So this weekend was Family Camp at Camp Imadene. This weekend was our first weekend trip with Eva. She did great. She didn’t enjoy the car ride up, but she was in an excellent mood all weekend.
One thing that I have really come to enjoy is witnessing the joy that Eva brings to people when they hold her. I watched so many people from our church family light up with joy, just from cradling her in their arms. It’s amazing. I love being able to be a part of it and to share with them the joy that she brings me every day.
We are home and I am tired, of course.
Now for some questions for some mothers out there:
1) Have you ever used a breast pump before, and what kind? What worked for you? I just got one and so far, I haven’t had the best of luck… I only was able to pump 2.5 oz.
2) What kind of “routines” did you have with your newborns? Did you rock them to sleep? Did they nap in their cribs or did you hold them? I’ve been reading “The Baby Whisperer” and the books have been very informative and helpful, but there are some things that I question and I’m curious about. For example, if you do pretty much anything (rocking, holding, use a swing, etc.) to put your child to sleep, that is considered a prop and is discouraged so that you don’t get into bad habits. I don’t want to start a bad habit that I’m going to have to break later, but I haven’t met anyone yet who sits by the crib and teaches their 4 week old to fall asleep on their own.
Motherhood, huh. Who knew?
Back to camp, I feel sad for those who missed out, it was a great bonding weekend and I think it was very powerful for a lot of people. I am so thankful to God for the people that he has placed in my life and for the paths that have lead us all to where we are right now… and to where we are going.