where the wild flowers grow
Well, perhaps my little hormones are really getting the best of me. I just feel so BIG, in almost every aspect of the word.
I'll have to remember the toy thing. I know that with cats, I never bought them toys, it always worked to roll up some foil and hurl it across the room. It kept them entertained for hours, if not days or weeks. I know it may seem like a bad comparison, but really, I think making things with your own bare hands for them to play with is not only safer (you make it, you know what's put into it) but it's also cheaper, and more efficient...hell, it might even be more fun. I remember when I was a kid, that the most fun I ever had was outside, playing in the grass and making mud pies. It was free, and dirty, what kid doesn't like mud? Further, what kid doesn't like earthworms and snails? My mom was very into nature and how it helps us to feel things, and learn about the world, our surroundings..she's got me thinking the same way. I think I'd like to take that approach rather than couping Freyja up inside with multi-colored plastic wheels.
Alas, I live in the north, where it gets to be negative 20 degrees in the winter time, so it'll be awhile before I can really show her the true outdoors..but of course, there are so many options these days as to where we can go and explore. I'm already so excited about watching her learn about things, watching her expand as a human being. I even have a mathmatics board game, books of poetry and short stories, and several videos that incorporate classical music and various visual learning practices. I spent money on these things, not thinking about how they won't be of exquisite use until she's at least 2 years old. However, her mind is her most capable organ, and her learning things is most important to me. I want her to have those things in her mind, that way she knows enough about what she could love to do.
Seren - You remind me of my mother in a lot of ways.. She LOVES babies, and she is actually more anxious than I am about the arrival. She wants to see her so much, and I think it's drawn our relationship closer than it's ever been.
Thank you all for being interested, it is fun to update and let people know about my progress. I feel like I'm a mother already, and perhaps I am, but until she comes I have no clue what she'll be like. It's fun to use my imagination.