I launched Tyckled Tales just a little over three months (three months and three days to be exact!), and it’s been quite the journey working with Julia and Chad as we prepared for their newborn, Logan. It’s been such an amazing experience, and I personally feel that I’ve truly been able to share our learnings on planning for parenthood in a meaningful way so that you, as readers, can apply them to your own parenthood journey.
I’ll soon be sharing some updates from Chad and Julia on life as new parents, and in the meantime, I wanted to start a new expecting parent series on Tyckled Tales.
Today, I am very excited to introduce my newest set of expecting parents, Vince and Stephanie!
As I’ve hinted previously in some recent interviews I did for blogs, The MDB Family and DiaperChange.me, Tyckled Tales will be an ongoing series, working with more parents beyond just Chad and Julia. Every set of expecting parents is different, so I see value in sharing each of their unique experiences to arm you all with more tips and strategies to best suit your needs.
With Chad and Julia, I introduced them in a two part Q&A series, and today, I’d like to do the same by sharing part one of an interview with Vince and Stephanie so you can learn more about them!
When Mommy Expert Lisa was due a week before her first born Maddie, she said, “I felt anxious and excited. It felt like I had been waiting forever. Every morning, I would wake up, asking if today would be the day. It was also a bit scary because you’re dealing with the unknown, but I kept a ‘go with the flow’ attitude and have enjoyed every moment since.”
Because I’m sure Julia is also going through a rush of emotions and similar thoughts right now, I wanted to share some advice for new moms that I’ve collected from The Mommy Experts and recent moms.
What would you say to Julia, who is about to give birth to her first born?
We mentioned how there’s not enough said to prepare moms on what to expect during the first three months of your baby’s life.
Like I said, it’s not just sleep deprivation, but changes emotionally, mentally and physically. The way I’m hearing it is: 1) there’s the difficulty of transition for the baby from inside the womb to the outside world, and 2) there’s also difficulty for moms.
Number two takes place between the time when the baby comes out and when you’re really settled in as one big happy family. It’s a few months in between – essentially when you’ve gotten into the swing of things. I also liken this to how Natalie Gordon of Baby List described one of her 4th trimester obstacles: the time of “getting my head around ‘I am a mom…'”
When I first chatted with Mommy Expert Sena about joining my group on Tyckled Tales, I knew I would be fortunate to have her participate because I loved that Sena was so open and honest about what it was like for her during the early stages of being a mom. She genuinely wanted to pass on her knowledge. And one topic she has been very real about is life as a new mom during this in between period we speak of.
Today, I feature a Q&A with Mommy Expert Sena sharing her experience on the 4th trimester, the changes you undergo, and The Baby Blues.