Babymoon :: Wrap-Up + Gratitude

by flowers on August 10, 2010 · 8 comments

Tonight our very last meal is being delivered to our doorstep and this past Monday I posted my very last guest post as part of my babymoon guest post series. Although it’s hard for me to believe sweet Ninu is indeed six weeks old and nearly all grown up.

I plan on soaking up every ounce of babyness of my little girl’s sweet being, but I must admit that the babymoon is coming to an end. I’ve been high on life these past six weeks and I’d like to acknowledge the how and the why. Sure I’m hormonally wired to be blissed out with a new baby, but the all-encompassing support I’ve received from family, friends and community (virtual and in-real-life) has allowed me to swell the emotional high to the enth degree. For this I feel deeply grateful.

I’ve been pampered and loved and helped out by so many people my heart chakra is just bursting. I’ve got that PollyAnna-esque belief going on that insists that people really are good and the world really is beautiful. I swear. It is.


In case you missed it I had a rock star line up of some of the best and brightest mamas of the blogosphere to help inspire and keep …infinitely learning… rolling while I laid low with my family. A huge shout out and thanks to everyone who participated. In case you missed anything:

Thank you to everyone who cooked and brought us a meal, sent us a card, left a lovely comment, picked up my boys so I could have some downtime, washed my laundry, dropped off flowers or berries and for the adorable clothes/cloth diapers/baby carriers that have been passed onto us. Thank you to both my parents and Stone’s parents who made the journey to help out and share in our joy. Thank you to my midwife who helped keep us all safe. Thank you to my two doulas who consistently supported me and processed and listened to my birth story a gazillion times and let me gush…and gush…and gush! You’ve all made my babymoon perhaps the best six weeks of my life.


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Kate August 11, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Ohhhh… this is making my heart SWELL! What an inspiration you are for having a community/tribe all set up so you could do exactly what you should be doing. Keep blissing out, my Dear Sister! I love you!
(and technically the whole first year is called “The Newborn Year” ~ so keep babymooning too!)


Amber August 12, 2010 at 1:54 am

I’m so glad that you had an amazing babymoon! And I really wish that more mothers and families were supported in this way. It’s something we’re not always good at in our society. But I think we really, really need it. Community. Help. All of that.


exhale. return to center. August 12, 2010 at 8:56 am

yes! yes! yes!


~Tara August 12, 2010 at 7:22 pm

This makes me smile. I’m so glad you were able to hold onto that babymoon for so long. :)


Nicola@Which Name? August 17, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Hi, Hillary, I’ve visited here before, but I admit I am not a regular reader. That said, several other bloggers near and dear to me have raved about you recently, so here I am. I didn’t know you were a new (again) mamma. Congratulations! This was a lovely post and I appreciated your round up. So many new blogs to visit.
I am enjoying being reminded of how lovely your space here is.
Warmly, Nicola


flowers August 17, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Hi Nicola :)

I remember you. So glad to have you back.


Melodie August 21, 2010 at 11:23 pm

Hey Hillary, I have been very behind of my blog reading as of late with doing some holidaying, but thank you again for letting me be a part of your beautiful blog and sharing my story with you. I was so happy to help you in some small way and write about a few more personal things than I would normally share on my own blog. So thank you mama and welcome back to reality from the baby moon. Although “here” is a nice place to be too. Hugs.


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