How do you know when you're ready for motherhood? It is certainly a valid question. After all, you can't order a baby, try it out and return it or press a "pause" to wait for a better time to care for the child. In our society, we see plenty of pregnancy announcements, but people often don't talk about what led up to that moment. So, when I asked on Instagram what questions you all had for me about motherhood, maybe I shouldn't have been surprised to get this question from a lot of people. Wondering if I was ready for motherhood was something I thought a lot about in the years leading up to having our son. So, today I'm going to share more about what that looked like for me and how I knew I was ready.
There’s a lot of tips, advice and products focused on taking care of your newborn, but before Liam was born I found it difficult to find real accounts and meaningful information about what to expect for new mom life and how to prepare for postpartum. So, today I’m opening up about life as a new mom. If you're expecting your first child, just had your first or know someone who is, I hope this shines a little light on what it can be like.
There were definitely some days that I didn't think it would come together. But, now here we are, almost a week after the due date, and I go in there every day and tinker with all the things I have set up for the baby. I smile knowing that I'll soon be spending a lot of time in there. It's been such a fun first project for our new home, and the way it turned out really ended up exceeding my expectations. So, today I'm sharing with you all the scoop on our gender neutral nursery.