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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...

Rosie’s Birthday! 0

Rosie’s Birthday!

I had my midwife appointment today.  Baby H is all happy and snug down in there. Rosie and Ada were so active in the womb–both of them kicked, flip flopped around, jabbed me, poked me, and even did something that felt like clawing me to pieces.  Baby H doesn’t do any of that.  He just wiggles and pokes his butt up. I imagine he thinks my womb is his man cave.  I’m certain he’s in there chilling out.  He stretches and...

39 weeks, 5 days: We have a winner. 0

39 weeks, 5 days: We have a winner.

Baby H wins the award of baby who has stayed inside the longest! Now that he’s won maybe he will come out.  ;) My due date is on Thursday.  I see no signs that he’s planning on coming out before then.  He seems quite content to chill out in the belly. With both Rosie and Ada I had tons more prodromal labor and I was walking around completely miserable, dilated, and ready to pop the baby out any second from 38...

Rosie’s Birthday & Unrelated Photos. 0

Rosie’s Birthday & Unrelated Photos.

Today (the 19th) is Rosie’s birthday.  I can’t believe she’s 7!  I’ll make her own entry about her birthday.  We’re having family over for a small party on Saturday night.  We’re hoping to roast hot dogs over the fire if it’s not raining.  Since we live out here we have a big fire circle lined with field stone and we can have campfires every night.  So much fun to roast your dinner on sticks or stick foil packets of seasoned veggies...

More of the Bunnies! 0

More of the Bunnies!

This afternoon the girls and I were upstairs in the playroom sitting on that wooden window bench when a storm started to blow up over the ridge. I’ve been trying to convince Rosie that most storms are harmless.  She has a tad bit of my anxiety.  Not specifically over storms, but over anything.  :( As I was point out the cool lightening we could see in the clouds and telling her it was just a boring thunderstorm with nothing to panic...

The Bunnies! 0

The Bunnies!

It just took almost 45 minutes for the text box to load on this page. I swear there is some conspiracy going on out here.  No TV channels come in except for a local Fox station.  Cell phones (of all carriers) get no reception or poor and spotty reception that randomly disappears for long periods of time.  3G/4G/LTE doesn’t work on any carrier except AT&T and it’s unreliable, spotty, and very slow.  Even the home phone line we broke down and...

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...

Realities. 0

Realities.

This quote pretty much sums it all up–though lately just getting up in the morning has been the most difficult part! “I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.” -E.B. White Between this extra exhausting pregnancy and moving I am totally worn out.  The girls have yet another cold, somehow, despite hardly leaving the cabin lately.  I’m just waiting to come down with...

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...