Swaddling. It seems simple enough as demonstrated:
We watched this video last night to mixed reaction. For the record, we didn’t have a problem with the video itself or the technique. The issue I had mainly, was seeing the newborn. So tiny! So precious! A widdle baybee!
In a few months, I’m going to have one of those. Eek! I don’t know how to handle something so small! The smallest thing I’ve ever handled was my cat and she has no time for my crap.
It seems the closer I’m getting to my due date, the more reality is setting in. I’m not concerned about being a good parent or being able to provide for my child. I figured as long as he knows he’s loved and knows he has a lot of people who love and support him, it’s all good. I guess my biggest concern is not dropping him. For those who have children, I know this had to be a concern at some point, right? Am I totally off base?
I’ve started sending out the invites to my baby shower next month. As expected, a ton were shocked. I think quite a few are skeptical because there are no pictures of me (other than here) that would suggest I’m pregnant or far along. Well, they’re gonna have to take my word for it and just show up at the shower and see me. And I hope their skeptical asses bring a gift!
I leave this post with a quote regarding rainbow babies and what a rainbow pregnancy truly means:
“Rainbow Babies” is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn’t mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope.
A rainbow baby is a blessing given to a family after losing a baby in any way. It’s the promise of hope and new life, second chances and a new beginning. A family who has conceived after losing a child will never forget that child, but rather, will appreciate their children even more because they understand the deep pain of loss.