I've posted only a few times on this board, but I've never actually introduced myself. That may be lame, but I can't sleep and can't think of anything better to do, so here it goes.
My daughter was born last April 28th after 37 hours of labor. I went natural for the first 22 hours, until my family and doctor urged me to get the epidural in the hopes that it would allow me to rest and relax. It was HARD WORK, however I relish every memory of it. The pregnancy was unplanned, and her father and I are no longer in a relationship together, although we are still friends. He has seemed to lose a little bit of interest in her - only sees her once a week when his mother babysits her, and sometimes not even then. But his family is unbelievably supportive, and I am so so grateful for them.
I work full time as a chef in catering, and I am extremely lucky to have my mom as LO's daycare. I am currently awaiting news of a promotion into management, which should help steady my hours and double my salary *fingers crossed*.
We are just beginning to introduce solids, and it is slow and go so far. Anyone have any tips?