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.

I’m not...

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Is Balance Attainable?

Wanna know a secret? I've divulged it once and I will continue to share it often.
There is no such thing as balance. There IS a counterbalance. Something has to fall short. And that is OK! Are you a working parent? There are gonna days, weeks and maybe even months where you're job is consuming you. And sometimes, your partnership takes the hit or your business isn't a priority. What you have to remember is that it's just the season, it won't last. And maybe tomorrow, or next week things will shift and one of those other areas will be watered.
You are not superhuman. We aren't created for perfection. We were created to depend on the strength of our tribe and our ability to choose intentionally. We were created to be in communities and tribes that support each other and help raise our businesses and babies. That cheer on our partnerships. In groups that remind us, that tomorrow is a new day and a different part of our life gets to be watered.
I refuse to feel...
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Top Five Things We Did to Prepare for a Baby that Changed During Covid

covid preparing for baby Mar 31, 2021

Doctor appointments with your partner:
Most practices are not allowing extra people at appointments. You can try adjusting your care to a midwifery practice for a home birth option or go virtual! Try utilizing FaceTime or Zoom with your partner during your visits.

Hospital based or in person classes are not being offered right now. Try an online class or a pre-recorded class like our Prenatal Companion Course. Both options secure the education you need to prepare for birth.

Stork tours:
A group tour of the hospital probably isn’t an option anymore. Ask if your delivery unit offers private tours or online virtual video tours. Remember, you can always call the unit directly to ask questions.

Baby showers: 
Virtual baby showers are flooding Pinterest and social media. Try a virtual baby shower or drive by shower option for those who are being more Covid cautious. 

Postpartum visitors:
The days of flooded living rooms and revolving doors is over. Even...

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