Did you hire anyone to assist you after your birth? Which did you find the MOST helpful? Did you hire them for subsequent births, or only the first?
It is so funny how many “THINGS” we think we need with the first baby, then we actually give birth and find out what we reallllly need. Haha!
Have you written out birth stories for each of your children?
How soon after their birth did you write it up?
Did you find that you forgot the little details, or was it still etched upon your mind?
It is crazy how you spend 9 (ish) months (give or take), dreaming of your sweet baby – what he or she will look like, what they will sound like, how big they will be, whose eyes will they have?? What will their first carrier be?? And then… how will the birth be? Will it go “as planned”? Will there be any surprises?? Will they be early? Late? Just on time??
When you hold your baby for the first time, breath in his sweet scent… and all the questions fade… it is like you knew them all along.