Posted by Lauren Jimeson
If you would have asked me about the newborn stage with my first child, I probably would have told you that I wanted to get through it as quickly as possible. As a new mom with little experience, I had no idea what I was in for.
Now two more children later, I look back and realize that I was just in complete shock realizing how much my baby needed me. Now that my girls are older and don’t need me as much, I know how truly special the newborn stage it. When I was pregnant with Macks, I was really looking forward to the first few weeks at home with him. Now I am savoring this precious time and all that it has to offer, because I know it won’t last for long.
Posted by Martine Foreman
When I was a child, I remember always feeling loved. My mother made sure that, regardless of anything going on in our world, we were never doubtful about how much we were loved. I also remember feeling like my mother had big dreams for my life. She faced many challenges as a young girl in Haiti, so her hopes for my life were big. She wanted me to reach the stars and live a magical life that she only dreamed of when she was growing up.
Posted by Lauren Jimeson
There is no greater joy than bringing your baby home from the hospital. You are finally out of the hospital and have time to bond with your little one all on your own. While many moments are filled with bliss, the first few weeks can be tough. Even with three kids, I am still surprised with how hard the newborn stage can be.
Posted by Keiko Zoll
I’ll never forget the moment that Larry found out I was pregnant… because he was right there next to me! Our pregnancy story isn’t like a lot of folks’, as I got pregnant after years of infertility and our first round of IVF. Since we didn’t make our baby the old-fashioned way, we actually had to wait for a phone call from our fertility clinic with my beta test results, ten days after our IVF procedure. Those were easily the longest ten days of our lives! We were on strict instructions not to take a pregnancy test and as much as I wanted to, I didn’t and waited for the call.
When our clinic called, I put my phone on speaker and our IVF coordinator simply said, “Keiko, you’re pregnant! Congratulations!” My husband and I were looking right at each other when she said it, and I’ll never forget the look of stunned surprise on my husband’s face. We were so excited we both couldn’t stop laughing and smiling. After I hung up, I turned to Larry and said: “NOW can I go buy a pregnancy test, please?!” True story: we walked to the pharmacy around the corner right then and there where I bought a whole handful of tests and peed on them all once I got back home!
Every pregnancy reveal story is always a little different, and it’s always fun to share the news with others. But that first moment when you share your news with your partner stands out from all the other announcements. Here 15 more real moms share about how they told their spouses and partners they were pregnant!
Posted by Savannah Wallace
I am so thrilled to be part of Disney Baby as a new regular contributor! My husband and I just had our first little one on January 29th, so it’s been 5 busy weeks of getting to know our little one and discovering our new role as parents. I have a lot of exciting ideas to share in this space but before I dive into my regular posts, I wanted to take a little time to introduce myself and my family. :)