Self-reflection lesson of the week: my reflection on "be the change you want to see in the world" - as I look at my week, many times I find myself a hypocrite in my actions. How can I expect my children to follow what I say, if I don't even do what I say? .
How can I tell them that they have a voice, if I don't take the time to listen. How can I tell them to always do the right thing, if I don't explain my actions when they ask why. How do I teach them to be leaders, when I expect them to follow me blindly without question. How do I know if I'm giving my children the right tools to learn, if I don't have patience to keep up with their growing minds and bodies
I took the time to listen this week, and here's what I found out:
- lily can put together a sentence of 5 words, but you have to listen and make eye contact. Otherwise, she will just point, and say a few words to support her idea
- Agnes knows how to count in two languages, she wants me to teach her a new one this week
- Lily will continue to do something bad if she is curious enough, discipline won't remedy this. Redirecting her curiosity is key
- Agnes thrives when she has a creative outlet, watch for milestones in her artistic journey. Shes ready for better paint, and she has been asking for an easel
When I became cognizant of my actions, a whole new world opened up to me. I can think of many more opportunities can I open up for myself if I apply this to other areas in my life
003 hours ago
LABOR AND DELIVERY STORY 🎉
Went in Wednesday night, February 13th to begin the induction at 1cm and 70% effaced.
Two doses of cytotec through the night to soften the cervix and upon checking at 630am I was 4 cm and almost fully effaced so the doctor decided to see if I’d progress at all on my own. Contractions were inconsistent and not too bad but by 1230, after a few good walks, and no progression we decided to break my water and start pitocin.
Almost immediately the contractions strengthened - after trying to walk and breathe I opted for the epidural at 230, by 330 we were 10 cm and fully effaced and ready to push!!! I was shocked at how fast I progressed, but had no clue what I was in for next.... 3 hours of pushing, a few hits of oxygen, lots of blood loss, a second degree tear and all kinds of stitches - our sweet little Elyse made it into the world on February 14th, 2019! While those last few pushes were INSANE, I would take that over those contractions any day!
Post delivery: once the epidural wore off the nurse tried to get me to the bathroom for the first time. I ended up blacking out on the toilet and came to with 5 nurses holding me, waving ammonia, and trying to get me to respond. No one mentioned that may happen! I was violently shaking and covered in sweat - took me 3 bags of water, and the adrenaline subsiding before I could be transferred to
Mother Baby upstairs at 4am. Had to have my blood levels checked for hours and didn’t end up needed any, but that was one thing I was very unprepared for!
To all you natural mommas: you are ROCKSTARS! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼No way could I imagine doing that drug free! #labor#delivery#birth#birthstory#pregnant#maternity#pregnantbelly#mommytobe#pregnantlife#preggo#babybelly#prego#fitpregnancy#healthypregnancy#momtobe#babyontheway#pregnancyphoto#newborn#family#momlife#mom#love#baby#mommylife#mother#mommy#pregnancy
Her squishy cheeks get me every time 🥰 I just love having a daughter and the memories we get to make together. Taking selfies are always fun and with I’m so thankful today’s technology will allow me to look back on days like this.
This WOMAN next to me is valuable in my life! I would go to war with her if she needed me because I'm WAR READY!!! Side note though...I had a great time with her and some good friends. Looking forward to next time🖖🏾🤟🏾🤘🏾👽 she's a vlogger too so check her out...she's awesome! #vlogger#musician#actor#mother#father#goodfriends#money#xxxiii
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