I have a baby whom I love and who loves me. I am not only a mommy, but I am my baby’s first playmate and best friend. When my little one is tired, or otherwise off, I provide comfort and stability. When my baby is energetic, I provide companionship. When my baby does something new, I get to see eyes full of pride because I am the one that my baby searches for in those moments. Every so often, we also have Daddy to ourselves for a couple of days at a time - which is even more fun! But I am still the one my baby wants and needs to be close to.
My baby loves people! Always the good host, my baby will entertain, smile at, and delight anyone we are with. Initially, I thought I had an extrovert on my hands. It was a little scary since I tend more toward introversion. I need to be around people, but only in small doses and I don’t do small talk very well. I was a little concerned about how I would nurture an extrovert. Turns out my baby is an energetically sensitive ambivert. Are you one too?
A couple of different moms have asked what I do for my baby’s owies and teething issues. As an acupuncturist (with a chiropractor for a husband), I have a lot of tools that most moms don’t have at home. But here are my top three go-tos that are pretty accessible to most new moms.
You got the call in the early afternoon on July 24, 2013 to a home in Rancho Bernardo. A baby was born at home and was in respiratory distress.
I could hear your siren before you arrived. Someone threw a towel over my shoulders, but otherwise, I was naked and kneeling next to the couch while the midwives worked on my little girl. It seemed like hundreds of you walked into my home. You took my baby and ran out, with my husband in the midst of it all. Kalis went in the back of your ambulance while my husband rode up front.