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. Hate. Waiting. I totally stink at it. If I was impatient to start looking like I was pregnant in the first trimester, the last 3 to 4 weeks of pregnancy is down right torture. "Stay busy," we moms tell each other when one is in the home stretch. "Enjoy sleep while you can. … Continue reading 37 Weeks Pregnant // Confessions in the Home Stretch
Holding patterns are downright exhausting. I create my own holding patterns, sometimes I get put into a loop by God/the Universe/etc. But most often, it's all me. So why do I do it? And what is a holding pattern, exactly? A holding pattern is where you circle and circle an issue with no resolution. You … Continue reading Busting Free From Holding Patterns
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
Oh dear me. How good are our intentions. How high our expectations. And then reality hits. I planned to vlog (yes, that's such a crazy weird word, but it's part of our social vocabularly) regularly and when I went to post today's video I saw that it's been ...what's 34 minus 9? That many weeks … Continue reading Video: 34 Weeks Pregnant and I’m Not Perfect | Plant Based Pregnancy