Becoming a mother is something that completed me. The are the stories that represent the most intimate parts of my life.
Giving birth to each of my five children has transformed me into the person that I am today. Each birth story holds a special place in my heart that I will remember for the rest of my life.
Taking care of yourself and your baby after birth is crucial. It is a very special time that should not be rushed and needs to be treated with tender care. The first three months after birth are essentially the “fourth trimester” and it is a world unlike any other. I have learned many helpful dos and don’t for this time in my experience.
Yes, the general consensus is that “breast is best”, but that doesn’t mean breastfeeding will be easy. With my four children, I feel like I have been through just about every breastfeeding hump in the road. I researched viciously to find answers and wanted to share here what has worked (and not worked) for me.
After having our first baby, Ruby, we thought we had things figured out! Then along came Elliot, and we learned just how different two children could be. After now having five children, these are the things we’ve learned about sleep, teething, and all things baby related.
These are the things I think about, the emotions I feel, and the stories that make me who I am. Yes, much of who I am right now is tied into being a mother, but I am also a wife, a mother, a friend, a daughter, a thinker, a philosopher, a researcher, a wonderer, and a life long learner. I love reflecting on who I was, who I am, and who I will be.
author of Embracing Motherhood! I am a stay at home mother of 5 with 7 years of teaching experience and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I am passionate about teaching my children, feeding them healthy food, learning the truth about things (not just what is popular opinion or counter culture), and sharing what I’ve learned and experienced with others. Thanks for stopping by!