Summer Editor's Letter
When I thought I might be pregnant with my older, I took an at-home pregnancy test. It was positive. So I took another. Also positive. I then called my husband and asked him to pick up more at the store. Those were all positive as well. I wasn’t convinced, so I asked friends for OB/GYN recommendations and made an appointment. At my first appointment the nurse said, “You’re here because you’re pregnant? Congratulations!” I told her I wasn’t sure I was pregnant and that they should probably do some tests to confirm. She asked if I’d taken a test at home. I answered yes, five of them. She chuckled and told me, “You’re pregnant!” A million thoughts raced through my mind but mostly I kept thinking to myself, “Now what?!?” If you are newly expecting and wondering “now what?” never fear—we’ve got you covered! From tips on how to choose an OB/GYN to finding the perfect pediatrician, we’re here to help! And our Labor & Delivery Guide, will help you find the best place to deliver your bundle of joy.
Luckily, for my second pregnancy I only needed one test to convince me. The second time around was different in many ways, not only how I felt physically, but also because I had a toddler to look after. I worked hard to prepare Tori for the arrival of her baby sister. I thought I had done a pretty good job until one day Tori said to me, “Now, I know when the new baby is coming, but when does she leave?” It made me smile and realize we still had a bit to cover. Local mom Julie Collett, who has had plenty of experience prepping siblings for the new baby’s arrival, offers great tips.
Get out and enjoy the warmer days with your little ones, KC!