I was standing in the kitchen talking with Brian about the birth experience I wanted to have this time. My second natural, home birth and I knew what to expect -the feelings, the challenges, the process. All things I had missed with my medicated hospital births for my first two children. This time around I had … Continue reading Truly Anne’s Peaceful Natural Home Birth | Riding The Waves
Miss Truly Anne arrived in beautiful style Sunday night, a day or two before her expected date. Her birth story is pretty special -aren't all babies?- and I am excited to share it and what I learned and how different it was from my previous three births, but right now I am balancing snuggling, feeding, … Continue reading Truly Welcome
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
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