baby. After all, being pregnant isn’t all peaches and cream, and we made positive to indicate that, too, so our YouTube “family” might see the ebb and circulation of our being pregnant journey. No sugar-coating over right here.
Our lives ceaselessly modified when Valerie got here into the world in Could 2017. She’s the happiest child I do know and has saved us smiling and laughing because the day she was born. I at all times needed to be a mom, so I promised myself I’d stay optimistic, take life daily and simply take pleasure in this course of referred to as motherhood.
I’ve spent the previous 6 months loving her unconditionally and absorbing each snuggle, hug, and kiss she offers me as a result of I do know that as of late received’t final ceaselessly.
Vlogging my journey into motherhood has not solely helped me to attach with different new mothers and moms-to-be on the market, but it surely has helped to create an area the place my family and I might be uncooked and actual and present others that it’s okay to be imperfect.
By vlogging, our hope is that we encourage different mother and father to remain optimistic and inspired, it doesn’t matter what life throws at them. Even when they’re having a nasty day, we would like them to complete watching our movies with a smile on their face as a result of they’ll relate to what we’re going by means of. And for the individuals who wish to (or are contemplating) having youngsters one day, we hope that we encourage them and present them that although life will get busier with a child, it’s so a lot enjoyable and completely value each minute of the “craziness.”
We hope that you simply be part of us on this journey as we increase our daughter one of the simplest ways we will, with numerous love. We’d like to have you ever!
Alisha is a spouse and new mother to an attractive child woman. She shares her love for style, magnificence, and life-style on her weblog, xo, Alisha. She additionally enjoys vlogging her each day life together with her little family and her journey adjusting to life as a primary time mother on her YouTube channel, The Williams Way. With the entire content material she creates, she hopes to encourage others and present the significance of a loving dwelling. To see extra from Alisha, please comply with her on her weblog, Youtube, and Instagram @thealishawilliams.