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What No One Tells You About Being a New Mom

Hey ladies! So as you all know, I am a brand new mommy. I love everyday of it and all of the adventures it throws my way. Heck, as I sit here writing this and trying to breastfeed at the same time, all I can think about is all the things no one tells you about being a new mommy.

For example, no one ever told me that I would have my Mamaroo set up next to my toilet just so I can go to the bathroom without the baby crying! I have learned to even breastfeed while doing my business in the bathroom! (You all know you have too!!!)

Also, I have learned that dropping food on my child’s head while cooking or eating is totally normal. Thank goodness for wraps and baby wearing or my family would starve, My child has had more veggies dropped on his poor head then I can count.

Let’s talk about eating those amazing meals I have prepared while balancing a baby. I never knew I could eat so fast. Once little man smells food, he is awake and wants to eat. I have tried feeding him right before and to no avail, it never works. Which in turn leads to more food on his poor head.

Another really good one is how the first time you accidentally hurt your child, you will freak out! I was home alone and walking through a door and hit my child’s head on the door jam! I called my mother crying and saying I was the worst mother alive. I was picturing CPS showing up at my door any minute and cried harder than my little guy did! Oh the drama!

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The sleep thing is obvious and no one was kidding, but the first time you wake up mid-breastfeeding and don’t even remember starting to breastfeed is a little startling! The first time it happened, I sat there, looked around and wondered how the heck I even got the Boppy, latched him on and fed without waking up. So bizarre. All in all, this is the most amazing thing I have done with my life and I am sure there are so many more adventures to come! Can’t wait to share more!  Comment below and let me know some things that surprised you when learning to adapt to motherhood!

I also wanted to share this amazing recipe I discovered and made the other day! It was a huge hit and I am all about the healthy dishes! Please enjoy!

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AVOCADO MAC N’ CHEESE

 

Ingredients

10 oz of veggie pasta
1 clove of garlic
2-3 avocados peeled and pitted
2 tsp of fresh lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp of butter
2 tbsp. wheat flour
1 cup almond milk
2 cups of shredded lowfat cheddar cheese

Instructions

1. Bring large pot of water to a boil. Cook and drain pasta.  Set aside.

2. Combine garlic, avocados, lime juice in a food processor or blender and pulse until creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.

3. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and stir into the butter until it forms a paste. Whisk in the milk until smooth. Stir until it starts to thicken and then add the cheese slowly. Stir until melted and creamy.

4. Place the noodles in a large bowl. Add in avocado sauce and cheese sauce and stir to combine. Serve warm.

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Meet Our Writers – Welcome Nicole! New Mommy & Newest LVMB Writer!

Hey everyone!

Nicole here! First time mommy and couldn’t be happier! I will give you a little insight as to who I am! I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri (good midwest girl) and have been in Las Vegas for roughly 10 years. I love this city so much that when I tried to move back to Missouri, I turned around and came right back 2 years later. There is so much to do in this city and to be honest, I see more of my friends who come to visit than I would when I lived back home!

I am so very glad I came back because after being back for only a couple of months, I met the love of my life! He is amazing and we have been together for 2 years! This last January my little munchkin arrived and we officially became mommy and daddy. Let me tell you, when people say pregnancy is a wild ride, they are so right, but giving birth to my beautiful 6lb 7oz bundle of joy is the most amazing thing I have ever done with my life.

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Before becoming “mommy”, I was bartending at a casino downtown, but now I have decided to take on being a stay at home mom! So far everyone is right and it is a lot of work, spit up and dirty diapers, but so rewarding. Health and fitness are major priorities for me and my family. I spend lots of time researching and planning meals and food prepping. I love to try new workouts and activities, but spend most of my time at the gym pumping iron and at the hot yoga studio.

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I am very excited to share my journey as a first time mommy, girlfriend and my fitness journey back to my pre baby body (which I know will never be quite the same).

 

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