Yes. Having a baby completely ruined some aspects of my life. Before I was pregnant, I was well put together, had my finances in order, and had a future with so much possibility. All of that changed the moment I got pregnant. Getting pregnant ruined my life as I knew it in 3 major ways:
However, having a baby also saved my life…
Before I gave birth I was so unsure of what God’s plan was for my life. I had a bachelors degree but no real direction for my career. I hadn’t yet found anything that I was truly passionate about. I started to get discouraged that I would never figure it out. When I found out I was pregnant, all those feelings were amplified by 1000! I felt like I was bringing a child into this world that was still so chaotic and uncertain for me. Then I gave birth to her. Nothing else in my life has ever matter to me more than being a mother. Also, I never felt so passionate about anything. I finally had a purpose that I was sure of. I am Iggy’s mom and I’m freaking great at it. Everything else is secondary. It gave me confidence in myself that wasn’t there before. My postpartum life also helped me realize that I am extremely passionate about childbirth, breastfeeding, and being an advocate for new moms. I became a Certified Lactation Counselor and I’m in the process of becoming a childbirth educator.
So yes, I have terrible credit and no real job and I can’t be away from my kid for too long without losing my mind. And yes, all those things are probably quite unhealthy. But I’ve never been more sure of where God is leading me to and who I am meant to be. I hope the same for all moms out there.
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Hi! I’m a new mommy to a beautiful baby girl, which has made me obsessed with all things pregnancy, birth, babies, breastfeeding, and postpartum life. I have a degree in Developmental Psychology and I’m currently studying for a Masters in Public Health. I’m also a Certified Lactation Counselor. I love Disney, burgers, wine, “search and find” puzzles, and board games. I hope to get to know you soon.