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Baby on the Brain! 7 Things to Savor Before Becoming a Mom

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Baby on the Brain! 7 Things to Savor Before Becoming a Mom

Soon to be moms sacrifice many joys in life – like sleep! Savor these things before mommyhood.

I have baby fever. I have baby on the brain and I can’t wait to start trying with Boo.

My innate desire for a baby almost happened overnight. I always said I wanted to have a baby and to be a mom, but I was also scared to take that step. Just a few weeks ago I slightly panicked when my period was late. Then I went to South Carolina to spend time with my niece, Nila, who is a precious, smart and hilarious 4 year old. While down south, I watched her ballet recital. As soon as the Baby Ballerinas took the stage, my heart melted and my ovaries screamed (all together now):

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABIEEEEEEEEES!

So now I am ready. Actually, no, I’m not, but will I ever be? I have discussed this with various moms and they all tell me the same thing, “you will never be fully ready to be a mom,” and “no matter how much money or how great your relationship being a mom is scary.” And don’t get me started on labor. I may never have a baby if I think of the pain.

PLUS: 7 Annoying Things I Won’t Do As a Mom (Or Try Not To Do)

Still, I am excited to embark on the journey of mommyhood. But first, I need to give up some things. I know that my life will change completely, and that includes sacrificing things that I enjoy. So, if you have baby on the brain, join me in savoring the following before becoming a mom. I will miss thee, red wine!

Red Red Wine

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And all things alcohol. When pregnant, drinking is off limits. For almost a year, I will be parched. I won't be able to watch "Scandal" with a bottle of red. How will I commiserate with Olivia Pope?! Damn, damn, damn.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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