reading about the 4th trimester (the blog was mianly about how mothers need help that entire 3 month period and not just the first few days or weeks) got me thinking about a future career. i've wanted to get involved in helping with pregnancy, birth, new baby, breastfeeding somehow. there's no way i could be a midwife or a doula. i'm not open and affectionate enough for either of those. i couldn't be a LLL leader b/c i hate groups and, again, am not very open. pls, i'm not good at being empathetic and diplomatic. but, i could be a PP doula.
That sounds perfect for you!! Absolutely perfect. What a fantastic idea!
I think I want to be a lactation consultant. I might try nursing school, or not. I'm not sure, but I think I want to do something with bf'ing.
I've learned to ask for and more importantly, accept offers for help. There's this huge desire to do things myself, but sometimes, it feels soooo good to get help. I was food shopping the other day with Finn in the sling, and went to bag my items at the end of the self check out. The employee up front asked, "Would you like some help?" and the old me would have said, "No, I've got it, thanks," but instead, I took a breath and said, "You know, I would love an extra hand, thanks!" Another woman checking out came up behind me and offered to help too. She said, "I've so been there, I'll help too!" It was wonderful. It was only a handful of items but I feel like they were really reaching out to me -- I probably looked exhausted though I felt like I looked fine, and the sleeping babe in my sling was enough to offer. So sweet.
I also jump at every opportunity to bring Nora to grandmas for the afternoon. Afternoons free with just Finn where I can nap and not have to entertain DD are so nice!!
So - I have news. DH is cool with getting a vasectomy!! I'm still a little in shock -- I didn't think he would agree right off the bat! I brought it up and was like, I just want you to think about it, if you'd be ok with it, that sort of thing and he was all, No - it's a good idea, I think we should. I'm so happy!! That means we are really on the same page!!
Nora's birthday is this coming Sunday. OMG my girlie is going to be 3. Where did the time go? We ordered her gifts last night. We got her a train table that is compatible with her Thomas trains, a few new engines, and a scooter. OMG, a scooter. She also wants roller skates, but I think we'll do those for christmas or something...