I know what you’re thinking: it’s been a long time since I last posted an update on my blog. Truth is, life got a little bit busy… and then I found myself unexpectedly pregnant. It was a bit of a shock, to be sure. But instead of mulling over what happened, I decided to make the best of it. I wanted to celebrate the happy event that changed my life forever. So I got to work, planning an event I called ‘Monsters and Moms’. It was a celebration of all things related to pregnancy, labor, and new motherhood, with a little bit of a sale thrown in. As luck would have it, the very week I was due to give birth, the pandora’s box of coupons and discounts opened up, and there weren’t many days left before the event.
What resulted was something wonderful. Families came together, friends came by to offer their support, and it was an opportunity to learn about the miracle that is motherhood. I was incredibly moved by the event, and I even shared some of the best tidbits on my blog. Since then, I’ve been putting the final touches on my next book, a cookbook filled with nutritious recipes inspired by dinosaurs. I’ve always been a fan of Dinosaurs Inc, and when the opportunity to work on a cookbook presented itself, I jumped at the chance. I’m so excited to finally have the chance to share these recipes with you. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I enjoyed putting them together.
The Good, The Bad, And The Unexpected
When it comes to pregnancy and new motherhood, there are always going to be some things you’re excited about, some things you’re worried about, and a lot of things you weren’t expecting. It’s good to be prepared for the unexpected, but it can also be tricky. When you’re in the moment, the hormones surging through your body can make you feel incredibly happy or sad or even a little bit numb. That’s normal, and it’s perfectly natural for you to feel a range of emotions during this time.
With my daughter, I went from feeling incredibly happy to feeling terrified and overwhelmed, as new parenthood often does. It wasn’t until I started writing this blog post that I realized how much work parenthood is, and how hard it can be to find the right person to share this journey with, especially if you’re on your own. Having little sisters who are also parents means I don’t have to go it alone, and I’m so thankful for that. It can be lonely as hell being a parent, and I’m glad I have friends who I can share this exciting yet daunting time with. It can also be really rewarding, especially when you see the smiles on your friends’ and family’s faces. It gives you the courage to keep going, to keep fighting, and to keep moving forward. And that, my friend, is the key to happiness. It’s about finding the good in every situation, and taking each day as it comes. That’s what helps you get the most out of life, including your new baby girl!
Dinosaurs And Newborns
While you’re ecstatic about the arrival of your baby girl, she can be a little bit exhausting, as a new mother! It’s normal for her nap times to stretch far beyond parent-child bonding sessions, and for her sleep patterns to become extremely irregular. She needs to eat frequently, and she can only get hungry by crying, so feeding her often feels like a chore! Add to that the fact that she’s barely ever alone, and it’s easy to see why taking care of her might feel like a full-time job. On the other hand, your baby girl is also the most adorable thing on the planet, and every moment with her feels like a pure joy.
I’m not a mother yet, so it’s hard for me to know exactly what it’s like to be a parent. However, from what I’ve read and heard, it seems like motherhood is a demanding job that can often put a lot of stress on a woman. From getting up at night to feed your baby to feeling like you have no time for yourself, it seems like being a mother is a full-time job that can take a lot out of you, emotionally, physically, and mentally. Perhaps one day, I’ll have a child of my own, and then I’ll really know what it means to be a parent. For now, I’m totally grateful for my little sister and her husband, who are really helping me out during this time, and I’m looking forward to the day when I can show them how appreciative I am of their support!