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The Jessica Diaries: I Understand Now, Mama

Yesterday was my first official Mother’s Day and it was full of love and awesomeness!

I’d been talking about Mother’s Day for about two weeks straight because I was so excited to finally be able to partake in the holiday as an honoree and not just someone who was doing the honoring. Facebook helped me get even more excited after seeing everyone uploading photos with their moms, grandmothers and children. My news feed was so beautiful.

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The Jessica Diaries: Highs & Lows

My son made four weeks old yesterday and I’m proud to say that I’m beginning to get the hang of this motherhood thing. Babies aren’t that complicated and at his age, they don’t require that much brainpower. If you make sure they’re fed, clean and in a safe environment that’s really all there is to it. It’s all the other stuff that comes with them that makes it complicated!

I haven’t been active on social media much, my activity rate actually declined tremendously from the point I found out I was pregnant and it just seemed to totally change my social media habits. However, whenever I am online, I’m the typical new mom sharing something about her precious baby (sue me). Since Marley’s birth, I’ve talked a lot about how much happiness he brings me and how he is a reflection of God and all the sweet stuff you can think of as and when it comes to new life.

I’d be lying if I said it’s all rainbows and butterflies though.

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The Jessica Diaries: One Week Down, A Lifetime To Go

Wow, I’m really a mom… Not a pregnant and imagining what life will be like mom, but a diaper-changing, breastfeeding and my every other thought about my child kind of mom. Whew!

My son, Marley Elijah, made 1 week old yesterday and it’s still surreal that we have a little baby to take care of for the rest of our lives. On one hand it’s scary as scary can get and on the other, it’s magical. Before becoming a mother, I had ideas about how motherhood would actually feel but nothing could prepare me for the feeling itself. Even as I try to find the words, it’s difficult because so many come to mind.

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The Jessica Diaries: All The Feels


I am TWO WEEKS away from my due date and I have ALL THE FEELS!

This is going to sound so cliche’ but up until this week I’ve felt like I’ve been pregnant forever. I just wanted my body back and to be able to wear my old clothes, my face back (I’m so over my pregnant nose) and I wanted to be able to roll over in bed without cramping or needing Tony’s help.

But now that my baby will be born in just two short weeks or less, I’m starting to feel all kinds of emotions.

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The Jessica Diaries: A Reminder

Life comes at you fast. One day you could be on top of the world and the next day you’re fighting to smile. Sometimes it just goes like that – and we are all aware of the possibility.

The past few days have been long for me, mostly because I’ve been participating in Vlogmas and trying to actually make good on my commitment to be successful with it. Maybe it’s the gloomy, cold weather that is playing with my emotions. Maybe it’s watching people close to me go through hardships and trying to be there for them as and when I have hardships of my own. Maybe it’s just “one of them days” that Monica sang about.

Whatever it is, I decided to shake it off after being reminded that life could be a whole lot worse.

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