I thought I’d post a little update on what’s been happening in my life and what I’m planning for this blog.
E is now 18 months and is no longer a baby. I do miss the baby days where she was largely immobile and would stay in one spot and not complain much. Now I have a stomping, running, bopping toddler who wants to be entertained 24/7 (or at least whenever she is awake). E does have her moments were she’s playing/reading on her own, but by and large she wants the attention of someone – usually me.
It’s been more than a year since I started breastfeeding E, and yes, it does feel like forever, but when I reflect on it, it was just yesterday that E first latched on, my nipples were sore as heck, I cried because E wouldn’t latch on and struggled for the next 2 weeks or so till E started latching on again. The story is much longer that the few lines I just typed.
As a first time mom and complete noob when it comes to babies (give me an 18 month old any day), I am thankful each day E is still alive.
It was quite scary in the beginning and every mistake we (hubs and I) made along the way just made life even more terrifying. But I have to say, one’s confidence grows with each day. I’m still not the most confident mom, but I am less worried about E and what is to come.