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A love letter from your unborn baby

Dear mom and dad,

I’m thirty-two weeks old, isn’t it amazing how time flies? In just a few short weeks I will be there with you. Can you believe it? There are a few things that I would like you to do before I arrive. You’ve been so busy preparing for me, I’ve noticed that you haven’t spent as much time with one another as you used to. Don’t worry, it’s never too late to make up for lost time, and I have a few suggestions.

I know you’re busy, so I’ve made it easy for you. Click the following link for some great Pinterest ideas; https://www.pinterest.com/TMDoulas/mom-dad-time/. Here you will find all sorts of neat things to do with one another. Some of them you can do at home, just in case mom doesn’t feel up to leaving the house. I promise, you guys will thank me when I get there. Enjoy this time alone while you can, I can’t promise that I won’t make for some sleepless nights when I finally arrive.

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Remembering who you are while being a parent

 
I shared this four years ago with the agreement that I was one of these women. Push. Go. Hard. Strive. More. I was the anxiety and depressed. Not the kind that keeps you in bed and not functioning but the kind that keeps me irritated all the time, a yelling mommy, an individual that felt a lack of soul.
 
I stopped glorifying busy. I stopped distracting myself from the pain I was in, stopped myself from ignoring the trauma I needed to heal. And I started feeling. Slowing down, healing, leaning in. It has been its own kind of messy, it’s had its own kind of chaos, but it’s getting better. I am better. And the slow, grateful, intentional, pace of life, I am here for it!
 
I took time to chat with this group of amazing individuals and talk about how to continue to preserve the "you" in motherhood. 
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