And so it begins…

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Hello! Welcome to my Blog and journey… I currently live in Massachusetts with my husband Nate, French bulldog Hugo, and son Sean. I’m also currently 36 weeks pregnant so you can guess where my head’s at – baby brain!

No matter how busy I am (and as a full-time working mom of a 2yo, I’m busy) I still can’t stop thinking about the baby! This became all-consuming around 8 months pregnant and has only gotten stronger the further along I am. Thoughts of prepping the house, labor, maternity leave, and recovery. (Not to mention the typical mom-worrying that creeps in late at night when I just can’t get comfortable enough to sleep…)

Given that this will be my second time around, I feel like there are less unknowns in general – I know what real labor feels like (a sensation I’ll never forget), I know how to breastfeed and pump and take care of a newborn, but I also believe that each pregnancy and each baby is unique, so I am fully expecting the unexpected! In general though, at this point my thoughts have drifted more to the postpartum stage; and while I find tons of blogs that cover parenting and great resources on pregnancy, there seems to be a fairly limited amount of blogs covering the postpartum period. While officially defined as the first 6 weeks after giving birth, I think of it as the 6 months after giving birth – that’s how long I think it takes to settle in and adjust to all the change (at least!). One reason we see fewer blogs covering this time in a woman’s life’s because she is just too busy, (and in truth has higher priorities!) but it also lasts such a short time that it only makes sense we don’t have the same wealth of information available about it.

Whatever the reason, it feels like the perfect time in my life to start a blog and share my journey. I hope you will find some value in it.

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