I never thought I would live to tell my child I experienced two devastating hurricanes (first, hurricane Georges in '98). I had just become his mother and I had to learn to take care of a newborn while dealing with the consequences of a category 4 hurricane that covered all of Puerto Rico, my Island.… Continue reading First time mom in the middle of a hurricane
Descubrí que estaba embarazada en diciembre. Pero di a luz a mi bebé en agosto. Mi bebé topetón fue más grande en el verano. Días cálidos, tropicales y caribeños que pueden hacer que cualquier persona pierda el sudor durante todo el día. Lo que me mantuvo con vida durante los últimos 2 meses fue comer… Continue reading Alimentación saludable en el embarazo durante el verano
I found out I was pregnant in December. But I gave birth to my baby boy in August. My baby bump was bigger in the Summer. Hot, tropical, Caribbean days that can make anyone dissapear from sweating all day long. What kept me alive during the last 2 months, was eating plenty of fruits rich… Continue reading Healthy eating through a summer pregnancy
How was your postpartum experience? Do others in you family helped you and your spouse? Did you have paid maternity leave? What do you think about postpartum traditions and costumes?
A year and a half before I got pregnant with my baby boy I cut my hair into a short bob, because my magenta and purple haircolor fried my curls. 🙈 During my pregnancy everybody said how beautiful my hair was, how strong it was growing...So when I gave birth, I thought it would stay… Continue reading Pregnancy made my hair grow, but I lost it
When I found out that I was pregnant I knew that so many things would change; and they did. But it was for my own good and my baby's wellbeing. So...this was my drill and it definitely worked! First, let me tell you that you should follow your doctor's advice and know your body to… Continue reading It’ll never be the same
It wasn't too fancy. I was in a public bathroom, at work, but I wanted to know. I truly desired to find out if my dream was actually alive, as I hoped it would be around that time. And suddenly, two pink lines appeared on the pregnancy test... At that exact moment, I started shaking,… Continue reading What do you do when you find out?