newborn twins

I was scared at night

This post was created in partnership with PediaVit. During my pregnancy I was scared at night. When I was pregnant with my son Holden, my first baby, I would feel the fear creep in after dinner, as the sun set. Walking up the stairs to my bedroom, I could feel the fear increase with each step. My breathing would become heavy and slow, my chest tight. “Can I do this?” I would think to myself. As I arranged my pillows, preparing my bed for my new round shape, my husband Mike would look at me with knowing eyes, as I moisturized my hands and plugged in my phone, while staying eerily quiet. “Are you okay?” He’d ask. “Yes.” I’d lie. I didn’t want to tell him that I was full of doubt and was scared of the night. I didn’t want to tell him that I was scared of change. [...] Read more

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