Piles of Onesies

Time Flies

Baby clothes

I know that time flies. It seems the more days go by the faster blinks they become of my past. It leaves our heads spinning. An example of that is when your newborn grows out of his or her onesies within a month. Granted that is still ahead of me but I am lucky enough to have a friend that has just given birth a few months ago and has been amazing in filling me in on all the things to come that even books don’t cover. It’s such a pleasure to sit back with her and her little one and chat about her experiences and adventures. And that pea is just adorable and personality for days!

Pass’em Down

So when she called me asking if I wanted to take her daughters clothes, I thought to myself, what DO people do with just about brand new clothes of their newborns? After that, my thoughts went to, wait a minute!!! She was just born!!! She grew clothes out already? Head spinning for sure!!! I also can’t help but think I am so lucky to have her for all her eager advice and helping words and the passing down of the threads is an awesome icing.

What About You?

All this makes me wonder, what do others do? Do you moms pass your babys clothes along to friends and family, donate them, throw them away? Share with me below. I look forward to hearing from you gals.

Just Kickin’ it

We are 5 months and 2 weeks along this week. These are the words of a first time mom-to-bee. Last few nights the little one has been very active. She’s been kicking away and it’s such a weird feeling. I mean I’ve seen the pictures and heard the heartbeat but to feel movement is something else entirely. I don’t know what strong movements are vs light ones but it almost seems like I can SEE her little feet under my belly making it move and shift. I am loving being pregnant. I am loving that I’ll be a mom in just a few short months. All the difficulties are so worth it.

I’ve been laid up in bed for the last few days with what the doctors are telling me is a sciatic nerve pain but with all the acrobatics she’s performing in there I hope she moves off of that spot that has me pretty much immobile. After all, I AM single and I need to make the money for as long as I possibly can and my job requires walking, walking, and more walking.

Sure I can’t walk, have debilitating migraines, and have immense waves of nausea, but I am so looking forward to our sixth month together in a few weeks and the new experiences it’ll bring. In the meantime, I am trying to stay healthy (the whole household is sick with a high temperature so I guess it’s good that I am locked up in my room) and positive about the future.

It’s a Wonderful Day

Thank you G-d for my hearing so that I could hear my little beans heartbeat today.

Today I had my first real doctors appointment. Tons of blood given and tests submitted. Blood pressure is a bit low but it’s better than high. We met some amazing people from the receptionist who couldn’t be sweeter to the nurse, to the midwife, social worker and even a nutritionist. Today has been a very productive day for me and the Bean. It’s wonderful when professionals around you tell you that you are on a good track from your support to taking care of yourself. Granted, we are not completely prepared, after all this was a surprise pregnancy but we are well on our way to a good beginning.

It’s amazing to know that there is help and care for those of us that are not privileged to have health insurance. I am truly thankful for everything I have today. I am especially thankful that the Bean has been tested. Now we just hope for the best and wait for the results which should be evident in two weeks. Friday will bring us a new picture of the Bean. I’m thrilled.

Though we haven’t heard from the father in about 4 days now, we are keeping optimistic because we know we are in good Hands. Though everyone close to me seems angry with him, I am giving him space to make his own decision. I will not sway him into anything one way or the other. He is his own man and will make the best decision for himself at this moment in time. As for me? I have two lives to take the best care of I know how now, so that is my focus: keeping positive, working on stability, and being thankful for everything that I do have. We must remember to focus on the blessings not things that are lacking. Things that are lacking are there to teach and guide us in the right direction.

Today has been a wonderful day.

My Hopes for Today

I know that all parents to be probably have the same wishes, fears, and hopes. The most prominent for me today is being able to be a good example for my child. I hope to be a strong role model who will inspire compassion, kindness, love, and respect towards this world and it’s inhabitants. I do not have any idea on how that will unfold but with a good heart, a better intent, and the watchful eye of G-d we’ll ensure an offspring we can all be proud of.