When I first did my training for Music Together, my daughter was 3 months old and I thought I had tons of time to get her into a music class. And I did - BUT I didn’t realize how much music had already been a part of her life. Actually, for EVERY baby music has been a part of their little lives without you even knowing it.
You just found out you’re having a baby, congrats! Or maybe you’re 3 months along, or 6 months along, and really starting to feel it in your body.
While some of these changes are great, others might be aches or even pains. The good news is that there is safe relief.
I have an admission to make: Sometimes I still struggle with my son’s premature birth. Although he is three and is doing very well despite his early start, I still struggle with the fact that my pregnancy ended three months early. Day to day, it doesn’t bother me as much as it used to, and like everything, life goes on. I even had a full-term baby boy after a premature delivery, but some days I can’t help but think about what I had went through.
A year ago on #BellLetsTalk 2017 I briefly shared my postpartum experience with my Facebook friends. Carol Anne reached out to me and asked if I would write something for her blog, for this blog, so other mothers who may be struggling would see that they are not alone. That was a year ago and two days ago was #BellLetsTalk 2018. Apparently I find words much easier spoken than written. I've told my story dozens of times, but to actually write it down in detail is much more intimidating. So here it goes, one year later…
Preparing for baby’s arrival is an exciting time. Expectant moms plan and prepare diligently in anticipation of baby’s needs. However, one of the areas frequently overlooked in preparation for postpartum is the challenge of meal preparation and proper nutrition for Mom once the baby arrives.
For even the most domestic of Goddesses, combining the needs of feeding your newborn baby with your lack of sleep, your own recovery, and your possible dietary or food sensitivity needs, makes the necessity of nourishing postpartum meals a real challenge.
The solution: Batch cooking freezer meals!
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