Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

a little one...

a new little one is on its way.

i can't believe it's all going to be happening so soon.

we plan on having this little new gift at home, just like leo.  it's the best way for our family.

i absolutely love the process of having our babies at home.  i don't know any other way at this point, but what i do know is that it was absolutely wonderful.

and that doesn't mean that it's for everyone.

but what is for everyone is the knowledge... of knowing all the options.

with each day, as parents, we do the best we can.  to raise our children the best we know how.  we look to others for support.  we read about what we may not know.

and that shouldn't start once the baby arrives.  it should start well before.

as much as i would love to share the experience of home births with so many moms... it's not about preaching about what everyone else should do... or that everyone should have a home birth.  but it is, in a sense, about preaching that as a mom, or mom-to-be, that doing that research... is so important.

that day... the day those little babies arrive into our worlds... it changes our lives forever.  and i truly believe that the way we have decided to birth leo and this new little one has started their lives in a way that is true to our beliefs as parents.  and as a family.  not because we spent that time in our home rather than in a hospital, but because we researched... we planned... we made our decisions with confidence...

we made a choice after looking into all of our options.

it starts then.  even before then.  it's intentional living... intentional birthing... intentional parenting.

just like i don't want leo to do what others tell him just because he's been told... i don't want to do that either.  i'd rather him question... and i should question, too.  i'd rather his curiosities soar, as mine should, too.  i'd rather he figure out what answers make the best sense for him... not because someone gave him the answer, but because he took the time to explore and experiment.  as i should too.

with that said, in just a few more weeks, a new little bundle will be joining our family.  in the best way we know how.