Wednesday, August 28, 2013
I remember her birth so well and the feelings I had once she was in my arms. I remember the fear of early motherhood and all the personal challenges I had trying to cope without my family and friends. I remember her face, her breathing body and watching her sleep peacefully everyday, trusting that she was born into safe hands. I remember so much about this year, its so hard to believe its over.
I look back at pictures of her as a wee little baby and am so happy that I had the bond I had with her. I held her through every moment of life that she wanted me too.
I offered her the comfort of my breast at her demand and I don't regret one minute of it. There were hard times, in the car, on a walk, in public...EVERYWHERE, at night. Sometimes it was real hard, I was so tired and my body felt drained but it continued to give its all to Amazing Grace. I write all this down so I will always remember. She won't always need me like this, I can't think about that because holding her and feeding her and comforting her is what makes me move at this time in my life. She is my everything.
She has grown into such a unique and "Amazing" individual. Her personality is developing so strongly and she cracks JJ and I up with her behavior. When the first sight of day approaches she crawls up to my face, taps it somewhat gently and loudly says "Hi". Then she looks at JJ, waves and loudly "Hi". I wake up very smiley, she is adorable!
She is a natural fish and enjoys every source of water she can get into.
She could read books all day and she loves being held by JJ and especially, me.
She potties every morning in her potty and she loves to brush her teeth the second she is done! Often before washing her hands...oh well! She loves the nude, the boob, and water! Oh, I could go on and on about this little girl and the quirky things that make her...her.
We are throwing a birthday bash here on the farm with her family, whom she hasn't met yet. It will be the greatest celebration I've put on so far. I do wish my family and friends from back home were here to help us party it up on the 31st of August. I will post pic and video of the event.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS AMAZING GRACE PEEK!
I'm so thankful to be your Momma and I couldn't do it without this guy!!! Love You Mr Peek!!!
Monday, August 12, 2013
|Her First Latch Of Life|
|Day Two Of Breastfeeding, Great Latch. Growing Strong!|
I know this way of thinking is, well...ancient... and practiced by may cultures, except ours. I find it natural and easy. I don't think about it, I simply respond to Mazi's natural instinct to stay close and to sip her mothers milk for comfort.
|Loving My New Role As Mother|
|Gazing Into Each Others Eyes|
|Feeding And Comforting At Night|
|Breastfeeding Giggles! The Best!|
|A Moment Of Comfort In The Middle Of The Day|
|Getting Comforted In The Chaos Of Traveling|