I Accidentally Fell in Love With You
What's NEW on Scared to Be a Mom
Welcome to Scared to Be a Mom. You’re not alone here. It’s our space to confess, vent, and exhale hushed emotions.
Jen Glantz here. It’s Thursday afternoon and I’m 34-weeks pregnant. As I write this, there’s a tiny little baby in my stomach that’s performing a boxing routine:
Right hook, left hook, Jab, Jab, Cross.
Thank you for letting me inside your inbox today. I have a bunch of new posts from this week that I want to share. More on that below.
I’m writing these posts sporadically, so there won’t really be a lot of consistency here. However, there will be honesty, confessions, and a whole lot of things that perhaps you can relate to - no matter if you’re a mom, pregnant, or unsure if you want to ever be either of those things.
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I’m trying to make this new space grow all while the human inside of me laughs, or burps….I don’t actually know what the human inside of me is doing, but it’s doing things.
What’s New on Scared to Be a Mom?
A lot of things.
Spoiler alert: due dates don’t matter. So when people ask me about mine and I tell them March 8th, they preach that I have soo0o0o0o much time. It sure doesn’t feel that way. Here’s why.
At 32 weeks pregnant, I was running and fell down. I hit my stomach. I went to the hospital. It was awful. Here’s what I learned from that moment.
When you have a roster of friends having baby and you want to be there for them, it might not be so obvious how you can support them. Here are the ways my friends have supported me that have been true game changers.
I didn’t want a baby shower. I didn’t have one. I didn’t want a registry. I made one. Here’s why and here’s where I made mine - plus a look at mine.
Want to share who you are, what is on your mind, questions you have for the community, your best piece of advice, your worst moment of the week, or just say hello? You can do all of that here in the Confessions tab.
Three Things That Made Me Less Scared This Week:
Reading this book - I got it for Adam but I read it too. It’s fun, cheeky, and easy to learn the information inside. I read the entire thing in a night.
The cashier at Shake Shack who said to me: I wish you a sweet and beautiful birth experience with an easy recovery. You’ve got this. I didn’t tell her I was pregnant. I didn’t tell her that I have been waking up at 1am, 2am, 3am, 4am, 5am in sheer panic. But somehow she knew I needed those words.
I got on my pregnancy ball for the first time…ever and did the moves in this video. IDK it made me feel so calm for the first time in a while.