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We’re Having a Baby …TODAY! – It’s Baby Day & I’m Out Of The Office!

 Having a Baby Girl Today

Today is January 24, 2013

…and I’m having a BABY!

Today is THE day. I will be walking into the hospital and heading to the 3rd floor Labor & Delivery ward at 5:00pm (EST) today. It’s been a long, stressful, strenuous, difficult, happy, exciting, aggravating, and ridiculous 9-months. Through the ups and downs of this pregnancy, I had to keep my end goal in mind and it wasn’t hard at all to remember and think about why I was doing all of this. We’re very blessed and thrilled to welcome our 2nd child into our family. It didn’t come easy and calling this pregnancy a ‘challenge’ is just the tip of the iceberg, but I did it!

Little Girls Quote Daughter 

January has been a very tough month and I had to skim back on my workload a LOT, which was difficult and very hard to accept. I worked as hard as I could for nearly 8-months of my pregnancy, but eventually learned that I would have to ‘throw in the towel’ and accept the fact that I wasn’t going to be able to do as much as I wanted to do on MamaNYC. It wasn’t physically or emotionally possible, so I found it to be very challenging. I love what I do and the idea of not having the stamina nor patience to work on my blog was difficult.

One of the things that I do love about blogging is the ability to take a step back without leaving. I know a lot of people will argue and say, "you didn’t leave though; you were still blogging nonstop!". Yes and no. I wasn’t able to do the workload that I normally enjoy, or meet deadline like I generally do without any problems. I could plan ahead until the sun came up, but it didn’t happen or help the situation at the end of the day. When you are exhausted — you are exhausted. Being physically and mentally exhausted to a point whereas sitting up is a chore made it horribly difficult to compose a sentence – never mind a blog post!

What am I looking forward to doing?

Well beyond the idea of holding my little girl and finally being able to kiss her and say, "you’ve already been driving me nuts for 9-months!", I have a lot of exciting plans and news to come. Whether I was able to do work on the frontend or not, I was working much harder on the backend behind closed doors. I guess it made me feel better when I could compensate my blog post efforts for future plans. Lining up some amazing opportunities for the next 3-months that would excite my readers kept me busy and very anxious for the next chapter of my life, blog, family, 

Quote Daughter Baby Girl

I’m excited to regain my energy levels and capacity to do the things that I want to do on a daily basis. Feeling this way (lazy, useless, achey) is hard to deal with for 9-months, so I am looking forward to bouncing back (quickly) and starting February off with a BANG. Things will be VERY hectic and busy in our home, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

With that being said…. I will be posting an update as soon as I am able to do so on Friday afternoon. Yes, I will have my laptop with me in the hospital! Call me crazy, but working on MamaNYC and chitchatting with friends and fellow bloggers is how I relax! I’m definitely going to continue to take it easy, but you are going to start seeing a lot of new features, fun, reviews, giveaways, and changes within the next 2-3 weeks. Stay tuned because there’s a lot to come!

… wish me luck!


Love Always, Nicole 



My name is Nicole Napolitano and I am a full-time professional parenting blogger and work-at-home mom of two adorable and vivacious children (boy - 6 & girl - 2.5). I decided to develop MamaNYC in 2010 shortly (1-month) after transitioning from work-a-holic Internet marketing pro to the shoes of a stay-at-home mom (bored!). As a dedicated business manager for over 9-years, I was determined and positive that I would once again be a successful business woman -- whether or not I had a diaper bag tagging along! I am a New York City native, but relocated with my husband and our two kids to sunny Los Angeles in the summer of 2014. Leaving everything behind was scary, but it's time to make new memories. My interests include web design, Internet marketing, product development and research, SEO, movies, friends, and spending time with my family.

10 thoughts on “We’re Having a Baby …TODAY! – It’s Baby Day & I’m Out Of The Office!

  1. Girl, you had BETTER get your rest and snuggle with that baby girl! She will be walking before you know it and you will be posting about how time flies and you don’t know where the time went. Take. Your. Time!!! Anyway, she is beautiful and precious (to MamaNYC readers, I saw pics already, trust me!!) and I know you are going to be an amazing two baby family. <3

  2. Congratulations! My 2nd pregnancy was filled with daily discomfort and being overwhelmed with taking care of my 1st daughter through the pain and exhaustion. Needless to say, it was not my happiest 9 months ever. But seeing the little munchkin that put me through it all and holding her, was priceless! Best wishes!

  3. You got through the 9 months and your daughter is beautiful. Don’t be too frustrated when you can’t do ALL that you want. Take time and snuggle with your daughter.

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