Thursday, December 8, 2011
It defines life
Alexis is sleeping perfectly during daytime and almost all through the night (only up 1-2 times for breastfeeding) and long in the morning, something I taught him step by step. He even sleeps in his own place and always falls asleep on his own, in his own bed and this since he was two months old. I know this can change during different phases, but we have a stable ground to stand on.
He eats porridge twice per day and is starting to taste other interesting flavours. He feels safe and happy, balanced and curious in a subtle way. At the moment, I can't complain about anything and can only share this joy and happiness with him and the world.
A lot of things have come through hard evidence based studies in my life, empirical experience and simple knowledge that I acquired gradually during my journey through life when gathering experience, learning from my mistakes but with a desire to always do better. But motherhood ... It feels like it came so naturally. Very seldom have I doubted my own thoughts and even though some people around me said "do this", "don't do that", "how can you even think about doing it this way" - I always did it anyway, whatever felt right inside my heart and I have to say that he is my greatest success ever. It has not been easy as routines take time and patience to put in place and it can often be boring, but in the long run it makes it easier and it's such a worthwhile investment for the child and for the parents too. So with this post today, I just would like to honour mothers who dare to go their own way and follow that little voice inside of them, no matter what everyone says. Don't be a follower, create your own way and believe in yourself in this beautiful role as a mother/parent.