Guess I should say something about me for all the new mamas.
I'm Rachel, mom to Jacob who is 8 years old and Owen who will be 16 months on the 13th.
I've been on an amazing journey regarding health, baby care, child raising, etc. for the past 2 years and I'm loving where my life is going because of it.
Dh and I were young when we had Jacob and we listened to mainstream ways and doctors. He's pretty much fully vax'd (although we were lucky and delayed a couple for whatever reason), formula fed, etc. Since there is 7 years between my children, I learned a lot before Owen was born. I started out going to breastfeed for as long as I could (thinking that by a year I'd be done) and we were going to selectively vax/delay some.
Well...Owen is still nursing--going strong!
He has never had a vaccine, never had medication of any kind, and has only been to the ped's office twice (WBC). And you know what? He is the healthiest child I know. He's had a couple of colds, which he's managed to kick in a day or two.
Sadly, both my boys are circ'd. Can't change that now, but I will not do it again, that's for sure.
Owen is a very curious, busy toddler. He keeps me on my feet all day long. He's a climber--I'm amazed at what he will try to scale. He's actually very good--haven't had any falls or anything. *whew* He's also a talker. It's so amazing listening to real words come out of that little person.
We have recently taken up walking. Sounds simple, but I can't tell you what a difference it is making for me. I have a backpack carrier. Owen LOVES it and my attitude has greatly improved since I'm actually doing something for myself, but with a happy child in tow.
Anyway...can't wait to get to know the new mamas better!