Diary of a non-breastfeeding mama – Episode 2

September 29, 2016 TheSpanishMom 0

Previously on “Diary of a non-breastfeeding mama – Episode 1“… … 24 hours after we left the hospital a nurse came home to check on the baby and to make sure that we were doing fine (I know! Canadian system is just amazing!) and she gave me some bad news… Baby had dropped more weight than expected so we needed to keep an eye on that. She referred me to the postpartum lactation group so [Continue Reading…]

Diary of a non-breastfeeding mama – Episode 1

September 26, 2016 TheSpanishMom 0

I have lately looked with a little bit of envy to the breastfeeding mamas out there because I have always wanted to be part of that “tribe”. Not breastfeeding my little baby was something unthinkable to me while a was pregnant, it was never an option in my head: I was going to breastfeed him no matter what. There were not many things written in my birth plan but one of them was to have [Continue Reading…]

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Take the posts with a grain of salt

August 18, 2016 TheSpanishMom 0

The first urge when you know that you are pregnant is to start googling and reading absolutely everything related to pregnancy and labor (or at least that was my case). Internet is a great resource and it has tons of information to offer, specially related to a topic that popular. There’s plenty of blogs and websites that try to stick to the facts and are definitely a good source of information but there are others [Continue Reading…]

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I am pregnant… And now what?

August 15, 2016 TheSpanishMom 0

Pregnancy and Labor are words that can be somehow scary for a first time mother but if you add “being a foreigner” to the mix then these words are definitely terrifying. With this post and other ones in these series I hope I can help you, foreign mama, in the process of having a baby in Canada. When I first learned that I was pregnant it was an extremely happy moment for me; however, being [Continue Reading…]

Hello World!

August 2, 2016 TheSpanishMom 0

So this is it. After a full month of overthinking, I have finally decided to sit down and actually write the first post for my blog… And I have to admit I’m terrified! So why am I doing this? You may ask… Well, since I learned that I was pregnant back in September 2015 I’ve been reading a lot in the Internet: about pregnancy, labor, babies, parenthood, etc. and the bloggers community has been extremely [Continue Reading…]