You know that moment after 9 long months of pregnancy and the seemingly interminable labor, when you’re handed your tiny human baby? Well, after the tears of joy, awe and sweet sweet relief, I was filled with a tremendous amount of anxiety! My internal dialogue went something like “I don’t know what I’m doing, how can I raise a baby if I can barely raise myself?” The fear was crippling and it kept me up at night. What didn’t help things at all, was the influx of contradictory unsolicited advice from the masses. “Feed on demand babies know, don’t feed on demand you’ll be his slave!” I needed answers to my millions of questions that were logical, well-explained and backed by some kind of science. *Enter books stage right*. As you’ll notice with the ridiculous amount of resources I’ve managed to add to my home birth story, I’m a seeker of knowledge with a compulsive reading problem.
This blog is my way of using my nerdy ability to devour books in mere moments for good. It’s essentially a collection of things I could have used as a new mom a few years ago. I doubt this was what Gandhi meant when he said “be the change you wish to see in the world” but it’s what I’m up to here.
“She read the books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live”
– Annie Dillard