My Mommy Years: Introduction & Launch!

 
My Mommy Years Launch
 

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to be launching my new blog: My Mommy Years! This space is going to be all about a first time mothers’ experience with…well…motherhood.

If you’ve come over my beauty blog (Beauty Isles), then thank you for joining me here on this very new adventure. Or if you’re completely new, thank you as well! A little bit about me is in order, I guess? My name is Kimmy and I’m from The Bahamas. Though I’ve lived all around the world, I’ve been settled back home for several years now and I started blogging about 17 months ago. So far, it’s been an incredible experience! So when I first found out that I’d be beginning a new chapter in my life as a mother-to-be, I toyed with the idea of documenting some of my experiences. Over the past few months I’ve gone back and forth about it in my mind…finally deciding that I would go for it! I’m still not quite sure what shape and direction this blog will take and I didn’t manage to get around to some of the more technical aspects of the Blog setup. But like I did the first time around, I’m just going to jump in feet first.

So more about the pregnancy? As of today, I’m about 39 weeks! It’s any day, now, guys.  I count myself pretty lucky. For the most part, I’ve had a smooth 8 months. I did not have morning sickness or aversions to any food.  But don’t think I got off too easy – I did struggle (and continue to) with indigestion and acid reflux. These last few weeks in particular have been challenging with the discomfort and inability to sleep through the night, but I’m managing. A small price to pay. Throughout my pregnancy my emotions have vacillated between anxiousness (about so many things), uncontainable excitement, and eerie calmness. Am I nervous about labour? Sure. But I’m even more nervous about everything that comes afterwards.  First and foremost? Bath time. The Little One is going to be so tiny. I’m terrified to give her a bath for the first time…oh, did I mention? It’s a girl! And I can’t wait to meet her!

Hmm…I think that’s all for now. I’m sure I’ll have a whole lot more to say over the next few weeks. Oh, and I’m hoping to post once a week on Mondays. That’s the plan, anyway. I’m sure there will be some bumps in the road here and there. And those of you who are mothers probably think I’m being a little ambitious, Lol. Speaking of mothers (and fathers)…anyone have any tips for me for the first weeks? I’m approaching it from the perspective that everyone’s experience is unique to them. But I’m not living in a fantasy…I’m preparing myself for the mental and physical exhaustion ahead, among other things. 🙂

So, I’ll leave you all for now…with some sneaky snaps of the Nursery (this part is so fun!)

 

My Mommy Years Launch
 
My Mommy Years Launch
 
My Mommy Years Launch
 
My Mommy Years Launch

 

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “My Mommy Years: Introduction & Launch!

  1. Congratulations again, Kimmy! So exciting! You can never prepare yourself for the first weeks, I was beyond exhausted and stressed with my first son and the only advice I can give you is to do what you, as a mom, feel is right. Don’t look what books say, what other say, take every advice with a pinch of salt and do what your gut is telling you to do 🙂 Good luck lovely! xx

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    1. A very belated Thank You! I really took your advice to heart and it was definitely exhausting and stressful at the beginning but so wonderful at the same time. 🙂 I hope you’re well, sweetie!

  2. I’m going to have to agree with Dagmara. You really can’t prepare much. But do what you feel is best for you and your family. I remember being so scared the day I brought my son home. I was afraid I would somehow break him. But I quickly learned that there was nothing to worry about. It just sort of comes to you. I’m sure you’ll do just fine! I can’t wait to hear about your experience.

    The nursery is pretty! Congrats again!

    P.S. Lucky you on not getting morning sickness! I couldn’t eat for like 4-5 months! Everything made me feel queasy! Especially the smell of chicken.

    1. You know the only thing that I had trouble with was chicken…only when it looked too white and fleshy, ya know what I mean? That and shrimp cocktail. It didn’t make me sick or anything but I wasn’t keen on it. Thank you for your kind words and well wishes, sweetie. xo

  3. Love the new blog! And your diaper bag and hospital bags are both gorgeous! I bet your nursery is insanely gorgeous!!!! Cannot believe your going to be a mommy! And to have a girl is such a dream come true I think. You will have a little diva for sure, as I just know she is going to get into all mommy’s makeup! Will be praying for you girl and sending u lots of positive vibes! XO

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