My First Baby Story

I’m a first time mom and so excited to experience giving birth and having a baby. I’m currently in my third trimester so things are getting very close now. I have been so overwhelmed with excitement but I have also experienced some forms of stress that I’m sure other mothers are going through themselves. You see my husband has such high expectations that I should be able to take care of the baby on my own while completing all the household chores. What he does not understand is that in my current state, I’m easily tired and worn out. If the chores don’t get done I still get the blame. Basically, my husband needs everything done for him even if it means bringing him food to the couch. On top of this, I work a full time job so the stress issue goes up even more. Something needed to be done and that is exactly what I did.

I’m sure women around the world of all ages can relate to this experience and I want to point out some fixes that can help you relax. One of the first decisions I made was that this was not the type of environment I would want my baby coming into or living through. I sat down and had a long and thorough discussion with my husband that he had to be a team player and be there not just for me but for the baby. He acknowledged that he was ready for this new chapter in our lives and that he too had been stressed out because life as we knew it had been changing. We agreed to work together to make life easier and much smoother than it had been previously. Things like having my husband make dinner sometimes or him making the runs to the grocery store can help in he long run.

The next step I took was to take my leave of absence from work so I could get ready for having the baby. As much as I did not want to leave work because of the money, it was the best thing I did because of how sore my feet and back were getting. I love being pregnant but it would be hard to go though it all over again. Then again, who am I to say that because I know once I see my child I know it would be worth it. I love him. I can’t wait to experience the day in the hospital where I can see my child for the first time in the flesh!

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