When we found out we were expecting our first child nearly nine years ago (!) I was unprepared to the point of near-lunacy. I ended my club-girl partying days approximately one second before we decided to try for a baby, lived in a one-bedroom fourth-story walkup with holes in the floor and an oven that wanted to kill us, and had exactly zero friends with children (in addition to having no siblings or immediate, close-by family members with kids).
The second time around, I was better prepared. I knew to advocate for myself. I knew that PPD was a real thing, and that I was likely to have it. I knew what I needed (diapers) and what I did not (10,000 newborn-sized onesies).
In the video above, I – and a bunch of other not-so-new moms – offer a little advice to our pregnant selves. Tinyhood, if you aren’t familiar with the company, offers baby courses led by experts to prepare new parents for everything from breastfeeding to sleep (and all remotely, woooo) – their Baby 101 course is especially popular. They also just launched Tinyhood Sessions, which are basically virtual support groups for the modern parent. So if you’re about to embark on a baby journey, you can get 15% off of any of their courses using code JORDAN15.
P.S. Speaking of my pregnant self, scroll down past the shameless plug of The Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People to read about a bunch more things I wish she’d known.