Once I had given birth, I realized two things - my baby was born! and do you think I could sleep that first night? I was amazed at how she was breathing on her own but I kept looking at her to make sure everything was still okay, time and time again. The nurses came … Continue reading Mature Mom – the baby arrives… and boy, do I need help..
The last post ended of wishing that I had hired a doula to help me know what was going on with my body at this point, and how to remain patient when all I wanted was for this little person to come out and be in my arms! Early labour. I would prefer active labour … Continue reading Mature Mom – labour and delivery
I recall that my breasts felt painful in a way that I hadn’t yet experienced. In fact I was wondering if maybe cancer would cause such a dull pain. The cravings for falafels arrived, again something new. Indeed, with every pregnancy I had had so far, they all gave me different symptoms, as though each … Continue reading Mature Mom – the pregnancy
My journey into parenthood, into motherhood, has been a long and somewhat surprising one to me. I was first and foremost a dog lover, never grew up with kids or babies around (I was the youngest of two) and I never really felt the pull to have children. I wasn't sure that I would ever … Continue reading Mature Mom – the first post