WE'VE MADE IT 3 MONTHS! Well, that was last week, actually. But it took me a week to actually take some photos and joy some notes down. I started journaling his 3-month update in his baby journal and was taking photos to add to the book, and decided I would also share here!
And it is true what that say! In some ways, the time has completely FLOWN by, but in others, it seems like a lifetime--like I can hardly remember what life was like before he came. Days become years and the weeks are seconds.
Goodness. I wish I could jump back in time and redo my friend-ing to all of my friends that had babies before me. I am sure I would do it so much better! But you don't know what you don't know, eh? So--to all of my babyless friends that feel completely unaware--the ME just a few short months ago--if you don't know what to do for the new mama in your life, or if you aren't actually totally stoked to go hold a newborn (which is TOTALLY OKAY, btw)--you are in LUCK. Here is a list that involves absolutely no purchasing (we likely have plenty of swaddles, books, and stuffed animals already) and no awkwardly holding a baby you aren't quite sure about if it just isn't your thing. And if you are one that does LOVE babies and can't wait to hold the new little squidge, check off a thing or two from the list below, and you will have earned your time with the newbie.
When we learned we were pregnant, I literally had no clue what to do next. I quickly came to understand that one of my first tasks as a newly pregnant lady would be to choose a care provider. This would be the first time I was introduced to the two main models of care related to birth: the medical model and the midwife model. I had certainly perceived differences from other people's birth stories, but I had no idea they were actually recognized models of care that affected every aspect of prenatal and labour care.
Floodtide: A birth story
Rafferty Charles Costello, Born: Sunday, August 27, 2017 @ 6:39 am // 8lb 8 oz and 21”
EARLY LABOR: These aren’t baby-making contractions
The story is so different looking back on it than living through it. I think I will know so much better next time, but this time was perfect anyhow.