Welcome to my blog!
This is both very exciting and extremely scary for me. This has been a project in the works at the Andersen house for well over a year now, and I’m still not quite sure where to begin. Rewind to fall of 2015 when I was a newly pregnant girl browsing Google and all the Mom Blogs trying to find out exactly WTF was going on with my body. I went from wildly ill to giddy and emotional throughout almost every single day. I seemed to be dependent on others’ experiences while navigating these murky pregnancy waters. It was at this point I decided I needed to write a blog. I wanted expecting mothers to have yet another outlet. One that didn’t gab on and on about how completely special, exciting, and happy of an experience this was. I needed something raw and real.
I think I need to preface this with PREGNANCY WAS NOT MY THING. Don’t get me wrong in any sense of the word- I LOVE BEING A MOM- and can’t WAIT to do it all over again. I also know what a huge privilege it is to be able to carry a baby, and bring one into this world. However, Pregnancy and brand new “motherhood” were simply very hard for me. I had a pregnancy that involved severe morning (all-day) sickness, Sciatica, The flu (4 times), lightening pain that lasted the entire last month, followed by a four finger Diastisis Recti to recover from post pregnancy. (All of which I will touch on later.)
To say I was in over my head, is an understatement. Maybe this experience is a generational issue (being a dreaded millennial and all) or maybe it is true that our mothers have simply erased the scary memories, to be filled only with good as time passes. Whatever the case may be, those pregnant months were something of a struggle for me, with only visions of this new bundle of joy getting me through the pain and discomfort. Little did I know the pain and discomfort would be greatly missed the day I was handed this bundle of joy, and practically kicked out of the hospital while being told “Good luck!”