I've spent some time this morning reading some blogs that are new to me. it all started with some jealousy over the newest "Blogland Quilting Bee" announced by Tumbling Blocks this weekend. I guess i'm kind of out of the loop with certain blogland-quilting stuff because I didn't even know about the virtual quilting bee started by Mama Urchin in February. Hmph. (I have been following the Common Threads project though).
I usually just read quilt blogs and craft blogs, and occasionally some home decor/living green blogs, but this morning I noticed a new category of blog-focus that really caught my attention.. the "parenting" blog. Most intriguing, Uncommon Grace. Wow. I've just never thought about this stuff before. Well, I don't have kids yet, but one is coming, very soon. Thoughts of when to have dinner and how to put him to bed are all new to me.
In the past week I have been reading this book and loving fabulous ideas like responsive mothering and baby-wearing which are not yet commonly accepted in the social circles I've been exposed to. I realize now that I will need support (in real life or online) to help me make the right decisions as I become a parent. I'm sure most new mothers have these types of thoughts and realizations, but for me it's all coming as a bit of a shock because C and I always just thought we'd figure it out as we went along.
Not now man, no way. I want to be more prepared. I want to have the sling ready before I come home from the hospital. I know this summer will be a bit hectic, but besides finishing the quilting on the baby quilts and setting up the nursery, I also need to do research on a good bassinet and car seat... Suggestions welcome of course. What else do I not know that I NEED to know?