Jess and James recently welcomed their new baby girl, Rocket, into their adventurous life. They traveled to Mexico on their boat and had Rocket at a birth center in Guadalajara. Now they’re gearing up for a quick trip to visit family in Canada, which means little miss Rocket needs her first passport.
Jess has been filling us in with the itty bitty details of life with a new baby: little obstacles, little milestones and a whole lot of change.
Sometimes treasures unbury themselves from the most unexpected of places. This treasure was unearthed in an inbox.
“Hi there. My boyfriend and I live on a sailboat and we’re expecting our first child in Mexico at the end of July. We’re both British but have clocked up nearly 11,000 miles on our boat since leaving the UK in October 2011.
We decided to have our first child while still in this crazy lifestyle as it allows us to both play a more equal part in parenting and get back to some child-rearing fundamentals. Obviously, life on a boat with a baby raises the question of what to do about nappies given that our water supplies are limited. Also, we’re keen to use a method that is not damaging to the environment.
Pregnant? Wondering how on earth is this baby EVER going to come out of THERE?! Breathe, mama. You were designed and built for this. Case in point:
I was due with baby #4 on October 13th. Last night about 5pm I started having mild contractions, but nothing like with my other 3 kids, so I didn’t think anything of it. I had a chiropractor appt and went, came home, fed the kids, while having mild contractions 8-10 min apart, but not really hurting or lasting longer than a few seconds. About 7:30 I told my husband that maybe he should go ahead and take the kids to the babysitter, since they hadn’t stopped, but weren’t serious yet. we called the midwife just to let her know that it may be tonight, but I was still walking and talking and feeling ok. Kris left with the kids about 8, to take the 5 min drive. Not long after he left I went to use the restroom, water broke and without even a push baby Kinsley slid out into my arms. Since it was 3 weeks early I had not been to the store to pick up any feminine products, and we were expecting to deliver at the birth center so I didn’t have any waterproof pads to protect the bed. I reached for the first absorbant things I saw, my grefills, grabbed a few with one hand while having an unexpected newborn in the other, put the refills down on the bed, and sat on them until hubby made it home about 10 min later and called the midwife. If it hadn’t been for the refills my mattress would’ve been ruined (oh they make great postpartum pads too!) Once the midwife arrived, checked us both out and her cord was finally cut Kinsley Renee Howell was wearing her first tiny g
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