Mrs.Dr.Mom (whew!)

From Stafford, Virginia, United States

Joined 21st June 2008

Number of children:
1
Age of children:
Due October 3rd
Relationship status:
Married
Parenting advice I follow:
Keep self-care a #1 priority. This concept is backwards compared to what is traditionally taught (or assumed) in my culture. Typically people say, "you no longer matter" and "the child comes first". I agree with this when it comes to basic necessities. However, I also believe that if the parent and family unit (i.e. marriage, relationship, etc.) are not in tact and being tended to, you risk not being optimally available for your children. So, perhaps the advise I'd like to follow is BALANCE. I don't want to completely "loose myself", but stay true to who I am, my personal goals, relationships and motherhood. I'm sure it's easier said than done though. We'll see if that philosophy changes.
Parenting advice I ignore:
Right now, I'm only shielding off pregnancy advice..."pinch your nose or it will grow"..."watch out for bananas"..."you should change your prenatal vitamin"..."you should being wearing materinty underwear"..."breastfeed"..."don't breastfeed"...etc. etc. etc.
Favorite activity with my kids:
Watching my stomach move around while he's kicking around all day...hahaha.

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  • Hi Mrs. Dr. Mom!
    Thanks for your note! I think these are all great questions and the answer varies for different children. My child was pretty easy - he only cared about getting food - not how it came to him :)
    I used Dr. Brown bottles, but again - it didn't really matter with him. You should join http://www.workitmom.com/group_expectingmoms - you'll get great response to your questions! Congrats on your pregnancy!!!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Victoria on 25th June 2008

  • Hey Mrs.Dr.Mom! It's great to meet you. I loved reading your profile. Congratulations on your little baby (you said he, so I'm assuming boy). Anyway, if you ever have comments or questions about Work it, Mom! I'm here to help. Here's our expecting mom's group.
    http://www.workitmom.com/group_expectingmoms

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by mamajama on 24th June 2008