Oct 20, 2012 - Health    No Comments

Health Before Expecting

I wanted to be in good health so that nothing can interfere when I do get pregnant. I had some teeth issues in the past and now I’m still seeing the dentist so that no tooth ache will bother me in the future, because I can’t imagine any work done in my mouth without using an anesthetic.

I also went to a lady gynecologist and she gave me thumbs up for other health issues. So for other future moms, a fibrocyst in your breast doesn’t prevent you to have a baby, and even to breastfeed. It’s a condition that affects over 60% of the women but most don’t even know is there. In most cases you don’t even have to remove it but make sure the lump is really a fibrocyst. Consult more than one doctor, have more than one ultrasound, and check it periodically for any changes might occur in the next 6 months. If it moves around is a good sign but let a doctor decide that.

I also made some blood tests to see if there is something it needs to be fixed. My doctor gave some folic acid to take before getting pregnant, and any, but at doctors recommendation, vitamins, calcium and magnesium are welcomed to strengthen you future “room” of the baby.

So that is that about me preparing the womb and a healthy environment for my future baby. For all the future moms in the world, be safe and have fun being pregnant. (I wonder if I’ll think the same when the nausea will hit).

Oct 19, 2012 - Feelings    No Comments

I Decided to Become a Mom

I’m 27 years old, I am married for a year and 4 moths, I know my husband for 7 and a half years, and we decided that is time to have a baby. So, I’m not pregnant, yet, but I am getting there. I wanted to be sure that I can do it by myself before we started this. Emotionally preparing myself for this was a bit hard, I had to think like a single mom because the truth is I don’t expect much help from anyone, so I will do all the hard work.

My mom, the single person who I would trust leaving my baby with, is at 350 km away, in my hometown, where she has a job.

My mother-in-law is taking care of her mother who had a stroke and she needs a little support from now and then, and they both live with us in another part of the house, and she is also not in good health, but to be short, I don’t trust her. She is lazy and complaining all the time about not having time to cook, even if she sits all day, nothing else to do but playing Heroes at the computer. She has bad eyes so I just imagine her making the RIGHT formula for my baby in time.

My husband is a sweet, hard-working, man. He is working from home but he is very focused on the time he spends working because is even harder when you are your own boss. I can trust our child in his hands, but I don’t think I could handle his complains about being tired so I would do it myself most of the time leaving the job of making money for our family in his hands. I have a little coffee shop in a small town, so I am my own boss too, but I will gladly leave the business for a while.

I don’t know if I will be a good mom, I didn’t want to answer that question before we decided to do it, because that is not the correct question, the good one is: Am I ready to try to be a mom? So to that the answer is yes, I am ready to try. I am scared and I’m expecting to be hard, tiring, chaotic, overwhelming but I’m sure I will not regret any moment of it and it will also be the most beautiful thing I will accomplish in my life.