I have to say I have some of the greatest followers & supporters! Since my son was born (February 14,2015) I have gotten lots of emails, messages, and comments from people wanting to know how motherhood is going! Since a few weeks before my son was born, I slowed down on the blogging, recipe updating, and products simply because I felt spending time with my husband, dogs, and son are so much more important! I can't get these days back-- but I'm ready to start taking some time to make products & work on meal plans & such for my awesome followers!!
To answer some of your questions-- Motherhood is going great! I fell right into it and absolutely love it! I have been blessed with a pretty easy baby, even when he wasn't feeling well at around 4 1/2 weeks old-- he wasn't too hard!
The biggest hurdle I have had to jump is honestly, my own mind. Since my son was born he has refused & I mean refused to sleep on his own. He might nap for an hour in his swing, but for the most part he likes to be close to someone. He likes touch. You don't have to be holding him, but he likes to at least put his hand out and find you. We started cosleeping after a thought I had when he was a week old--- "I wonder if he will sleep better next to me"... that night he slept from 9pm to 2am woke up for an hour to be changed and fed and then fell back asleep around 3am to 8am. We had the best sleep ever... So that is what we did we began to cosleep! I was terrified of all of the mishaps you hear about with cosleeping/bedsharing. Some people have said it will ruin my marriage, while others have said he will never leave our bed. Some comments from family and friends kinda got my anxiety going- until one day my husband responded to my nervousness with "Last time I checked he was OUR son and not anyone else's". What a breath of fresh air!
So basically, I follow what feels natural to me when it comes to my son & it has been quite peaceful because of it! Of course, I have had some meltdowns... When my mom came to visit & my son wasn't feeling well-- we had a pyloric stenosis scare (but not to worry his pyloric valve is perfect)--. I had a good cry. I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist and did everything in my power during my pregnancy to ensure my son was born healthy. I took all the vitamins & supplements & drank ALLL of the bone broth. I did my best to support each organ that was developing each week, spent time mediating, etc etc etc! I have come to the realization that I can't control everything! If my son gets sick-- he gets sick! It will help build his immune system! I do what I can now by breast feeding, eating as healthy as possible, giving him his vitamins, and probitoics & that is all I can really do!
At 5 weeks & 4 days, Ezra finally latched onto my breast on his own and didn't need help doing it! It felt like such a huge moment for us! He smiles often when he is sleeping-- but not necessarily on cue yet. When his daddy comes home from work, he usually gives him a smile or coos at him! He has the cutest little cry & isn't too loud yet. He LOVES being worn! We currently have a moby wrap, ring sling,kangaroo shirt, and an infantio carrier. When I'm wearing him I get to do all my business stuff! He loves having his baby massages! He has energy work done by me a couple times a week as well! He also has chiropractic care every 1-2 weeks! He is officially in cloth diapers as of 5 1/2 weeks old as well!!
Oh one more thing... showers are his favorite but he HATES baths!
Well that is all for now!!
Who am I?
My name is Jessica Kellaway! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about!