Monday, April 18, 2011
I can't count the times I heard the following when I was either pregnant or Mason had just arrived:
You just wait (This is a VERY famous one, I still hear it.)
You think you are tired now, you just wait.
Reality: He had a pacifier at the hospital on his 2nd day of life.
I said I would pump to get a huge freezer stash so I could stop breastfeeding at 6 months and still feed him with breast milk for a year.
Reality: I think pumping is a pain, and I haven't done it in weeks and Mason hasn't had a bottle in probably a month now.
I said that I would be cloth diapering as soon as he fit in the diapers.
I also wanted to add a couple of things that I COULD NOT live without these past three months:
"Mr. Monkey" Wubbanub pacifier. Mason LOVES this thing! He can hold onto it so it comforts him plus if it falls out of his mouth he can put it back in. We love wubbanubs in this house!
Happy Tax day everyone and thanks for visiting! :)
Friday, April 15, 2011
The Berry's went from a couple to a family on 01/11/11 at 2:53pm when we welcomed baby Mason into the world.
I had prepared for months and months for his arrival but I never could imagine what meeting him for the first time would feel like. It is such an overflow of emotions that I never knew I even had. It is just something you have to experience for yourself to know what I am talking about.
I was recovering from a c-section and I was tired but those first few days were great. I didn't have to cook, anything I needed was there with the click of a button and if I needed a break I could have one. Not to mention the housekeeper who came everyday..
We all know this isn't reality, so this blog will be just that: the reality of parenthood. The inevitable "now what?" when you walk into your own home, answered. So sit back and enjoy our adventures with breastfeeding, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, cooking, cleaning (or not) and live and learn parenting- Berry style.