Summer Editor's Letter
The answer: 3,642. The question: How many times did I check my firstborn during the first month to see whether she was still breathing? I didn’t actually keep track, but if I had, it would have been something close to that number. I made myself crazy checking and double, triple, quadruple checking to make sure everything was okay and that she was still breathing. Almost as soon as I left the room from a quick check, I’d be back again. What about you? In addition to my zealous over checking, my other new mom mistakes compose a long list. (Who am I kidding—I am still making mistakes as an “experienced” mom!) Overland Park mom Julie Collett takes a look at common new mom mistakes. I’m always glad to read articles that let me know I am not alone!
In addition to being somewhat of a hot mess after Baby was born, I was, let’s say, a little anxious during my pregnancies. Because we know this can be a stressful time, we dedicate one issue of KC Baby & Maternity to all things pregnancy. In this issue you’ll find a month-by-month map of things you might expect during pregnancy, a look at how certain foods can help you feel better while pregnant and a fun article on the top things KC moms have Googled from the delivery room. I know you’ll find some info that will be useful to you during this nine-month journey.
If you read our sister publication, KC Parent, you know that I am a big fan of summer. It’s here, and I am in my glory! I hope you get out and enjoy it with your little ones. Our Play Dates section has terrific ideas on outings perfect for the toddler set, and you can find TONS more events on our online Kansas City calendar.