“It’s Been 20 Years Since I Gave Birth!” Evelyn Lozada On The Difficulty Of Having Kids Two Decades Apart
While many people were surprised at the news late last year that Evelyn Lozada is expecting, no one was more surprised than the the mommy-to-be and wife-to-be, herself. Lozada penned an open letter for the site QUÉ MÁS, and she talked about feeling like she had to learn everything about motherhood all over again, since the first time she gave birth was more than 20 years ago.
Lozada discussed how different things are compared to when she had Shaniece, including the type of food babies eat and the toys and furniture they have, and why she’s not so sold on breastfeeding:
Okay, so we all know the last time I gave birth was over 20 years ago with my daughter Shaniece. Currently, I’m seven months pregnant and every time I look at my belly, I still can’t believe it. ¡Ay Dios mío!
A lot has changed in the world of babies since the last time I gave birth–back then my daughter had a wind-up swing for crying out loud!
Because SO much has changed in the mommy world, I often ask my girl, Danika–who has three kids–what to do! For instance, I had NO idea that baby food now comes in pouches and I didn’t know that you can now purchase organic baby food!
Twenty years ago, breastfeeding wasn’t the thing to do. Now I’m getting all of this advice about breastfeeding and how to do it and breast pumps! Still, to be totally honest, I’m not sure that I want to go the breastfeeding route this time around.
There are so many things I have to learn (or re-learn) before my blessing is born. I love that I’m able to go through the process of being pregnant and becoming a mom all over again. This really represents a new beginning to me and as a more mature mother, I plan to do a host of new things with my second child. After all, I learned a LOT from raising Shaniece and she has become a lovely young woman who I’m SO proud of!
I can see why Lozada would have all these questions, things are definitely different, especially when you walk in stores asking for a bassinet and folks act like it’s so archaic. Have you ever felt like this after having a child many years after the last time you gave birth? Check out her full letter over at QUÉ MÁS and discuss.