How often do you pop onto someone’s blog and come upon a post that apologizes for the lack of updates? It happens all this time. I imagine especially in the Mom Blogging world because, well, moms get busy. This is my post about being busy. In case it’s dramatically affected anyone’s life.
We went on a really nice, long vacation this holiday season, even managing to sneak out for a two-night honeymoon, leaving Babe behind with her grandparents. We were visiting them on Vancouver Island, and took the opportunity to check into a spa (yum, pregnancy massage) go caving! and for walks in some of BC’s most beautiful forests. Has anyone been to Cathedral Grove?
This pregnancy’s ticking along nicely. Babe is up to some pretty cool tricks. My favourite phrase: “Be back in a minute.” She started saying this before trying to dash away at the airport…
We’re starting to get back in the groove now that we’ve been home for a while, but things are busier than ever. Babe is still in daycare only a few mornings a week. I’d like it if she stayed there all day sometimes, like every other kid in Montreal, but she still don’t dodo without her milkies (my boob in her mouth). It’s sweet and all, but…
I could use a little more time to work. I have steady enough writing gigs, but what’s taking up more of my time these days is school. A few months ago I decided to work towards becoming an IBCLC. Many people who certify as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant already have a nursing degree or at least credits in a similar field. I got nuthin. In four years and three different programs, I didn’t pick up a single transferable credit. So it’s back to the drawing board.I am slowly but surely enrolling in prerequisite courses so that in the next few years I can start studying what I’m actually interested in doing: Helping moms breastfeed.
Those of you who know me probably agree that it’s a perfect fit. Can you tell I think breastfeeding is great? After giving birth I knew I wanted to help mamas during the important first while of being a mama. I trained as a doula. I did a couple births. It’s something I might one day return to, but at the moment, the politics of birthing at the hospital make me way to aggravated to be able to do the job properly. Being a doula is really hard work and takes someone with really tough skin.
Anyways, after some soul-searching, and volunteering with Nourri-Source Montreal, I realized that becoming an IBCLC is probably the best idea I’ve ever had. There is a lot of work that needs to be done between now and the time I write the exam. And with Baby2 on the way, I don’t know when I’ll get there. But I’ll get there.
In the meantime, please excuse me if I post a little less frequently!