Welcome to mars
Boys got to jupiter…
…to get more stupider. Girls go to Mars…. To learn about how to live their best life as an unexpecting mother! That’s how it goes, right? No? Well, anyway, welcome to Mars, ladies! I am your guide, Martha, but you can call me Mars. You have landed here after floating in the abyss of pregnancy just to learn that you aren’t alone. You aren’t the only one experiencing the trauma of post pumping thimble nipples, weird marks all over your body, postpartum depression and/or anxiety, and the plethora of other things that come along with the miracle of life.
As a girl who got very surprised by the arrival of her baby, I have had to learn a few things on my own. Through the maze of Google, figuring out pregnancy before telling anyone (even my doctor), and then the tsunami of unsolicited advice from every corner, I have come to learn a few things about being a first-time momma.
I am very blessed. I got an incredible and supportive husband out of it, a baffling amount of love and help from both our families, and friends who now love her more than they love us. I realize this isn’t the reality for a lot of women. For some, it is much harder. My life is not what I planned, but it is everything I never knew I wanted, but now can’t live without. I know I got the better of deals out of this. I have not started this blog to express anything less than that. However, I do have something to say about being 22, unemployed, unmarried, and expecting a child. Maybe you can learn a little from this. Most of all, I just want to share it with myself. I want to be able to look at what I’ve done and how proud I am of myself for the mother I have become.
I hope you come here with the same mind as men and women discovering Mars; completely unaware, but utterly inquisitive. I’m not just sharing motherhood with you, I am sharing women hood. I want to be completely open about the good, the bad, the ugly, and the most precious moments of being a woman.
Thanks for visiting! I hope you can stay.