I can't believe I've been away so long.
Sylvie and I went to her 4 week midwife appointment today. I can't believe my baby is already almost a month old! The past month has brought so many joys, surprises and lots of love. I honestly, couldn't be happier than I am right now.
When I was pregnant, I spent a lot of time wondering what it would be like to be a mama. Would I be any good at it? Would I resent a baby who needed so much of my time? Would I be stressed and put that on her?
I'm not going to say that I am a perfect mom, I definitely have stressful, sad, exhausted moments, but being a mom really is better than you can ever imagine. I don't resent how much Sylvie needs me, I don't stress much and feel like I have the happiest baby in the world. I am a good mama.
Since in essence, I am starting fresh, I thought I would re-introduce myself to my blog readers. I feel like a new person and going forward, my opinions and views on things will probably become pretty obvious.
What kind of mama am I?
I am a cloth-diapering, baby-wearing, attachment-parenting mama. I do it with the help of my amazing husband, who has been looking after us very diligently as I recover from a fast birth and a 9 lb, 4 oz baby. That's a lot of baby!
What kind of a baby is Sylvie?
I know everyone thinks their baby is the best, but honestly, my baby is the best. She never cries unless she needs something. She is the most mellow baby ever. She loves baths, riding in the car and being carried (ok, I know that's no unique!). Everyone that meets her comments on how mellow she is. She certainly doesn't get that from me, at least not the me I used to be.
I used to be stressed, anxious and uptight. Any other word you can come up with to describe those feelings would have described me. When I was pregnant I started to stress less, and now, I make a habit of letting those feelings go. I don't want Sylvie to feel those feelings in me.
Anyways, I just wanted to say hi, and that I'm going to try to blog again. I can't promise I'll be able to blog as much as before, but I have a lot to say about birth, homebirth, midwives, breastfeeding, cosleeping, etc. I have already learned so much, and have a lot to share about what I have learned. I hope you'll follow along!