By local mom and medical aesthetician at Dream Spa Medical Brookline: Slone Mathieu
I waited 10 years to even consider trying for a baby. By that point, I was very eager and kinda late to the party. No matter. Luck was on my side, and I was fortunate to find myself pregnant.
I wanted to have the full experience, so I began training for it like it was an extreme sport. I read the books, watched the videos, toured the hospitals, took the classes, flexed the kegels, and wrote the birthing plan. I got extremely healthy and ridiculously happy, and in the end, I had a very easy natural birth. That's right, I said it. Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!
It was easy because I knew exactly what to expect for every stage of delivery, and I was prepared to turn it over to the pros if something felt wrong. I took the same approach to parenting. I knew all the phases and stages and very little surprised me, other than how massive the love was. I was a (highly prepared) natural. The only difficult part was trying to imagine committing to this extreme experience again. The training was no problem, and guiding my daughter through life was fun, but finding my Mommy groove was hard. I must have missed that chapter in the book...
I tried to socialize, but as I revisited some of my high-end haunts, I felt sorely out of place. Even returning to my previous jobs, and spending time amongst friends that I knew and loved, left me confused. It seemed these fancy people, wearing their fancy clothes, sitting in their fancy shops, were more comfortable with the tiny dog that had always rode shotgun in my semi-fancy bag, but they had no idea what to do with my drippy, drooly baby bouncing in a Bjorn.
So, I dropped out. It was just me and the kid. All the time! The thing is, you can contain your desires to get out there, and you can distract yourself fully in a life that centers around baby, but at some point returning to the grown-up world becomes a necessity. Like, I need a haircut. I need something to hide my eye bags. I need clothes that fit. I need a glass of wine!!!
That's why I love Dream Spa Medical. Not only do we get it, but we've got what you need! Our staff consists of several working Moms who are sophisticated, smart, savvy, and not at all afraid of sticky fingers! In fact, we all believe that playing is an important part of your beauty regimen, and we encourage you to get down and dirty, and do whatever puts a smile on your face. We also encourage you to take and make time for yourself. So, to that end, we invite you (and your kids!) to come play with us on Thursday, March 26th for "Mommy's Day Out". We will have a childcare specialist on site, so you can take some much-needed time for yourself and get a treatment, talk to a professional about your skincare and anti-aging concerns, and leave with a goodie bag to continue the regiment at home.
Get fancy and fun - worry free!