This is me. (Christa)


Agree or disagree…this is me.

  • I will be nursing my daughter past one year of age and as of now, plan to let her self wean. No, I won’t still be nursing her as a teenager and I think the chances of her breastfeeding even for several more years is slim. I’ve been perfectly content letting Nora figure things out on her own so far, and would prefer to let her wean when she feels she is developmentally ready to do so.
  • My daughter’s diapers are changed on a changing mat that may be toxic, she plays on a foam mat that may be toxic, and probably encounters a slew of other toxins throughout the day, every day. Maybe I should be more concerned about this, but I’m not. I just can’t find the energy or time.
  • Part of me still feels like I’ve never given birth because I delivered Nora via c-section. Because I never had the experience of pushing or of a vaginal birth, something in me still feels like I haven’t had a “true” birth. I know that’s silly, but there it is.
  • I don’t agree with the thinking that, if your baby has slept, is dry, safe and fed, and they’re still crying, that maybe they just need to cry. My gut says, if all those needs are met, and they’re still crying, there is a reason, you just haven’t figured it out yet.
  • Because I work from home, and if I see no one else but my daughter all day, I may or may not wear the same thing three times in one week.
  • I still nurse or rock Nora to sleep.
  • We are hesitant to have another child because we figure, Nora is so awesome, how could we luck out twice?
  • I can’t wait until Nora is older and we can do crafts together…mostly because, well, I miss having time to be creative!
  • I also can’t wait until she’s old enough to visit the children’s science museum so I can play with the exhibits. Because kids’ level science is my level science, too.
  • I still nurse on demand. Nora has essentially put herself on a schedule, but I don’t refuse if she veers from that.
  • We did not sleep train with Nora. I don’t have it in me to attempt Cry It Out, but I did read about other methods and just got too lazy to implement them. Other things that fell victim to my laziness are baby sign language and pumping to build a stash.
  • Nora has never had “baby food,” unless someone else has given it to her. For our lifestyle, I don’t see the need for food deemed specifically for babies; I prefer to feed her what we eat, anyway.
  • Nora slept in her swing for the first 3 months of her life. I slept on the couch downstairs next to the swing for those three months as well, while my husband slept upstairs. Guess what else didn’t happen for those 3 months. We’re all happier now that Nora sleeps in her crib.
  • Did I just insinuate that we didn’t have sex for 3 months post-baby? Make that 10. I just wasn’t ready. Sorry hubby. (P.S. I don’t think you “owe” your husband anything and need to have sex even if it’s not right for you at the time. This is something I hope my daughter learns. When it comes to sex, you should never do anything you’re not ready to do, period.)
  • If it distracts her for a moment when I have to get something done, I will let Nora continue to chew on our shoes like she seems to always want to do. Usually she goes for the back of the shoe above the heel, but sometimes I don’t catch her in time when she chews on the sole.
  • Except for a glorious two week period last month, we still get up with Nora at least once during the night.
  • We are not raising Nora in a Catholic (or religious, period) household, yet we chose to celebrate Christmas but not Easter. I have no good reason for this.
  • We don’t care who Nora chooses to love or how she identifies, as long a she is happy.

And she seems pretty happy so far, right?

16 comments on “This is me. (Christa)”

  1. C- amen on feeding Nora “real people food” (as we like to call it in our house). I don’t particularly like it when Jake is fed Gerber “baby ravioli” or “baby hot dogs” i have been giving him chopped up hot dogs, baked potatoes, pierogies, pasta, avocados and even some filet mignon on the grill. There’s no reason for him to be eating that stuff when he’s 14 months old! good for you!

  2. Love this!  I was reading it thinking, yes, yes and yes!  I love rocking/nursing my son to sleep, and plan to do it as long as he lets me 🙂 I also feed on demand, including 3am – but wouldn’t have it any other way.

    1. Yes Kate! When she slept through the night those two weeks I actually did miss those middle of the night snuggles!

      1. If Josh by some miracle sleeps through the night I sneak in to make sure he’s still breathing and wake him up by mistake…pretty much every time, hahahahaha.

  3. Love this. You are who you are and your children are who you make them. Keep up the good work. 

  4. Oh my gosh I love everything about this post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I also love that adorable baby girl! xoxo

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