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April 2016

    Parenting

    Update: Motherhood 0-3

    As a first time mother I think for most of us we can say that becoming a mother is such a shock to the system.  For some, the only experience you have with a baby, is the ones you had babysitting. All you know was feed baby, change baby, entertain baby and then return to sender . For other this is a serious shock to the system because they have had no experience with a baby. So let me give you a play by play of what to expect within the first 3 months. Please keep in mind that every case is different but for the most part here’s what motherhood is like 0-3 months.

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    Parenting

    WARNING: to all future Dad’s

    Men let me talk to you for a second. So you found the woman of your dreams you put a ring on it walked down the aisle and bought a house . Naturally there only one more thing left to check off. Childbirth. Now for many of you men  the idea of having a mini you sounds great! It’s a way to carry on the name or for most of you, you just want to experience what it’s like to be a father. BUT BEFORE YOU DO you need to understand the journey you are about to embark on. Yes, childbirth is a great thing. Anyone that gets to experience this wonderful and beautiful journey should be considered the ultimate blessing. But it’s not all blue skies and red roses. I write this because as women we are somewhat aware of what we going to embark on. As far as pregnancy we, as women, kinda know what we’ve sign up  for.  I do think that the men are not ready for what may happen when the baby is born. So grab a glass of wine and your dear wife, because after reading this it will most likely stir up a conversation that you and your significant other need to have.

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    Travel

    Traveling with Baby

    For those of you that don’t know I am originally from Montreal. After I had Jenaé I moved to Ontario, so I’ve been living here for just about six month. This year I decided to join my family to celebrate.Unfortunately due to work my boyfriend would not be joining us for the 10 days that I would be in town however he would be able to be in town one our last few days in the city.So that meant I would be travelling alone with a baby! 

     The more I thought about it the more it made me super anxious. What if she has a meltdown throughout the whole trip?  What means of transportation would I use to get there? So many things were running through my mind so I decided to do some research. My 3 options were bus,train or plane. Because she’s only a few months old I did not want to go by plane due to the ear pressure. I know the doctor told me to just breastfeed during take-off and landing to avoid the baby’s ears from popping. But I didn’t want to put her through that. Did I mention  I have a slight fear of flying?

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    Discussion

    Prequel: How it all began..

           November 7, 2015 was going to be a new journey for me. It was the day that I packed up my bags and headed to a new city. One that I had visited many times before, to visit family and as a way to escape. As of that day I would find myself permanently in the city Drake called the 6ix. I’ve always wanted to live in such a vibrant city, not that where I was living wasn’t vibrant, but I was ready for change. I embrace it. It was also the day that I would say goodbye to the people I have know all my life. Family, friends and co-workers, I was sad to spend my last few days with them and wished that they would all come with me, even though I knew that wasn’t possible.

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