Happy Friday ya’ll! It’s the weekend everyone…however not really a weekend for us. This is our Sunday. So lame. This is the final link-up for “Preparing For a Little One.” I’m kind of a little bit sad. I’ve had fun thinking about each of the topics, remembering what I did with my kids, what I would have done different. I really had fun reading the other posts from the link-up, making a connection based on the fact that we had similar ideas. Our amazing host, Kaitlyn, is about to have her little one and I’m pretty excited about that too! Babies being born…swoon…it’s so much fun. There have been so many wonderful topics in this series.
Our final talking is about Babyproofing Your Marriage. There’s no doubt that children change things. How could they not? You have a new little human being that you are responsible for. You are recovering from the birth experience mentally and physically. Between lack of sleep and adjusting to things like breast-feeding and maintaining tasks around the house, the whole marriage part might go by the wayside. Truthfully we are guilty of just hanging out in survival mode. After three kids and a crazy military career, survival mode can become the mode you live in all the time. For me, depression was something I dealt with after my 1st and my 3rd child. PPD can add a whole other element to the equation. We aren’t alone though ladies! Unfortunately “mommy wars” and “women wars” have ruined a lot of the built in support systems that would otherwise be in place. Surround yourself with a wonderful support group and you’ll be well on your way to recovery both mentally and physically. Before I give my tips there’s also a book and website that I came across with the title of or topic today. Many of the articles I’ve read are witty and helpful. So check out the site for yourself.