A few weeks before Afton was born, I bought a book called The First 40 Days.
It’s about the 4th Trimester. You know, those fresh days after you bring your baby home, when you – the powerful, beautiful, natural mother – are reeling and healing and head-over-heels in love all at once. This book embraces the idea that there’s so much healing and adjusting that needs to happen after a baby is born, and that we should really view those first 40 days after birth as an extension of the pregnancy – the 4th Trimester.
The book is really beautiful and intentional, and I’d recommend it for any hippie-leaning mama who is preparing for life with a new baby.
But that’s not me anymore.