hi erika, the pics are amazing, you look amazing, your kids are beautiful... i wish i got the hang of walking and nursing, my boobs are just so droopy(utterly) from nursing 3 kids!!! you make it look so easy. i'm ttc#4, so i'll have one more shot at it, i'll be pming you for advice!!!
i'm so sorry the birth was so traumatic. all the positive energy you put into doing it "your" way....now your moving to do away with the thoughts of it... it is just doesn't seem right. i do wish you all the luck in the move, and in life .
Thanks Colleen. For the record the girls are NOT perky so you CAN do it! I think the reason i can nurse in the wraps and Mai Tai is because they are floppy and i can kind of stretch them where they are needed.
Witht he birth I am coming to realize I did do 99.9% of the birth my way. i did the pregnancy my way, i went into labor my way, I labored my way, I pushed the babies out my way. But there was that one hour. and really it IS what I would have done. it's not the way I would have thought of it or experienced it at the time. That was taken away from me by Gail. But the more I process it I realize that the larger birth experience IS very much what i worked so hard for and that had I been at the hospital i would have had a c-section and I would have been in a much worse place emotionally and my babies physically.
I good luck on #4 - I hope there is a number four for me someday.
Homebirthing, breastfeeding, sling wearing, cloth diapering momma to 3 girls ages 7 and 6 year old twins and peanut #4 due sometime in late September
Oh Erika, those pictures are soooo precious!!
I'm glad to hear that things are going well, I can relate to the PTSS I think I had a bit of that after having Seamus, and my twins. It certainly makes sense in your situation. I hope that the birth art helps you sort through that ((Hugs))
You are very right hun, your birth WAS amazing & all but that hour was YOUR'S ~ that's not to take away from that hour, or to say "it's just an hour" b/c it certainly wasn't ~ BUT you did it & you did it how you wanted and that's amazing.
you are so right erika, if you were in a hospital, it definately would have been a stressful emergency c-section. your pregnancy journey was so empowering to read daily. you had all of us on the edge of our computer chairs every day!!!!! you birthed twins at home!!! how truly miraculous is that....in my mind . i have been drawn in so much from your experience and from reading all of these lodges,to actually start thinking about a natural birth!! !!! this is coming from a women who had the anesthesiologist on speed dial for the epi!!!!
you sound so much more connected, for lack of a better word. i can see your spirit is coming back in your posts. it seems like you have been able to wrap your head around everything and breathe. i am so happy to see you starting to post more often. isn't it nice when babies sleep. great hearing from you!!!!!
Just have to say, you look fabulous! Hope I look that good 13 weeks after this ONE!
Ericka~Mommy to David, Paul and Adam
You look so beautiful nursing your little ones. Breaks my heart that I couldn't nurse my DD, but gives me hope to try again for the next one (and reminds me that I did try absolutely everything...your pictures make me want to try to relactate, when I couldn't even lactate in the first place, LOL!)
Thanks for sharing and I am so glad that you sound like the day-to-day is going better...I can't believe you mentioned the thought of #4! Wow!!!
You look so beautiful nursing your girls Erika. Congrats on everything you have accomplished. You are truly amazing.