Monday, March 31, 2014

Carnival of Natural Mothering: Dear Mama

Carnival of Natural Mothering
April 2014: What You Wish You Knew

Remember when you got your first positive pregnancy test? What do you wish that woman knew? Write a letter of love and encouragement to that awesome mama just starting her journey.


Dear Mama-to-be,

First of all, you are going to be the most amazing mama!

Even though the next 9 months seem like they will go on forever, they will fly by. Savor every single moment. Enjoy the journey! Do not worry about reading all of those books you are going to purchase and receive from others. Pick a good book focused on natural birth and go with that one. Otherwise, save the other breastfeeding, parenting, baby care books for the first few months when you will spend most of your days on the couch with a beautiful baby in your arms.

Your thirst for knowledge will make you want to learn everything you can before the baby arrives. All of those books, articles, and blog posts have nothing on your intuition. Connect with the baby during the pregnancy, focus on a natural birth and trust in your motherly instinct. Your instinct and intuition will get you through any situation.

Wear the baby as much as you can! Wear him to sleep, to breastfeed, and just because. Once he starts sitting up, crawling, and walking, you will miss the days when he was a tiny baby and you could just hold him for hours. Wear the baby everywhere!

Remember, you are going to be the most amazing mama!




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