I have always been quite a straightforward person, some might say harsh. People say things like “at least when I ask you I get an honest answer”… which I know is a back handed statement about my inability to put up with idiots. But since having BabBee opinions appear to have changed and I was recently described as an Earth Mother. DaBee laughed his head off at that (and said I was as much of an Earth Mother as Hitler!) but it got me thinking about how having children changes you…. hmm…
I knew that after having BabBee I “would change” as 46,000 people had told me this, but how far does it go? Now I am very pro breastfeeding, baby wearing, baby calm and use cloth nappies – that’s all pretty Earth Mother. I walk most places – I was definitely too busy (and too lazy!) before. But most of this is down to the gift of time on maternity leave, not the new “spiritual” connection I have made with the world. I still get annoyed with people but knowing how small the mummy circuit is I think it is wise not to piss people off, and therefore try harder to be diplomatic. What I would really like is for my non-baby and my baby friends to fill out a questionnaire but lets be honest this is all getting a little self obsessed… I think I am supposed to be obsessed with my baby – mot the inner workings of my own mind!!
I guess the ultimate change is all that love you have for the new little person in your life and no one can doubt or deny that. I guess the impact of the Bigger Change will emerge later – does anyone feel they have been intrinsically changed by the occasion of birth… I am interested?!
Well those of my regular 🙂 followers may have noticed that since my enthusiastic start I have been sadly absent… horribly I have had mastitis which completely knocked me sideways, although I am still feeding (obvs!) I am an enthusiastic user of cloth nappies and feel I should do something to celebrate Real Nappy Week – so decided on a photo diary as it is a little bit low maintenance!
Presenting, A Day in the life of a Cloth Bum BabBee:
I actually don’t have a bee in my bonnet about this as I totally get why people don’t use cloth nappies BUT
– they don’t smell, you don’t get poo in your washing machine, they look super cute AND you might save money if you don’t get carried away with the pretty pattterns
So why not give them a try to celebrate Real Nappy Week 13
- Real Nappy Week (stumblingthroughparenting.wordpress.com)
- Environmentally Conscious Retailers Band Together to Take the Bottom out of the Washable Cloth Nappy Market (prweb.com)