Posts Tagged "first time mother"

When The Juggler Falls

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When The Juggler Falls

I’m a juggler. I pride myself on being able to handle multiple tasks and not drop one. The key is staying as emotionally stable as possible. As long as I don’t FREAK OUT, I can juggle all day and not break a sweat. But, a few weeks ago, everything crashed around me. I was not feeling well throughout the month of February (hence the sporadic postings…sorry!).  Last year, I had my thyroid removed, so I am often tired but I take B-12 supplements to help maintain my energy. We are currently in the middle of selling our home and trying to purchase a new one, which means numerous “showings”...

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Natural Birth— How “Dare” I?!

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Natural Birth— How “Dare” I?!

I delivered our son after 16 hours of labor without medication. Up until the last push, the nurses told us that our hospital room was one of the quietest they had ever witnessed. Why? Because it took all of my concentration to focus on what was happening to me. Now, before I continue… do you remember that obnoxious kid in grade school whose eyes got a little wider when they were faced with the treacherous “double dare”? Yeah, I was that child. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have an incessant need to prove myself. It’s a horrible trait and I’m working on it. In my second trimester...

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My Baby Story: Are These Contractions or Braxton Hicks?

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My Baby Story: Are These Contractions or Braxton Hicks?

Now that my son is a year and a half I’ve been in a reflecting  mood. If you are from the East Coast and you gave birth on August 24, 2011, than our stories start off very similar. My son S Dot was born the day after the East Coast’s first major earthquake and the day before Hurricane Irene. On, August 24th, I woke-up in the middle of the night and felt stomach cramps but couldn’t distinguish whether these were the usual braxton hicks I had been experiencing for a few weeks or real contractions. Here I was, one o’clock in the morning actually Googling “What do contractions feel like”?...

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I Think I Love My Job…

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I Think I Love My Job…

I consider myself an exceptional worker (I have the employee evaluations to prove it). I show-up every day fired up and ready to go. If a co-worker makes a request, I follow-up immediately; and if my boss asks me to lend an extra hand, I don’t shy away. Bottom-line, I take my position and my job seriously. And, after having my son, my mentality is no different. But, I do believe expectations should be adjusted when a parent returns to the workplace after having a child. I am not the same worker I was seven years ago, I was younger, I had no attachments, no commitments, it was easier to be...

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Don’t Make A Mommy Angry…

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Don’t Make A Mommy Angry…

I use to think that my mother was a bit psychotic when it came to defending her children. There were times when we were afraid to tell her that someone did something to us because we knew when our mother got started there was no stopping her–she was the female Hulk. But, now that I’m a mother I have a greater respect for my mother’s love. To this day I remember when I realized just how much she loved me. It was the summer before entering high school. I was riding my bike with my best friend, while my little brother and his buddies played with their trucks and raced up and down the...

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