First off, let me say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that sent me and email or left me a comment on last weeks baby post. It was hard to write all that but your responses really meant the world to me. It is so encourage to hear from others and of course other moms who are going thru the same or have gone thru it already. I really feel like the community part of blogging is the best part. YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!
Whew! This week has been a whirlwind and well I don’t really see it slowing down anytime soon. I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about important choices we need to make about the baby. Birth, food, diapers, toys, etc… I have been reading a lot of birth stories when I have the time and I am trying to decided what it is that I want for us. I know I want to have a natural birth. I have decided that but there is so much more than that to decide. I have read about the Bradley method, hypnobirthing, and others but I am not sure what I think is the best yet. This is where I am leaving it up to you guys this week. I would love to hear some of your stories and experiences and what you recommend. Even if you haven’t had a baby yet but know someone who has and know things they use or have done- let me hear it!
Did you have a natural birth? How did you decide to go about that?
Did you breast feed? For how long?
Did you use cloth or disposable diapers? What kind do you recommend?
Did you use only wood toys? or did it not matter to you?
Is there any vegetarian moms out there that are raising their babies that way as well?
Did anyone make their own baby food (vegetarian)?
I would love to hear from you guys!! I love this community and I love hearing what you have to say!
Dear Baby Girl!
I feel like we are getting so close to seeing you. We are getting so anxious for your arrival. I only have 3.5 weeks left of school and I know as soon as its over the summer is going to fly by and then next thing you know you are going to be here! There is so much to do before you come!!
We have been planning for your baby shower a lot this week. I am not one for being the center of attention so a typical shower where I sit in front of people and open gifts makes me so nervous. I really wanted your dad to be a part of it as well, so we decided on having a summer bbq party to celebrate you coming instead. All our friends and family will be invited and its going to be so awesome. I can’t wait to be surrounded by so many loved ones. Its going to be old school country picnic themed. Vintage table cloths, picnic tables, mint lemonade, popsicles, chalk board menus and sack races. hehe. I am so excited. We are having it in Grammy’s backyard in the country.
Your Auntie(maybe both!) are coming to see your for the first time this weekend! I hope she can feel you dancing around, she would be so excited if she got to feel that. Your are going to love them. Auntie Carrie will take you on hikes and adventures and she will have crazy dance parties with you. Auntie Amy will be so good to you- she will make you laugh and teach you all the best music and all about riding bikes.
We were having a dance party this morning in the car together. I was listening to some French pop music (Yelle) and you were dancing around. I think you liked it a lot! hehe. You also move around a lot when your dad talks to you. Whenever he gets close to my belly and talks you start kicking and moving. Its like you know its him and you want him to know you know. Ahh it melts my heart every time. He gets so excited and always tells you, you are doing a great job. He really thinks you are super baby.
Keep dancing little one!