David Bowie's song, Changes, is the main soundtrack of my life these days. Not the entire song but the chorus. I am 5 months into my first pregnancy, and every day I experience something new.
I have entered the exclusive club of pregnancy. A world filled with endless information, opinions, excitement, uncertainty, and overwhelming joy. This is the most magical time of my life. I love being pregnant. I feel fortunate and more alive than I ever have, but I also feel a little overwhelmed by all the Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes. There is so much to learn, feel, and experience.
Everyone says that even a Girl Scout like me can't be completely prepared, but I'm going to try. I've been voraciously reading parenting and pregnancy books, magazines, and blogs and seeking advice from new and experienced moms. I want to learn everything I can to prepare my baby for the best possible start so he can reach his fullest potential.
I am focused on providing a healthy home -- both womb and house -- for my little one. I am eating organic foods, avoiding toxic chemicals, and surrounding him with the healthiest products I can find.
I may not know everything but I know some things for certain. There is a cleaner way to protect my child. I am fortunate enough to work for Seventh Generation, and the company has armed me with the knowledge and the supplies to keep my growing family safe and healthy. Our nest is free of harmful chemicals and I can sleep soundly knowing that.
In my every deliberation I consider the impact on the next generation.
Has becoming a parent raised your consciousness? I would love to hear your stories.