Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year, friends! I hope 2016 brings you much joy and happiness.

I am looking forward to all this year brings. First up, in February, will be the birth of my baby boy. I love having him in my tummy and I am also really excited about meeting him in approximately 6 weeks. Even with all the happiness and excitement a baby brings, I am also reading or hearing about the baby blues that can often happen in the two weeks following the birth. Hoping I don’t experience this, but it is always good to be aware and arm yourself with tools to combat any stress, anxiety, or depression that may rear its ugly head. I found a podcast for new moms that discusses a lot of these issues- Newbies by New Mommy Media. I love finding new resources like these!

On another baby note, a gentleman came to our house last week to fix our heater. My husband told me that he and this man were having great conversation and asked about children. My husband mentioned we were expecting and the man said something along the lines of, “Being a dad will come naturally to you. You’ll know what to do.” I love that!

I love the thought of trusting in myself that I will know what to do. I will not parent perfectly and I will not expect to have a perfect child, but I sure will love that child unconditionally and show him what it means to love and be loved.

If you have any new mommy resources, please share! I am currently trying to find a list of things to pack for the hospital. I know 6 weeks is early to pack a bag, but I want to start soon so that if I need anything I do not have I can order it.

Cheers to 2016!