Maternity leave

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As most of you know by now, I’m officially on maternity leave. It’s so nice to take a little bit of time off before I bring my child into the world. I’m swimming everyday, going to prenatal classes, reading books. It’s glorious (all the while feeling this little alien child moving around inside of me).

I’m very excited.

I’m also terrified.

I’ve been told this is a normal feeling. My mind is swimming with thoughts… What will they be like? Will they be healthy? Will there be any complications during labour? What will their temperament be? At what age will they ‘sleep through the night’ (not wake up for 5 hour stretches)? None of these things I can control, so all I can do is breathe and let it go. What other options do I have? No use obsessing over what I can’t change.

Time flies. I feel it was just yesterday that I was announcing to the world that I was pregnant. I also feel it was yesterday that I was shopping for a house. So much has changed in the past year, and I couldn’t be happier. I feel my life moving in a direction that makes sense to me.

I’m still missing a few things for my nursery. I’m missing a glider/rocking chair. While they aren’t essential, they definitely make things easier I’ve heard. I’ve been looking at buying a used Dutailier Glider from Kijiji and I think I’ve found one. The current owners were kind enough to offer free delivery to my home (I may or may not have played the single mother card to negotiate the price). I’m also missing some fitted sheets for the crib. Gift certificates from Fab Baby Gear would be appreciated! I’m probably missing other stuff, too.

Anything I’m missing I’ll buy in the moment. I’ll know what I need when I need it.

You may have seen on Twitter that I plan on making myself 50 pre-made meals for when my baby is born. Anything to make my life simpler! I want to make sure that despite exhaustion, I’m eating well :). A friend gifted me with freezer safe and oven safe foilware to make things a bit easier. It’s great! I can’t wait to choose my menus.

I feel ready. Soon, I’ll be a mama, and I couldn’t be happier.

Fondly,

Nat

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