Posts from the ‘Pregnancy’ Category

Prepping My Daughter For A Sibling

There are currently three of us in our family: my daughter, my husband and I. We

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are expecting a new member in about six months. It’s a very exciting time for all of us, but of course, there are uncertainties as to how well our daughter will respond to the arrival of a sibling after 14 years of being the only child.

There are numerous books and online articles advising parents on how to prep their child/children for the arrival of a new sibling, but most of them target parents with small children, not with teens. Thankfully, I have some personal experience in this department, and both my husband and I also talked about how we can help our daughter maintain a level of inner-security, because soon she will have to share our attention with another, and at the same time, deal with school work, growing AND help out around the family. Indeed, the arrival of a newborn is not only life-changing for my husband and I, the change is equally dramatic for our daughter! Read more…

My First-Trimester Pregnancy Essentials

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Every pregnant woman is eager to talk about her pregnancy must-haves, or essentials, that help her get through the hours, days, weeks and months of labor of carrying the little life inside of her, before the actual labor takes place. Below is my first-trimester essentials that got me through perhaps the toughest period of my pregnancy: Read more…

Baby Blues

Something’s come over me this week. It all started when I noticed I lost my interest in chatting with my family. I’m not particularly moody. In fact, I lack emotions and have an unusual ability to suppress my worries. Most of the times I have to push myself to read, to write, to play the piano, and I gave up on working out completely (I can’t even walk fast without losing my breath, let alone walking on a conveyor belt), and these were all the things I enjoyed doing. Read more…