Sunday, May 29, 2011

10 Days later

With all the chaos of the last week, we're trying to create rhythm in our days again. The weekend has been quiet family time, all learning about this new person in our lives. I feel pretty good for having given birth 10 days again - emotional still - weepy today especially. Though fairly well rested - Indigo is a good sleeper.

I feel like Levi has grown overnight. He's suddenly so BIG. He got a bike with training wheels last week & here's the bike helmet he picked out.

Snuggled in the middle of our bed.

My daughter!

He loves to hold her & wants to carry her around (with a hovering Mama close by).

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Indigo (Indie)

Finally meeting her big brother, who has been talking non-stop to her for months

First meetings

Our purple coneflowers are blooming (as well as sunflowers, daylilies, butterfly weed, the first cosmo, and cannas)

Two little ones in our family bed

On the front steps of our home on Magnolia St.

Reading 'Runaway Bunny' to his sister before bed


A successful homebirth -words cannot capture my elation.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Full Moon magic

The moon is 100% full right now - though its so cloudy here I can't see it rising. I thought maybe I'd have a little full moon magic with labor but so far all is quiet here. Another good prenatal today. Georganna guesses the baby to be 7 pounds. And though I'm packing in the protein, I've gained no weight in the last couple weeks.
Feeling calm & thoughtful. Keeping the house tidy. Clean, put away laundry. Long after dinner walks. Love & harmony with my husband. An excited child. Sunflowers blooming. Tomatoes setting fruit. Both hens laying now. Zen.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day

me & my baby on Mother's Day


I'm guessing the 17th or 19th.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

38 weeks

birth tub squeezed into our small room. tidy stacks of diapers, blankets, & birth supplies on the changing table. the quilt my Grandma made me. a gourd I grew the year after we got married.

Joe wrapped me in plaster last night & made a beautiful belly cast & it looks so pretty - like a big easter egg. maybe it'll have time to dry & paint & add to the wall before the big day.

Monday, May 2, 2011

2 weeks to go!

The birthtub is now set-up in our bedroom. Feeling calm, ready to go.