Category: The Cabin

The Story of How Henry Arrived. 3

The Story of How Henry Arrived.

People keep asking me about the story of Henry’s birth. All I can tell you is that it was nothing like Ada’s birth. Henry was like a freight train barreling through my body on his way to entering the world. It hurt.  A lot.  There was so much sheer power and force.  It was unreal. I’m not sure I’ve processed the whole experience just yet. Henry was four or five days overdue, depending on which due date you chose to go...

In a flash– 9

In a flash–

Her fate seizes her and brings her down. She is heavy with it. It wrings her. The great weight is heaved out of her. It eases. She moves into what she has become, sure in her fate now as a fish free in the current. She turns to the calf who has broken out of the womb’s water and its veil. He breathes. She licks his wet hair. He gathers his legs under him and rises. He stands, and his legs...

The Peace of the Wild Things. 6

The Peace of the Wild Things.

40 weeks, 1 day. I feel like we’re in limbo just waiting for him to show up at some unknown hour. Other than the anticipation of his arrival, I’m actually feeling much better than I have this entire pregnancy.  I still feel nauseated, but I have energy!  I feel happy.  Not like a lethargic, miserable lump.  Well at least not most of the time. I still have my moments. Tonight I went for a hike through the hills behind the cabin...

Lumpy Eyes. 0

Lumpy Eyes.

I was 39 weeks yesterday!  (My ticker is off by a day.) Rosie was born by now.  Ada still had three days to go.  I wonder what Baby H will choose… This morning I woke up feeling not pregnant at all.  Like full of energy, not even sick.  Weird?  I think I remember this happening right before Rosie was born also.  With Ada I never felt that horrible, so it wasn’t as big of a deal. Today was apparently nesting day....

Bicycle, Bicycle: The Movie! 3

Bicycle, Bicycle: The Movie!

    Look at this video I made of Rosie learning to ride her bike for the first time! I made it with my 5d Mark II instead of the iPhone.  It was fun, I’ll have to practice making more videos with it. Rosie thinks the part with Ada at the end is the best, she laughs so hard every time she watches it. (It should be HD quality and is on YouTube, but when I post it on the entry...

Right. 1

Right.

It’s…July! JULY. I might have a baby in the month of July. “Might” being the key word of course.  His official due date based on the dating ultrasound is the 1st of August.  Rosie and Ada were both born at 39 weeks, but watch this little guy fake me out and make me wait until 42 weeks or something.  That would continue the trend of this being the longest pregnancy ever. I’m hoping for July 27 or 28.  Rosie’s due date...

Fiber Farm. 0

Fiber Farm.

Yesterday our homeschool co-op took a field trip to a fiber farm, which happened to be at my neighbor’s house!  It was a neighbor I’ve never met.  She lives on the street behind ours, up on the ridge top.  Over the hill there’s one cabin, some woods, and one farm between her’s and mine. She was very nice!  She has an 1800’s log cabin that they fully restored and filled with 1800’s era things.  So neat. She put Ada in the...

Luna Moth. 2

Luna Moth.

Yesterday I was having a bad morning.  As in, everything possible was going wrong. I went outside on my porch to sulk in a rocking chair and look what fluttered up and landed on the cabin wall right by my head! A gorgeous male luna moth! They’re fairly rare.  I’ve always wanted to see a live one and never have.  They hatch, mate for about 24 hours, then lay their eggs at the base of black walnut trees. They have no...

Beautiful Things. 2

Beautiful Things.

Beautiful things, so many beautiful things. We’ve become regular visitors to the graves. The neighbor, who has lived here her entire life (along with the rest of her extended family) told me that in the 1870’s there was a diptheria epidemic here and the families lost so many members they filled the graveyard. There are lots of big field stones stuck into the ground with no markings on them. Graves of which beloved person?  The people who might remember are long...