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!)