Every pregnancy is different, no one can deny that.
It stands just as strong as; every child is different and every choice has a different outcome.
I have grown as a person and done a lot of growing up since having my first-born, Alex.
My views and opinions have changed about what is more important.
I won’t lie, I did have a bucket load of materialistic stuff the first time around and I did tick near enough the whole ‘baby needs’ list that you will find in every baby and parent magazine out there.
So what makes this time that much different?
Buggy vs carrier
I can’t wait to start this change.. For someone who carried a buggy up and down two lots of stairs near enough every day I have enough of them.
Yes it’s easy to push and people ask ‘what about doing shopping’ well to be fair I never do a weeks amount of shopping with the buggy..
I’m looking forward to carry my baby clothes to me and experience it more, to keep him warm, to cuddle in.
Would it make baby depend on being carried? I think it would totally depend on baby, some do, some don’t, but it would not affect my choice.
Just because you lay your baby in a buggy does not mean he/she will depend on being driven around.
Disposable vs reusable
Eeeek! you have no idea how excited I am about this!
I stopped the denial of filling up landscapes, destroying nature and just dealing with that poo the way I am now with a potty.
I know it’s not the same, but come on, no one can deny how cute a baby looks in a reusable diaper!
Yes it will be a bit more work, but really? Do you really prefer to put more on those landscapes now filled with nappies that won’t desolve for over 600 years?! Do you know how many babies are born in your country alone a year?
Hospital vs home birth
It’s a pretty spoken for choice to have your first birth in a hospital, after all, we have no idea or imagination where and how it all goes.
All the books you read will not add up to the massive realisation of actually being in established labour.
Despite my first birth not being all too pleasant I am adamant (depending the move) to have a home birth, be in a more relaxed environment and above all do not give in to an epidural at all! I really am disliking them, the effects, the possible risks.
And I want to keep my placenta without much hassle..
A thrown away organ vs a homemade miracle
Noooo, not another crazy lady who eats her placenta!!!!
haha, yes, I am proud to admit that I will handle, steam, cut, freeze and swallow little penny pieces of placenta for the first two weeks after birth.
I am amazed about the effects it has on our body, how fast your milk will come on, how much quicker you can heal, how it prevents pnd and gives you more energy. Why not?
I know some of you will think ‘that is disgusting!’ but really.. Your fine eating a dead animal that has been dead for a long time on your plate but can’t handle the thought of someone eating their own placenta? I don’t judge you for nibbling around a cow set of ribs.
(yes I was that disgusted person first time around)
I am extremely excited (and a little scared) to start the new changes, to see how they work out and if they truly will be as amazing as I hope they will be.
Is there anything you drastically changed the second, third or fourth time around?