Ever since my sister-in-law had my nephew and a ring was put on my finger, the amount of times that I’ve been asked “When are YOU going to start having kids?” is ridiculous. Because of the obscene amount of questions I’ve been asked and the hints that I’ve been “given,” the focus that should be on my wedding next month has slowly shifted onto BABIES. What do I do when I don’t know about something? I research. Anything and everything I can to get a good base for what I’m in for-especially because every woman’s body is different. However, during my research, I came across a lot of interesting, yet scary topics. For example: Bump itchiness (due to tummy stretching), not being allowed to take specific pain medication medicine (holy sh*t! ), the constant peeing, not being able to sleep, cankles, and being advised to not travel to places with mosquitos (wtf)!?!
Seeing that my sister-in-law and other friends go thru their 9 months, it’s clear that there are a lot of things that these parental magazines and advice columns DON’T tell you about. Since my sister-in-law is still going thru her first few months of having a newborn, I figured it would be better and more beneficial to find a Mommy who has slightly more experience. I reached out to my friend Ashley Gilday who recently had her firstborn and has time to run her own kickass food and wellness site, for her help. She has graciously answered some questions that I feel like ALL of us girls would like to know before we committ to a bump. So without further adieu:
Written by my good friend and OFP’s newest contributor, Julie Homerding
The Behind the Scenes series entails insight from behind the chef’s counter and a restaurant’s outlook of its past, present, and future.
Calling its home in the ever so popular Restaurant Row neighborhood and being sister location to Siena Tavern, Bar Siena has had big “success-shoes” to fill – even before opening. Developing its own style, groove, and even a new menu was a huge task to overcome. However, BS has leaped and surpassed all expectations. To hear the rest of BS’s story and for a sneak peak of how to make BS’s Prosciutto & Fig thin crust, keep following below…