Pregnant, Plus-size and 43 years old. Thats me!January 7, 2011
Cat? Out of bag.
Yes, of course we are thrilled, excited and lets throw in an ounce of frightened for good luck. Due date August 13th (oy the heat). There are so many wonderful things about this. A sibling for Alex (who has been asking for a baby for over a year), a new baby (A NEW BABY!), and frankly we are thrilled to be adding to our wonderful family. But being 43 there are fears that run through your head.
Ok fine.. I dont think there is a single mother out there who didnt have fear in her pregnancy, founded or unfounded, its difficult growing a human being in your uterus. Fears run marathons inside concerned brains. I will not let it take over my thoughts. But we will talk about them rationally here when they arise.
There will be a ton to talk about in the coming months people.. and I’m armed with words, so watch out!
- Gear. Holy moley all the new things that have come out in the last 5 years.
- Plus-size maternity wear. Oh yes, we will talk.
- Slings and carriers. Most comfy options for us.
- Work/life balance. As a mother who works full time outside of the home, there will be some things to discuss here. Not only will we discuss things like flexibility and leave, but how to get through the workday when you really really need a nap.
- And coming soon… how to vomit discreetly in public (ok maybe we wont cover that one)
- and much more…
Once I learned I was pregnant, I did what I would normally do and turn to the blogging world. Surely someone was already covering this subject with all the blogs that are out there now. I was quite dissapointed to find very few (VERY few) blogs about plus sized pregnancy and infant care. Pregnancy over 40? Not that either. Sadly, when I did a google search for both of these terms, I landed on blogs where every post seemed like a paid advertisement or a plea for a gift card. I cried out in pain. Where are all the good writers out there? I know you are there.
There are many wonderfully written parent blogs out there, many of which I already follow. But none that I found could answer my specific questions. My questions are not that unique… I know there are others of you out there. If you are reading and have people to recommend, by all means post them in the comments! Please!
I was encouraged by someone to fill a niche if I could. Plus-size? Over 40? PREGNANT *gasp*. I know I’m not the only one. I am no stranger to pregnancy blogging.. so I will pick up that ball and run with it.
This is about being honest, with ourselves, with each other and with our bodies.
*Because I blog with integrity, you will always know how I acquire a product I review. Being given a sample of a product is never an exchange for a good review. I will always be honest about the products I am testing both in how they work for me and how I received them.
Stay tuned for many more adventures…