April 24, 2017

There are one thousand ways I have found myself a total newbie at parenting even on the third time around. The newness has been both baffling and a sweet gift, reassuring that we are always growing, life is always changing, affirming that I am a different person than I was when my first child was born, and that this babe is a different being.

There are also many ways that becoming a mama for the third time has been easier.  More joyful.  Besides the baby having more faces to look at and arms to hold him, and me already being a pro at changing diapers upside down since he’s mastered rolling over, some of these things don’t have to wait until the second, third or fourth time around to find.

One key difference in this time from the last two is that I finally know no one else with prioritize my self care but me.   When my first son was born I stopped showering, stopped...

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