It's working for Rachel Mennell
Do not judge anyone else’s parenting style. You never know what his/her situation is.
I have two pieces of advice. 1. Do not judge anyone else’s parenting style. You never know what his/her situation is. We are all doing the best we can. 2. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
I was 8 weeks pregnant and had not planned to tell anyone until 12 weeks. Unfortunately, I had started to bleed at work. I became very worried, called my doctor, called my husband to meet me at the doctor’s office, then went straight to my boss tell her I was pregnant and was having “some issues.” She was absolutely wonderful, compassionate, and caring. She even offered to drive me to the doctor.
I took 12 weeks off. Thankfully, my back-to-work plan was fairly accurate. Working for Medela, my expectations were properly set.
Friends and colleagues who have children were my biggest source of support, and assured me that whatever I was experiencing was normal.
With my second child, I had gestational diabetes. I had to track everything I put in my mouth, in addition to monitoring my blood four times a day. Each night, assuming my body could handle it, I had a true serving size of ice cream. That little ½ cup was heavenly.
I never expected that finding good and reliable child care would be so hard and having a second child would be so much easier.