Hey, I’m Raine.
I am a first time mom of a beautiful unpredictable 11 month old girl. She is my little muffin. One minute she will be smiling and reaching for my hand, and in the next instant she will slap me in the face and laugh. Muffin is a little adrenaline junkie. I hold her, toss her up, catch her and toss her again and she can not stop laughing. These are the moments I live for. The getting slapped and constantly scratched, not so much. But there’s nothing better than being a mom, and having an active curious daughter is amazing.
I have been through a lot in the last 20 months. My body has gone through 6 stages of clothing and an enormous hormone imbalance that has my moods skyrocketing from happy to downright crazy. Becoming a mom is definitely a roller coaster with highs and lows that take you through unexpected turns.
I’m writing this blog to reflect on my motherhood and help you figure out what to expect, because people don’t tell you everything. They want you to be just as shocked as they were. Like.. did you know embilical cords are yellow or white? Should have seen my face when I saw that yellow cord, :O.
I am a very private person when it comes to my body. When it came to planning the birth so many people wanted to be there and I told them no (to each their own though). I told Mr. Blue Eyes (my hubby) that he could be there but couldn’t look.
While I may be private in that area, when it comes to my thoughts and ideas I am extremely open. I have no filter when I talk/write, and I have heard that I’m blunt, real, and a real brat. I guess I’ve made terms with that. At least I’m open minded, especially when it comes to parenting. No one should tell you you are doing it wrong. (It’s so annoying to be told to do things differently when there is more than one way to do things). Everyone has their own style and there is nothing wrong with that, regardless of what your friends and family might say.
**I am not a doctor, nurse, midwife, or pediatrician so all of my suggestions are strictly based on my personal experience and research.