By Cheryl Bac
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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl... (More)
About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons including Chicago and Boston. Exercise is an integral part of my life. I hope to one day go back to long distance running and tackle the New York City Marathon. Right now I run after my one year old son. Although I am a stay-at-home mom, we are rarely "at home." My mom also stayed at home with my brother and me. She warned me that, although rewarding, it can be isolating. So, with her help, I learned the importance of getting out into the community and meeting other mothers. On the rare occasion when I am at home and have a hand or two free, I squeeze in time to scrapbook. As a new mom, many challenges are thrown my way. I hope my opinions, triumphs, and struggles help experienced parents reminisce, new parents cope, and parents-to-be get an honest glimpse of what the first years of motherhood can entail. (Hide)
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Right now I am pregnant with our third little one. While this pregnancy has been quite similar to my previous ones, the main difference so far is how aware our son is about becoming a big brother again.
This time when I found out I was pregnant, I was unsure when to share the news with our kids. Last time our son was too young to really know what was going on. This time I knew he would understand the announcement. I also knew that we couldn't wait too long because our kids would be tagging along to some of my prenatal appointments and our son had picked up on my nausea and lower energy early on. I enjoyed telling our kids early enough for our son to help us spread the news to our family and friends.
Of course there will be challenges and surprises ahead. But, this time around, I've been very comforted knowing that our son has a much better grasp of what he can expect both during my pregnancy and after baby arrives.