You remember all those summers you had as a child. Now that school was out, you were happy to be out of bed as soon as you woke. You’d be outside as soon as breakfast had been eaten. And your parents often wouldn’t get sight of you again until it was time for dinner. Spending the day playing with friends, you’d find things to do until it got dark, then you’d sleep like a rock until the morning.
So it’s been confirmed, and you are having your second baby- Congratulations! Your life is going to be blessed with another little person, and your first child is going to be a big brother or sister. Unlike your first pregnancy, you have some idea of what to expect this time around.
Anyone who has had more than one pregnancy knows that it is a unique experience each time. But when it has been several years or even a decade since the last one was born, it’s difficult to remember all the little quirks of being pregnant. Some might say it is much harder having a subsequent pregnancy so much later in life. But we’re older and wiser now. And the experience of before can only help guide us through the next nine months.
The birth of a new baby is one of those events that everyone loves to celebrate. New life in the world, a new cute kid to play with, and all the better if you can hand them back! Supporting your friends when they become Mums is a huge part of female friendship, and one of the unending joys.
We all want what’s best for our families. We want to provide them with a stable home and see them flourish. We work hard to earn money to feed and clothe them, and maybe to send them to college. We nurture them and look after them when they’re ill. We encourage them to interact with others and provide a constant taxi service. While this is all wonderful and a rich part of family life, it can be quite fraught. Some days balancing the schedule seems impossible. What can we do as parents to provide the best start in life for our kids, without going mad in the process?
Caring for your baby should be a happy, satisfying experience, although the demands on your time will be greater than ever before. But if at times you are tempted to think there are not enough hours in the day, baby may be receiving more of your attention than is good for him.
As a mom, it’s important to keep on top of your family’s health. If one child starts showing symptoms of flu, there is a good chance everyone in your home will end up ill! So making sure everyone is in tip-top health at all times is very important. And if someone does fall sick, knowing what to do without panicking is also necessary. Want to know how to look after your family’s health? Here are five key steps.
Are you expecting your first baby? CONGRATULATIONS! That is wonderful news, and you are surely thrilled. However, there is a lot to do to get prepared now. From the health check-ups to learning which nappies are the best, not all of the jobs will be that fun. However, there are some that you can really make the most of.