"I let go to transformation.

I let loose, flying off into death, birth, void, full...

I am one with the beloved again.

She died laughing.

She died in ecstasy.

She died with her eyes wide open."

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My New Life

I realize this blog is more like a personal journal for me, and therefore important to keep up, regardless of who's reading.

On December 7, 2010 I gave birth at home, unassisted on my bed, to a wondrous little boy. His father caught him. I was the first to touch him. I touched his head as he crowned and John had his hands ready when he splooshed out! (Like the visual??)

I am writing this almost 9 months since it happened, because we all know what babies do. Distract!

Wolfgang Catch Billingsley was between 9.5 and 10 pounds, 21 inches long, super healthy and adorable. Here's a picture!

Since that a lot has happened! He was exclusively breastfed until 7 months old, when his very first food was organic avocado. Next was organic banana and then yam, pear, etc... He eats one little meal a day (sometimes we skip a day), and nurses the rest of the time. He's a very happy nurser! He lets me know how much solid food he needs.

He has 8 teeth now and weighs 18 pounds. He crawls like a champ and his favorite activity is walking around the living room table. Sometimes he lets go and tries to take a step on his own. It's so cute.

He has been co-sleeping since day one and none of us can imagine it any other way. We will let him self-wean, and he will continue to co-sleep until he wants his own bed. Our door will always be open to him (except those times when it's...closed...)

Here are a couple pictures:

Well, Wolfie wants to nurse so I have to wrap this up now. My new life as a mom is a dream come true!