October is pregnancy and infant loss (PAIL) awareness month. It’s also a significant month for our family. Our little girl is due this month (on the 23rd, barring any significant delays). It also happens to be the month where we found out we were pregnant for the first time.
In about two weeks, we’re going to have a mixed baby. Sure, it’s not so weird anymore. Mixed babies are everywhere. We celebrate the uniqueness of the Bruno Mars’ and Drake’s of the world. We squeeze their cheeks and dissect them, tell them they’re exotic and try and guess their backgrounds. Yay, mixed people.
Birth plan, out the window. Or as our doula, The Birth Boss likes to say, birth vision board. Though we did plan for emergency situations, I really wanted to have a homebirth. We hadn’t even toured the hospital because we thought we wouldn’t end up there.
We give our kids full permission to suck. Why don’t we do the same for ourselves? By allowing ourselves to learn something new, we’re leading by example and teaching the next generation that it’s okay to not be good at something at first.
Alyssa Garrison is a feeler of feelings, lover of love - On the hunt for everyday magic, dreamy pastels and fairytale endings. With a degree in journalism, Alyssa launched her own website to give platform to her voice, sharing personal stories and honest musings with her audience from day one. On a mission to become a mom on her own terms, Alyssa found a donor and inseminated with the support of her doctor, family and friends. She expects her first baby February 2017!
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