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Baby Max

It has been a few months since my last post. I want to apologize to my readers for not keeping up with my promise of attempting to blog as much as I can. The last three months have been full of excitement, failure, and stress. I feel like in the past couple months I have become a new person.

I am now the mother of two amazing little boys. I had the privilege of being induced on October 29th, 2012 during Superstorm Sandy. A lot of people might think that having a baby during a storm is stressful. Well it is!! I was thrilled to welcome my son , Maximus, into this world on October 30, 2012 at 4:00am.  The joy of being a mother to not just one little boy , but two is the best feeling. Maximus is such a happy content joy to have around. My oldest son, Titus, is finally getting used to having a baby around. He is such a great big brother. It was a struggle at first for him to understand who this little boy was that was taking all of the attention off him, but now he is my biggest helper and his little brothers biggest fan.

Big Brother Titus taking care of his Little Brother Maximus

Big Brother Titus taking care of his Little Brother Maximus

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You Would Think

You would think….. that since I have been on bed rest that I would have plenty of time to update to my blog.

Like I mentioned in a previous post, bed rest is extremely tough with a toddler. I am glad that I don’t have to worry about over working myself at work, but I also am thrilled to have some time in between the naps that sometimes don’t exist to prepare for the baby. It’s hard to believe that the last time I was pregnant I was so organized and had everything prepared months ahead. This pregnancy I have been such a procrastinator. If I wasn’t put on bed rest, I would be so behind

 

You would think that I would be more prepared the second time around…..

In reference to being prepared, It is crazy to think how much of an uproar Hurricane Sandy has brought to the East Coast. It’s crazy how the weather can create pure panic and shock. I attempted to do some last-minute shopping, but for the baby, not the storm. I feel like if you live in New England you should always be prepared for the unexpected. We get storms all the time; It doesn’t matter if it is winter or summer. I was shocked with how many people had carts full of food, water, and other random necessities. I feel like the retail giants love when people overreact because that is when they make the most money. The amount of money that has been spent this past weekend is probably absurd.

The news is amping this storm up to be an outrageous amounts of winds and rain. The difference between this years supposed storm and last years storm was last year we had leaves on the trees still. We might be in luck since most of the leaves have fallen or are at least in the process of falling. The heaviness from the leaves made last years storm worst than it was because the trees had to handles, leaves, snow, and sleet. The only thing that we , New Englanders, can do is just hope that all the hype is for a small storm that we have already been through a million times.

 

You would think that I would be wishing to have the baby during this storm……
Many people have insinuated that it would be so cool to have a baby during a storm. Personally, I am ready for the baby to be here, but I wouldn’t mind if it was a nice day. More babies come during storms because of the panic and anxiety that mothers put themselves through. I would appreciate it if my fiance didn’t have to work and could just spend one day with me before the baby comes, but the chances of work being canceled are slim to none. In the end, I am praying and hoping that the baby is here by the end of this week. I would love to meet my new bundle of joy.

A Toddler Mom’s Worst Nightmare—Bed Rest

The worst thing that could come out of any doctors mouth is “BED REST”. Unfortunately, In my case I was told on Friday that I am on bed rest for the rest of my pregnancy.I only have 4 more weeks left, but I don’t think any pregnant mother enjoys hearing those words especially when you have a toddler to raise and a house to maintain.
I am shocked that I was not  placed on bed rest sooner, but I was finally getting into the hang of being miserable working 40 hours a week on top of taking care of my 3-year-old , keeping up after my fiance, and maintaining the house. For a first time mom it might be a little bit easier for them to stay at home and actually get some rest, but for a mother of a 3-year-old it is a near impossible feat. This is something that is  impossible to try to explain to a doctor. I feel like sometimes I might get more rest by going to work than being home with the little man. Don’t get me wrong, I love my son more than the world itself, but it is tough to try to keep a child entertained at home when you are on bed rest. I think by the time the baby comes both my son and I will have driven each other crazy.
I wasn’t planning on placing my son in daycare of preschool until the beginning of next year, but at this point I feel like maybe it is better if I just enroll him now while I am on bed rest so that way I can actually rest. I have tried planning some easy activities that he can do while I rest, but it is tough to keep a lone 3-year-old entertained. I am wondering if there are other mothers out there that have come across similar issues. I was told that bed rest is patient testing especially with my type of lifestyle. I am the type of person that is constantly on the go –either shopping, working, or just doing chores around the house. Not being able to do any of these things on my own is what is going to kill me.
I am hoping that I can at least try to get some rest and that when the baby comes that myself and the baby are healthy due to the doctors decision.

 

The good news is that I will have more time to try to enhance my blog. At this point, I am just doing this for fun. I enjoy writing reviews and just writing about what I feel, but I wouldn’t mind if blog turned into something bigger. While I am on bed rest, I am going to attempt to take a little bit of time out of my day to update my blog daily.

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