I need input on what a newborn baby needs–oh, and what a new mom and dad need (besides a winning lotto ticket and 12 hours of sleep a night).
If anyone reads this post and has some advice on what we can’t live without and what was a waste of time, I would LOVE your input.
You can email me directly or just leave your feedback with a comment.
My email is: colorofgravity at yahoo dot com
On a personal note, I felt very introspective yesterday and was thinking about just how it feels to be pregnant.
I feel both incredibly vital, protective and strong (“just TRY, it buddy”) and at the same time completely vulnerable. I am willing to go through this pregnancy and then the labor and birth of my baby. I could move mountains, or leap tall buildings in a single bound if I had to to keep this baby safe. I read endlessly about what to eat, drink, and what not to eat and drink to ensure his healthy development. On the other hand, I might fall apart over an NPR story about adoption. Or a nature video of a whale giving birth. Or the thought that I love my husband so much and though I know how strong our connection is I can make myself crazy thinking he might leave me or not be as in love with me anymore after the baby comes. After the pregnancy weight. After the emotional ups and downs that make me totally hard to live with sometimes.
This has no basis in reality as Faris has been nothing but loving, giving, supportive, excited about this pregnancy. This is about pregnancy. It changes things in the mom to be.
It is at once totally empowering and completely humbling.