“No two pregnancies are the same and this was definitely the case for me. In my first pregnancy, I could count the times I was nauseous on one hand and I only threw up twice – once from a forceful sneeze. This second time around I spent four months feeling nauseous no matter what I was doing (or not doing) and eating.
I know, I now have a toddler to run around after and I can’t just lay down and take a nap whenever I want, but I could still feel the energy being drained from me every hour of the day. Keeping the sink empty & the dishes clean without wanting to lie down was a cause for celebration.
In order to combat the tiredness and keep me in a good mood throughout the day, I started implementing small daily tasks that my toddler and I could do together without draining me of all my energy:
⭐ Morning garden visits before the sun got too hot
⭐ Making fresh-squeezed orange juice with collagen protein
⭐ Walking our pup for 15 minutes around the neighborhood
⭐ TAKING A NAP WHEN MY TODDLER NAPS
Seriously though, my worry about having a clean house and doing chores diminished greatly once I came to the realization that nap time was EVERYTHING to me. Snuggling with my toddler replenishes my energy and gives us extra time to bond before it is no longer just him & me.
Taking care of yourself is more important than a clean house. Take it from me”
Tune in next week for another Home Birth Journal entry!