Hey! I’m Cait, aka Ladyface, and I’m going to be blogging about pregnancy and, when Babyface finally makes her big debut, about parenting and family life.
At the time I’m writing this post, I’m 25 weeks and 3 days pregnant with my first child–a little girl. My husband and I definitely planned for this child and we couldn’t be more excited to meet her in October. That being said, our pregnancy so far has been a bit of a rollercoaster, and I was clearly not prepared for everything pregnancy had up its sleeve. I suspect parenting will, in many ways, be the same level of surprising mystique. It’s for that reason that I’ve decided to blog about the journey I’m making from a girl in her twenties to a woman and a mom.
Motherhood is a beautiful thing, and I feel 100% blessed to be able to bring children into this world. However, I also see the pressure society puts on us to be the perfect parents all the time. We’re expected to love and appreciate every moment of it, and I think because of that, we sometimes hide or undermine the hard parts. In the end, this hurts all of us, making us feel more isolated–more like “failures”–on the days we don’t have it all together. My goal with this blog is to be real about parenting–about the great aspects, and the less-great aspects–and to be real about where I’m at in life as well–for better or for worse.