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The arrival of my first baby: between anxiety and infinite love

The approach of the birth of my child brings me many conflicting emotions…

I will be welcoming my first child with my partner very soon, and I am filled with a myriad of emotions both sweet and stressful. As I go through the last big right of my pregnancy, I’m at 34 weeks, I feel like I’m more fully aware of all that’s coming and the changes we’re going to experience.

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Thanks to the lull in the pandemic, I have been fortunate enough to have access to face-to-face prenatal classes that have been most beneficial. I was able to learn more about the process of childbirth as well as the reality of the postnatal period for parents and baby. It was very reassuring, but it also brought me stress. I realized that I was afraid of not being an adequate parent, afraid that my baby would not be healthy, afraid of not being able to adapt to this new reality, etc. You guessed it, I’m a bit of a natural worrier! If I manage this anxiety well enough in my daily life, the imminent arrival of the baby is upsetting my emotional balance.

We are so bombarded with information, parenting models on social networks, advice from friends and family, etc. that I sometimes feel like we are putting a lot on our shoulders. The famous pressure to be a perfect parent… Yet, parenthood is clearly not a straight and well laid out path, and with each child, the journey is different. In a way, that’s the beauty of being a parent: our child brings us into their world and it’s up to us to find the best ways to accompany them through life.

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Becoming a mom for the very first time in my life, I will experience nothing but newness. Every experience will be a first! It’s grand, but also awesome. I like to plan for everything in life, but here I am at a point in my life where I can’t plan beyond the utilitarian (getting the baby’s room ready, the hospital bag, etc.) … I can’t know what kind of rhythm my baby will have or how the dynamic of my partner and I will change… and while these upcoming novelties are exciting, they are also scary.

In the end, I think what I’m trying to express is that as much as I’m looking forward to meeting my child, it also comes with fear and stress. I think it’s normal to experience conflicting emotions when approaching a newborn, especially a first child, and while I don’t necessarily have any advice for dealing with the situation, I would say that it’s crucial to welcome yourself without judgment in what you’re feeling. There is no such thing as the perfect parent, and the important thing is to always have the well-being of our children at heart.

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Celine Dion: New biography reveals new secrets

Céline Dion is yet again the talk of the town, as another biography about her has just been released.

La vraie histoire, a book written by two French authors, Laurence Pieau and Hervé Tropéa, reveal new aspects of the career, personal life and health of the international star.

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Revelations about René Angélil, René-Charles Angélil and about Céline Dion herself have been the talk of the town for a few days now, but also in Europe.

The biographical book in question, available now, seems complete and well elaborated, benefiting from research that is said to be exhaustive and professional.

Moreover, as reported by the Journal de Montréal, according to Hervé Tropéa, Celine would suffer from a problem of muscle spasms, which would delay her return on stage.

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A book, published at Robert Laffont, which does not go unnoticed in any case!

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Karine Vanasse receives a nice tribute for her birthday!

The makeup artist and hair stylist Leslie-Ann Thomson highlights the birthday of the actress Karine Vanasse and it’s quite funny!

Indeed, it is in a reel-like publication made on Instagram that Leslie-Ann Thomson decided to highlight the birthday of Vanasse!

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“Happy Birthday to my Queen @karinevanasse I wish you all the best because you deserve it all😻❤✨🎂🥂I
can’t wait to see you climb another tree 🌲🌳🌴XO LA”, we can read in the description of the publication which shows some pretty funny moments to watch!

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“When @leslie_ann_thomson wishes you a happy birthday via a reel, it feels like you’ve been living happily, climbing trees and eating Cheetos without guilt all year… and that’s pretty much the feeling I’m leaving #38 with,” theBefore the Crash actress responded by reposting the video on her page in which she is seen… actually climbing trees and eating Cheetos!

Colleagues and fans also wanted to wish Karine a happy birthday in the comments!

Now it’s our turn to wish a happy birthday to an actress who never ceases to impress us.

Happy birthday Karine!

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It happened on a… November 26

2018

DC superhero film “Aquaman” directed by James Wan starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard premieres in London

2003

Supersonic airplane the Concorde makes its last ever flight, returning to Bristol, England.

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1992

Queen Elizabeth II had volunteered to start paying taxes on her personal income.

1984

Guy Lafleur announces he will retire from hockey; after 518 goals and 14 years of service with the Montreal Canadiens.

1971

Viola Léger puts on her first performance of Antonine Maillet’s ‘La Sagouine’ for a Moncton radio station.

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1962

Fab Four have their first recording session under name The Beatles

1956

“The Price Is Right” debuts on NBC.

1948

1st polaroid camera (model 95) sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store..

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1942

The motion picture “Casablanca” had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York City.

1922

English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun’s virtually intact tomb in Egypt.

1917

The National Hockey League (NHL) was officially formed in Montreal, Canada.

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1865

“Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll is published in America.

1789

1st national Thanksgiving in America.

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