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Hello... I've just popped in to say a few things...

Firstly, the lovely Bron at baby space is featuring Lalie's nursery today which is very exciting... do pop over and have a look, it's a gorgeous post!

Secondly, thank you for your kind and reassuring words in response to my last post. I just wanted to say that despite not achieving many of the things I had set out for myself, I am happy and confident with where I am at as a mother. I'm not sure that came across in my post - reading back, I did seem a bit 'down' on myself. Having a child is such a steep learning curve - you really can't prepare for it. For me, I'm starting to find a rhythm that centers on being guided by my child, not by a list. I guess sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees. So I'm allowing myself to step back and appreciate the view.

I loved reading about your birth experiences, and it delighted me to sense such enthusiasm and eagerness from many of you to discuss experiences that hadn't gone as you'd planned. It's amazing how - after the fog clears - you can be left feeling so triumphant, even though your journey had gone so far off course. In the end, we all make it home.
Happy weekend to you!

...oh, and don't forget the giveaway!

16 comments :

  1. ScarletsviolinSeptember 30, 2011

    I agree. Such beautiful clarity Claire. I don't know how you keep it up. I have what I think is breastfeeding brain, I can barely string a sentence together!
    Love love love reading your blog. We can identify with so much. I also didn't read your previous post to be negative at all. It resonated with me and I thought it was an honest example of what we all go through as mothers.
    Also.... Kickass nursery. Love it X x x x

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  2. Happy weekend to you!

    LOVED posting 'bout Eulalie's space, entered your fun comp and really, really appreciated reading your post from yesterday. And yeah, what TBS said about the clarity :)

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  3. Yes indeed, too true. It's the hardest yet most rewarding job in the world. Congrats on having Eulalie's nursery featured x

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  4. I read your previous post and didn't leave a comment because it was just so overwhelming to realise that we all keep a 'pass/fail' tally in our heads.

    I think more than ever other generation before us (and, please god, after us) we spend way too much time thinking about what is 'best' for our children. I am pretty sure previous generations just got on with the important job of living their lives and leading by example.

    I am trying very hard not to set myself up to fail any more than I think I already have. No expectations... just options.

    x

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  5. Congrats on being featured on Bron's blog, exciting :)

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  6. You've figured out the way I've found best much quicker than I did so I think that's a big plus.

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  7. this photo is awesome. beautiful.

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  8. Your bubbas room is divine. We have the love mae decals too..LOVE them. You have so many treasures here, just BEAUTIFUL.

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  9. You're awesome my friend :)
    Have a lovely weekend! xox

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  10. Hi Claire! Lovely weekend to you and your own! :)

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  11. glad to have found your blog today, your images are lovely, and I appreciate the things you are blogging about. Your home is fabulous!

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  12. Just came across your blog through Aubrey's blog. Wow. I'm speechless. And also your newest follower. Love the nursery, girl!

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  13. The cabinet, the branches...all too inspirational. I've had five and, honestly the first time I was so tired I would fall asleep speaking to people. Each one got easier and easier and the last one makes me feel guilty as she demands so little. I think the perfect birth story is a rarity and an unrealistic aspiration for most of us, like the perfect body or marriage. It's all media and the real world just needs us to roll with it and be glad they are here. It took me years to get over my anger and disappointment at being a condemned caesar mum after a couple of unrelated emergencies. I think at the last one I just finally let it go. Lovely to meet you and I'll be briefer next time!

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  14. hey claire, i so get it. it's not necessarily the fails but the adjustment to what we pictured as the 'ideal' way to raise our children. wanting to give them the absolute best start....growing those organic veg and filling their body with only pure ingredients because as they come out you get this overwhelming realisation that they are untainted. but then realising that life's too short to spend your time in the kitchen dicing and pureeing when instead you could be rolling around on the floor and giving someone piggyback rides. so, we set new ideals based on what is realistic in the time we have....like making one fresh meal a day, giving one organic pouch and cooking up one frozen dish.....saying no to tv but yes to the odd kitten video on the laptop because it makes her eyes light up and giggle erupt. i get it :) xx

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment - it really means so much. I will try to reply where I can! xx