ABOUT ZERO TO MOM
When my little guy was born, apart from all the common fears a new mom has, I had great anxiety about not remembering every moment and every feeling. From the pain of birth to the joy of holding him for the first time, the tears breastfeeding caused, the happiness of seeing him grow and get stronger, the first time he smiled, or how strong he held my finger. I wanted to take mental videos and pictures of all the little big moments and store them for life.
I know they say that you never forget about these things, but I think it’s not true. I think what you feel in these moments becomes a part of you, it shapes you, but the actual moment will eventually get lost in your memory. So this blog is my way of documenting my experience and what I have been feeling and living. It is for myself and for you, so that hopefully, in sharing my knowledge and experience, I can help you with yours.
When I found out I was pregnant, I did a lot of research because that is what I do, I believe information is power, and I like to be prepared. It helps me manage the stress of it all. Unfortunately, I found that a lot of the information is more confusing than helpful; recommendations are not objective and, in many cases, out of my budget. So, with Zero To Mom, I will do my best to give you digested, accurate, and valuable information so that you can make your own choices.
That being said, I must warn you, and you should accept that no matter how much you do, you will never be prepared to be a mother until you are one. The moms reading me will maybe disagree, and if you do, please share your experience, but becoming a mom wasn’t a process or a journey for me. It happened in a second; the second Max was born. I went from being a pregnant woman who, as of week 34, declared herself to be “so ready” but wasn’t to an actual mother in a matter of seconds. There is nothing I could have done or read or researched that could have prepared me for that. In an instant, my life was completely different; I was completely different.
With the few words I will share with you, I intend to tell you about the truth of it all. About the physical and emotional roller-coaster you go through when you become a mom; the good, the bad, and the ugly. I also want to help you with more practical matters, how to choose a stroller or how important is it really to buy product “x” or spend the extra money on brand “y.” I hope you like what I have to say and that we can keep each other company on this journey.
My name is Ana Sofia. I am 32 years old; I was born in the U.S., but I’m 100% Mexican. I am a mom, wife, sister and daughter, lawyer, and as of today, a blogger. I have lived in many places, including Canada, the U.S, Mexico, and the UK, and I am currently living in Germany; I have been living in Frankfurt for two and a half years, trying and failing to learn the language, adapting to wife life and the ex-pat life. A couple of months ago, I started my biggest adventure yet, becoming a mother. On July 31st, 2020, in the middle of the pandemic and away from my family and friends, we had Max, and with his birth, I also gave birth to a new version of myself. Since then, I have been getting to know my son, the new me, and trying to figure out how to be the best for him without losing myself in the process.