Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Birth Day to Me...


There's a weird sense of nostalgia -- looking back at where you were a year ago. (Granted, this blog makes it especially easy for moi).. I laugh that I was so worried about what we'd need for Mr. Holden -- crib? changing table? pack and play? car seat, swing, high chair, rocker, fluffy chair, diaper genie, swaddle me suits, exesaucer (sp?)?!?!? (I didn't even know what that was), etc etc etc.

Granted, if I had known I was going to embrace this whole "Attachment Parenting" thing so easily, I would've just invested in a sling, a car seat (safety first!) and a breast pump up front and called it good. :)

My dear friend Erin (yes mother to Baby Jonah, you) basically told me that all they (the babies) really need is you -- and I didn't think she was serious. But it's true. If Holden and I were stranded on an island together (hopefully Danny would be with us); we'd find a way to make it with out all the baby 'stuff.'

Hopefully they'd have mangoes and honeydew on that island. Holden likes the green melon. . .

But back to my point -- if there is one. The more I try to pay attention to Holden's cues and signals and what he's communicating to me (and trusting my instincts), it seems like the more flow we find... and finding a groove as a mother is the greatest birthday present I can think of.

(Though, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for more cloth diapers and an Ergo Baby!)

8 comments:

the farlanderz said...

well happy bday suite-m!
by the way - I just read your diamond post and thought it was so tender, I love those moments as a new mother.

Chris, T and Kate said...

Sabrena, I ran across your blog and I am so glad I did...you are just so cute, I love it! You have the best story telling descriptions with the perfect sense of humor. Your Mr. Holden looks like a little charmer. :)

-Tarina

Erin said...

Happy birthday love!!! I hope your day was perfect. With your lovely and refreshing perspective on life, how could it not be? Give Holden a hug for us and tell Danny hi! We miss you guys.

P.S. thanks for the little shout out. :)

Alicia said...

Happy Birthday!! Sorry I missed wishing you one on FB. Hope it was great!!

swensen squeeze said...

happy birthday to one great woman!!

Meesh said...

You are a great mom! I know that from the few times I have seen you guys since Holden's birth. You care so much, and that is only a good thing. You are one of the few people who even care about this but guess what? Jonathan is nursing again! Can you believe all that pumping for 6 months and now he wants to nurse! Who knows, there may be hope for Holden yet! Thanks for encouraging me to stick with pumping or he would not have had milk to come back to!

Sabrena Suite-Mangum said...

Bridge/Meesh/Lovely Michelle- I am holding back tears of joy for you. I'll leave a real comment on your blog.

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