I’m Bibi Estlund, and thanks for visiting my blog. If you would like to know more about the name of my blog here is a link to my first post. I started this blog in Fall of 2014 when gardening season was winding down. You see gardening had been my outlet for the summer, a way to get myself out of the house for a few minutes at a time….Oh wait, I didn’t mention, that was the summer after we had surprise twins at birth. My most popular posts are actually their birth story. You can read it here, here and here. So anyway, I started the blog and I love it. I love writing, and sharing, and hearing from my readers.
I am actually a mother of four, not just the twins. One of my passions is natural birth. I planned to give birth to all four children at home (just as my mother had all of her children at home). However our first daughter was born in the hospital via c-section in 2007. That didn’t stop us from having the other three at home though. Our second daughter was born at home in 2009. And as you already know, in 2013 we got the surprise of a lifetime when I gave birth to two twin boys at home. The process of working through all of the different birth experiences that I’ve had has really helped to transform me (as profound experiences tend to do). So I’m writing a book about my birth experiences. If you would like information and updates about the book, you can subscribe to my email updates list by entering your email address below, and hitting subscribe.
I do get emails and messages sometimes from mothers who have had traumatic birth experiences. If this is you, you are more than welcome to reach out, either in the more public blog way, or the less public email way. Or feel free to download a free resource guide that I put together for women seeking a home birth after a previous traumatic birth experience: Home Birth After Birth Trauma Resources
As far as other interests, I have a smattering. I’m passionate about breastfeeding, and am a lactation consultant (IBCLC) by trade. I love parenting, gardening, personal finance, knitting, vegetarian cooking, and a variety of other things. I label myself as crunchy…because, well, that’s what everyone else labels me as, but I’m very accepting of people who make other family and life choices than we have.
Welcome, and I hope that you’ll stick around for a while so I get to know you too.
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