In that time a lot have changed.
I have started out dragging lots of baby paraphernalia behind me whenever I left the house. Now, 12 years and six kids later all I need to be portable is a zip-lock baggy with wipes and a few diapers. Now, yarn – is another story.
I have lost the paranoia of what is going to happen if my kid will need to nurse. I know I will feed the child and that is it. And yes, dresses with frontal flaps help.
Oh, and I am a lot more secure about the people who are telling me, that I am doing “it” wrong. I believe that no matter what I do there is someone who thinks “it” can be improved upon. Thankfully sometimes they refrain from sharing their thoughts with me.
Also now I know for sure that the world is NOT going to end while I nurse the baby. Or if it will, it is not my fault!
And by the way I have found out through some rigorous research and experimentation that I will not come unglued if I only have about three hours of sleep. It will not be pretty, but we all will survive.
Last but not least. Mixing babies and fibers works. Babies love fuzz, and in their turn become an inspiration for more and more sweet tiny things.
Why am I thinking about it now? My DH has made for me a graph the international breastfeeding symbol of the nursing mother and child. I really want to knit it. But I could not decide what should I make with it. I thought something breastfeeding related, but what? I have decided that there is one thing(besides yarn and books) that I can not have too much of is… pillows. So I am making a pillow.
I am also offering two free charts on this blog and inviting you to make something with it.
Click on “More” drop menu to see what options it will give you (save/download a PDF file, print it, view or email to friend).