I thought I'd put the link for the facebook group here, so hopefully it would alert people and they'd see the link :)
Hello! My name is Jen and I'm a late comer to the group. (obviously) I've been meaning to check out the site, for forever, but finally got to it today. I'm 35, 36 wks preggers with our first, currently living in Bavaria, husband is deployed, and just found out we will *most* likely be moving to El Paso this summer. Just wanted to say hi!
Hi All! I am just joining this group and am 41 weeks pregnant today! I have been on babycenter for a long time but am frustrated with the level of intelligence in my birth club there. I was googling a question and came across this site so I thought I'd join. I'm a first time mom at 37 years old and in El Paso, TX until the fall (drarmywife - If you are still expecting to end up here send me a message! I can't send you a note yet).
Hello! I am so bummed I didn't know about this site when I was prego! My son Micah is 8 weeks old now. Micah is what Dr. Sears would call a "high needs baby" and he loves to nurse, nurse, nurse (non-stop). I am often found carrying him around in the moby or ring sling doing just that. I am almost 28 years old and am a first time mama. I recently got my masters in counseling and will be working 1-2 days a week starting about one month from now. I am into attachment parenting, and while I love the ideas behind this style of parenting, I am realizing that it is HARD and am here to get/give support from/to other mamas. :)
BTW, There's a Wonder weeks app that may be easier to deal with right now, rather than trying to read the book! It's the official app and all you do is put in when your child was born :) It lets you plan accordingly! (I've not read the book but I wouldn't have time to right now with a new baby...and if I did, I'd fall asleep lol)
Welcome!! We're a bit more active on FB but I wish we'd come back here. I feel like the posts are easier to manage in this format. But anyway, welcome! Congratulations! And I think with or without planning to be attached, we are misled by our culture about what having a baby is really like. We're given this subconcious message that if we were good at our jobs, our babies would happily sleep all the time without us. But when light is shed on that, even without an AP mindset, it makes no sense physiologically or biologically. As another member (the wise Tabitha) said elsewhere "This season will soon be over" or something like that :D
Thank you! I totally agree about our cultural expectations regarding parenting. I think I found the FB page...is it March Mothering DDC? I requested to join so I hope that's it!! Looking forward to connecting! :)
Thank you! I actually have the wonder weeks book and I LOVE it. Whenever I am feeling burnt out or overwhelmed it really helps me get some perspective! I am excited to look into your other book recommendations too!!!