It is nearly impossible to find any time to sit and blog...surprise surprise! It has been 2 weeks, actually 15 days and I can't imagine life without Willow. We are still learning new things everyday about her but I feel like I know her very well. Being a mama is pretty much the most natural, intuitive thing. I just don't know what I will do when Adam has to go back to work...I am a good mama but I am not sure how good I will be at being a mama and keeping a household running. I can't believe that time is passing so quickly!
I had an interesting breastfeeding incident today. We were at Sears, buying a baby scrapbook and Willow started to really cry...the cry that we both know means she wants the boob, and fast! We ducked towards the entrance/exit of the store, safely hidden behind a row of fancy wrapping paper and I just sat cross legged, tucked against the wall, to nurse for a few minutes. Adam was standing right by me with the stroller and we were chatting...we weren't in the way and the other shoppers coming and going through the entrance either barely noticed us, ignored us completely or smiled with kindness. This really bitchy sales lady noticed us and immediately commanded "OHhh Noooo! You can't do that here!" "Ummmm, yes I can", I responded. "No you can't, there is a room on the 3rd floor for that...You can't do that here!" "Yes, I can." says me. " NOOOO you CAN"T" says her. " So call the police..." says me. Adam laughs at her. She storms off. She was such a BAG! I finish up quickly and we go to pay for our scrapbook. I was really surprised! Will breastfeeding in public really be a big issue?
Thursday, July 26, 2007
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Well, I feel like we have emerged from a deep, quiet place. I still haven't left the apartment yet, but my gingerly steps from room to room are becoming a little easier. I actually slept last night. My milk is coming in and Willow seems to feed and sleep for much longer than she did in the first couple of days. She even lost her little umbilical cord stump today revealing a cute little insy belly button. That's my girl, she is so advanced. These first days have been an amazing time for us, as we get to know each other as a family. We are learning our new roles. Mine is obviously centred around the boobies so I get to do alot of laying around, gazing at Willow. Willow's role is to sleep and eat and grow and squirm and do cute baby things, which she is sooooo good at. And Adam's role is to do everything else! Seriously, he gets the gold star of Daddyhood already. Especially last night and today when he had the fun job of rinsing out Willow's first poo diapers, which were quite remarkable in sheer volume!
We have enjoyed the visits from friends who have brought us food and treats and taken away our dirty laundry, all in exchange for a little bit of baby bliss. We even had WIllow's first photoshoot...the first of many, many more to come, I am sure.