Yes, you read that right. We are expecting! Crazy to think how we are going to be parents in a few short months. This is a decision we took seriously and something we sat down to talk about. We decided to start trying in May of 2018 (thank you Period Tracker app!) Who does that, right?! A planner like me, that’s who! I’ve been planning NYFW runway shows and crafting PR strategies from conception to execution for YEARS so planning is deeply rooted in my blood. Starting a family is nothing short of a life-changing decision so I wanted to be ready, mentally and physically, for this amazing journey! I am so glad we did.
From the beginning of the year, we knew that it was just a matter of time before we made that decision to start trying. So, I wanted to make sure I gave my little peanut the best gestation environment possible. I did blood work with my dad, who is an MD and Acupuncturist, and made changes based on those tests. I wanted to make sure I was getting the nutrients I needed so I bought a juicer and started my mornings with a fresh juice made from fruits and veggies. My fiance was all in and he loves our morning juice ritual. And to top it off, it helped with his longtime soccer injuries so, it was great for both of us. For some recipes, I’ll be posting soon to the food page.
I also started taking a prenatal vitamin, well, gummies, every day. I mean, what was the worst that would happen? Longer and shinier hair, strong nails and glowing skin? SIGN ME UP! I was making sure I was working out regularly and keeping up with my cardio for a healthy pregnancy and birth. I started working with The Cartelle App for my workouts and have been keeping up with it even now! More to come on that soon.
I know that moms feel alone in this journey, and even though I have a very supportive partner, I decided to join a local mom group just to chime in and see how they communicate with each other. I have heard HORROR stories of mom bashing and I want no part in that. We should be supporting each other! That is what I found in my local group here in Aventura, Miami so it’s been a great journey thus far!
Stay tuned for more on our journey through parenthood!