Our Little Dinosaur

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Our Little Dinosaur.

This endearing term refers to my son. The name was coined by my husband. One day, while he and I were shopping for baby clothes at our local resale shop, my husband would only consider items that had dinosaurs on them.

Later, after my son arrived in early November, 2016, we finally put to use all those cute little clothes. I selected one of the onsies my husband had picked out and took my son into the other room to see his Daddy. Once my husband saw him in his “stegosaurus” outfit, he exclaimed, “Aww, come here my little dinosaur!” The name stuck, along with many other endearing pet names.

The journey through pregnancy and the early life of my son has been quite an adventure.

My husband and I were married nearly six years when I discovered I was pregnant. The nine months of pregnancy were so very special to me. I loved being pregnant, despite some of the side effects and less than enjoyable symptoms. I enjoyed watching my belly grow and feeling my son move around as he developed and grew strong. I nested from day one. My first baby project was throwing a gender reveal party to share our important news with those closest to us.  After that, building the gift registry was especially enjoyable. I researched everything and read dozens upon dozens of reviews before adding them to my list. All those cute little baby things only added to the imaginings of my child as I thought of him smiling, playing, and growing. Then the baby shower day arrived! Mothers of all ages, shared their tales of pregnancy and parenthood as we played games, laughed, and ate.

The Learning Curve

Then there was the learning curve. I especially loved the learning part that is involved with a first pregnancy. There is so much to know! The research I did and the knowledge I obtained before delivering my son, (along with the support of my husband and the midwives), was definitely the most positive contributor to the birthing experience.

Now that my baby is here, the learning continues.  However, the time to research and read is as fleeting as those z’s I’m longing to catch. I have come to realize just how little I invested in the learning that would have been most helpful to me AFTER my son was born.

This is record of our journey from a mother’s perspective. From the first moments when we learned we were going to be parents, to the challenges of breastfeeding, and tricks for encouraging tummy time (and beyond), this is our story of “baby makes three.”

My desire is that readers will find this tale encouraging and insightful. My goal as I recount this adventure, is to build this site to be a helpful resource for mommies-to-be (and daddies too!) as well as new parents. I hope that as readers have questions, you will find many of your answers here.

So, let the journey begin….

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future andhope.”
Jeremiah 29:11

Do you have a nickname or an endearing term for your baby or child? Share in the comments below.

Read More on Pregnancy:

I’m Pregnant!
Announcing My Pregnancy
Getting Pregnant: It’s Not Like What You See on TV

Read About Breastfeeding:

Prayer, Perseverance, and the Path to 100% Breast Milk
6 Tips and Tricks for Efficient Pumping
Oops, I Just Pumped and My Baby is Hungry
Fed is Best

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