Last week I got together with one of my fave Bachelorette’s and sorta new mom, Ali Fedotowsky, to talk all things baby. Lately I have been yearning for support and wisdom from fellow new moms. Ali has a cutie-patootie 16 month old daughter named Molly so she knows a thing or two about raising a child. We decided to interview each other to ask all the things we were curious about from self-care to biggest fears to our favorite products.
This post is a part of our baby essentials series by Monica Banks, founder of Gugu Guru – the ultimate baby registry discovery site for style-savvy moms.
You’ve survived pregnancy, labor, early feeding along with sleep deprivation but for many all of those accomplishments will seem like a total breeze when faced with one of the biggest challenges for a first time parent: simply leaving the house. Alone. With your baby.
I feel a little superficial for caring about the fact that my body was going to change so tremendously from pregnancy and birth. When I first found out I was pregnant, I immediately panicked about not being in control of my body and it got increasingly harder to feel good in my own skin. I constantly had to remind myself that my body was creating something so wonderful, so beyond my comprehension or sensibility.
All you moms out there have been there…You’re driving on the freeway with your brand new baby in the back and all of a sudden they’re hysterical. You don’t know what to do, you can’t pull over, you think they’re choking, you’re freaking out! Well, hopefully you’ve all been there, cause that was me a couple weeks ago and it scarred me and I need some help!
As some of you may know, breastfeeding hasn’t been the journey I thought it would be. When I posted my last video, y’all were so amazing- sending similar stories of validation and so much support. I was so naive and thought I was so much more alone in my situation. I was obviously wrong.
Having or just had a baby and experiencing a million different people telling you a million different opinions??? Yeah, same here. Having a baby is a totally new experience. One that we look to others to help guide us through. But what happens when TOO many people tell you too many things??