Parenting Pathway #104: The 4th Trimester

Are you a new parent, or about to become a new parent? Nothing compares to bringing your first baby into the world. Many new parents experience an overwhelming rush to prepare for their new baby in many ways. This preparation includes everything from buying baby furniture, clothes, and diapers, to learning the baby lingo like aspirator, rotavirus, and layette, to name only a few.

In the USA, the resources available to “parents to be” are tremendously abundant. Resources range from Labor and Delivery classes to books and magazines on every parenting topic imaginable. 

Many “parents to be” get caught up in all the “doing” prior to a new baby’s arrival, spending most of their pregnancy taking child preparation classes, reading how to raise and care for your new baby books and magazines, and learning the baby lingo so the right baby equipment can be purchased.

Unfortunately, getting caught up in all the “doing” can interfere with the “being” part of our preparation. Preparing for what I like to call the “4th Trimester” is about preparing emotionally and mentally. In creating a fulfilling life with your baby, it is critical that you take the time to stop and look at your feelings, think through the incredible change that is about to occur in your life, ask yourself powerful life changing questions, and begin to take steps that will ensure your life with your new baby is even more fulfilling than life before baby.

Coaching Inquiries: How can I be more emotionally ready for a new baby? What do I want to make sure are part of my life after the baby arrives? How would I describe a fulfilling life with my new baby?

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May you be filled with goodness, peace, and joy.

Christina Lombardo, PCC, CPCC
LifeTrek Coaching International
Columbus, OH

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