Since the moment I felt Summer move around in my belly, I knew the kind of mom I wanted to be. I wanted to be a nurturing, fun loving, organic eating, hippie mom. I didn't need to read books about parenting, I didn't need to follow the advice of the veteran moms around me, I knew exactly what I had to do. I knew best. I was going to be a "go with my gut" kind of mom. The mom that knew exactly what she had to do and would breeze right through breast feeding, the terrible twos, the tantrum filled threes, and would raise a well-mannered individual....more
I anticipated tremendous changes and sacrifices when I was blessed with my beautiful baby girl, but there are so many changes within myself that I did not anticipate. Having a baby changed me in ways I never thought it could; it has opened my eyes to see the world from a whole new perspective and those sacrifices that I was anticipating have turned out to be beautiful blessings.