Six months ago at this time, I was in labor at home, after a check at the midwife's office. I had such a great time that day... I really didn't expect it to be so wonderful. Chim's labor was SO long and SO painful, and her delivery so clinical, disappointing, and traumatic, that I really had low expectations, in retrospect. But it turned out to be an empowering, victorious, and joyful experience -- and any disappointment about Chim's birth evaporated with the satisfaction of Badger's birth.
And here we are six months later -- Badger is sitting up, eating some solids, and being a cute little chubby baby. Of course he's still breastfeeding every 2 hours and waking up several times a night... so he's still quite a little baby indeed! He loves to play in his exersaucer and with his toys, and he loves to go out and about. His favorite thing is his sister Chim -- he just cracks up when she plays with him and he lunges for her when she passes by. I hope they'll be great friends as they grow.