my mother’s day surprise

My first Mother’s Day gift was one I hoped for and is the best one I could have imagined…and is BIG news in my stay at hom mom world! I am signing up today to become a certified childbirth educator through CAPPA — I am so excited that I will soon be helping other women on their journey to motherhood! (Hey, if I can observe your birth in the Atlanta area, please let me know! I have to observe a couple as part of my certification.)

I also got a card from FJ and a card from hubby that made me cry; his said I was the best thing that ever happened to him. He and I also went on our first date without FJ yesterday. We left her for almost two hours with my friend while we walked to lunch at a place with an amazing patio in our neighborhood. When we left the house my shoulders were tense and tight, and all I could think about was what FJ might be doing.  After lunch I was happy and as calm as can be expected, but so ready to get back to my baby.

And for the record, it’s HARD to explain attachment parenting to caregivers. When and how does she nap? Uhh, there IS a basic rhythm to her day, but she naps when she’s tired, and probably best on you!! And when does she eat? Watch her hunger cues…? (Does anyone know any good resources for attachment parenting babysitting tips?? I googled for help the other day but didn’t find anything useful.)

How was your Mother’s Day weekend, American  gals? Link up to your blog if you’ve blogged about it. Much love to you.

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3 thoughts on “my mother’s day surprise

  1. That’s so cool! I am in nursing school, but thinking along the same lines…I am interested in post-partum nursing, because that is such a vulnerable and transitional part of childbirth. Good luck!

    • That’s so exciting, both Steph and Rosie!! I always enjoy reading your blogs and I’ve enjoyed the way we seem to appreciate some of the same topics. Steph, I think you are SO right that postpartum nursing could benefit from you!! I had some good PP nurses, but I think there’s a need there. I’m excited for all of us. 🙂

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