Life after baby’s birth
When I was pregnant with my son Caden, I gained about 35 pounds and it amazed me how many people wanted to touch my belly! It seemed as though I had given everyone the “okay to touch my big belly” permit! But it really didn’t bother me. Actually, I thought it was quite cute at times. Then my son was born. I’d been waiting for months to meet him and he’s finally here! As a new mom, I wanted to make sure Caden got everything he needed from me. I nursed him from day one and watched him get bigger and bigger. My midwife commended me on how much I really put into taking care of him. I thought to myself I owe it to him, as he has been on a journey from a fetus to water baby in my womb to infant out into this world. It must be so hard to suddenly find your soul in a helpless, tiny body; a body that requires ingesting food and eliminating waste and wearing clothes and seeing lights and hearing noise. At times I felt overwhelmed as I was concentrating on him so much that I somehow allowed myself to get lost in his world.
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