Like I said in my previous post about a brighter future, my husband and I are doing some pregnancy planning. Ok, I am the one officially thinking about pregnancy planning. My husband figures that we both have jobs, we both are ready to have children, so what is there to plan?
All you mothers out there, isn’t tons of things to think about? Just off the top of my head, I have at least a handful of questions.
My pregnancy planning list:
-Are we healthy enough to have children? What can we do to increase our chances of having a healthy pregnancy?
-How about maternity leave planning? How long can I take off?
-How much will it does to deliver a baby in a hospital and all the baby wellness stuff?
-How do you figure out all the baby paraphernalia and how do you know how much you need?
-What about child care? In an expensive state like California, both of us need to work. There is no chance that I will ever be a stay at home mom because I make significantly more than my husband.
-What is going to happen if my torn labrum gets worst during pregnancy? This is a biggie for me and the main reason why I have been afraid to try to get pregnancy earlier. Even the orthopedic surgeon cannot tell me what to expect. I can manage the pain now, but I am not sure I can handle it without heavy medication if it gets worst.
-What about my eyeball? Yes, you hear me right. According to friends who are just as nearsighted, during pregnancy, their eyeballs were so swollen (water retention) that they had to wear glasses after the first trimester. I don’t even have a decent pair of glasses not held together with tape or string. I am diligent with changing my contacts, but glasses? How often do I wear them? But apparently I might be wearing them all the time when I get pregnant.
Future pregnancy planning posts
I will explore some of my pregnancy planning questions in upcoming future posts. Of course, there is no timeline until I actually get pregnant.
In the meantime, I have been reading the Serotonin Diet. I have written about serotonin in my previous post about sugar addiction, but some of the science behind this way of eating is very interesting. I definitely need to do a book review on the Serotonin Diet.
Until next time and thanks for stopping by Small Steps to Health.
Photo by: jessica.garro.
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