I hit a wall tonight. I'm done with being pregnant. I don't want to go to sleep only to be wide awake for three hours between 2am and 5am with nothing to do. I'm due November 8th and have a wedding scheduled for November 12th that I promised to photograph for at least a portion … Continue reading A Cord of Two Strands
I woke up ridiculously early again today. Just couldn't go back to sleep. So I doodled around online, worked on some projects, took myself for a walk to see the sunrise, came home and painted a canvas.As I approached the house after my walk, I stopped and stared. Inside held 4 people I love, a … Continue reading 38 Weeks Pregnant | The Push-Pull of Waiting | Maternity Portraits
I felt like a totally sucky mom. For both of Tennyson's birthdays I have had to work. Sure, a 1 and 2 year old won't know you're working on their birthday -they don't even know what birthdays are- but as a mother, you do. And it feels negligent and rude and kinda gross missing your … Continue reading The Birthday Experience | Port Aransas For The Family | 36 weeks pregnant
Reading Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin, I kept seeing references to women "giving some" to their husbands during labor. Yeah, my mind when there, too. What in the heck are they talking about -surely not that, I mean, she's in labor and they're encouraging her to "give some" to her man? Right NOW?! No, … Continue reading Wait, you want me to do what? During Labor?!
It's not nesting. It's planning ahead. Okay, maybe it's nesting, but to the woman in the throws of it, it just feels like whatchyer s'posed to do. Time to make changes, be prepared, overhaul something, knock out a few walls wearing overalls and a bandana listening to 90s rock and binging on sparkling water. Maybe not … Continue reading Nesting, Unschooling, Connection and Surviving the 3rd Trimester
Three o’clock rolled around and it was time for an afternoon popcorn party. I pulled out the air-popper, dropped in 1/2 c of kernels and began heating a few tablespoons of coconut oil for topping. And then it happened. The motor went down a notch, making a low buzzing sound. Then it stopped. And then … Continue reading Confessions: A Quick Lesson From Popcorn
I have always loved -I mean LOVED- finding out the sex of my babies during the mid-pregnancy ultrasound. As a rule, I'd go to the appointment and then immediately head to the store for my baby's first outfit. The name would usually be determined by then -having 1 girl and 1 boy name pretty well … Continue reading Baby Blessing | Connecting with your baby during pregnancy