I wish I had the survival guide to manage the brutal first weeks with a newborn when I had my first child. Yes, I spent most of my waking hours researching about fetal development, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and I even signed up to practically every pregnancy website I stumbled upon. However, nothing is as helpful when you talk to people that have done motherhood firsthand. Motherhood is hard and it is even harder when you’re doing it for the first time.
We always hear from our doctors that a fever is not a bad thing. It is just one sign that tells us the body is “waging a war against infection”. That doesn’t make it any better at all. As mothers, that statement always fails to give us comfort. Thus, I put together an article that tells us everything we need to know about it.
On my dad’s side of the family, we have a tradition. Growing up, I told myself that I would diligently follow that tradition to make the elders in my family happy. As soon as I knew I was pregnant, I immediately tracked the last letter used for naming the family’s newborn babies.
Constipation (or the inability to evacuate one’s bowels) is one of all moms’ biggest fears when it comes to transitioning our little ones to solids.
“No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you’re the only one who knows the sound of my heart from the inside.” ― Kristen Proby