Choosing Unassisted Home-birth: My Defining Parenting Moment

Jan 26, 2015 by

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Almost 10 years ago I gave birth to my first son. It was a 17 hour labor that I spent (mostly) by myself in our little bathroom surrounded by candle-light and fresh flowers. At one point, probably about 14 hours in, I remember thinking “I’m so glad there isn’t a doctor or midwife here as they’d probably be rushing me at this point.” It was a lovely freedom to be able to let my body release this baby at it’s own pace ~ a natural, organic pace that shouldn’t be sped up or slowed down. As my body went through those powerful, involuntary, shuddering pushes close to midnight, I told my baby, “As soon as I feel your head coming out, I’ll get off the toilet,” (yes, I labored for much of the time on the toilet as it helped me open up naturally). When I felt him coming out, I knelt down on the floor, grabbed the towel rack and called to my husband that the baby was coming. He walked in just in time to see me rip the towel rack off the wall just as the baby was crowning. A moment later, ChristoFinn slid out onto a pile of soft blankets on the floor. He gave a soft mewl to let us know he was breathing and then I picked him up, cradling him, and exclaiming “We did it! We did it! Oh my god, we did it!” My husband and I beamed at each other and then as we looked at our newborn baby boy, he smiled at us.

Magical Monday with a Migraine

Jan 19, 2015 by

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I’m writing this Magical Monday post Sunday afternoon whilst in my bed with a migraine. Migraines aren’t really magical but here’s how mine has been serving me well today:

* A migraine is my free-ride ticket ~ my whole family knows that when Mama has got a migraine (and I tend to get them once a month during my moon time) that they have to rely on themselves most of the day while I hide upstairs in a dark room.

* My hubby is always so happy every month when I get my period (’cause, ya’ll, we are SO DONE having babies) that he waits on me happily during my headache time. Today he made me his special turkey deluxe sandwiches with his awesome red pepper mayo, avocado and smoked cheddar. Tonight he’s making me homemade pizza. Who’s the lucky ailing girl?

Magical Monday!

Jan 12, 2015 by

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Things I’m LOVING this magical Monday:

* Oh Gawd, forgive me, but I’m totally horse-crazy again! I feel like my nine-year-old-self who was obsessed. I took my two littlest boys to Ray of Light farm yesterday and a beautiful grey horse took a liking to all of us. Not only did we get to pet him and gush all over him, HE pet me back with his muzzle and that just put me over the edge of horse-bliss. We’ll be going to visit our new friend often.

The horse who loved us.

The horse who loved us.

* I had two hours of guitar lessons last week and while I don’t particularly like the lessons all that much, I do really enjoying practicing what I’m learning while I’m at home all cozy and relaxed. Also, I’m thrilled that I now am getting a base so I can learn from youtube videos as well.

Magical Monday

Jan 5, 2015 by

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This Magical Monday I’m grateful for:

* Horses! Oh, how I LOVED horses when I was a child. I saw “The Black Stallion” when I was 9 years old and it changed my life. For years I was obsessed with EVERYTHING horses. I still palpably remember the physical longing I had for my own horse ~ often-times my yearning was so strong that it hurt my heart. My parents didn’t have the money for riding lessons and after a few years, I let go of my horse passion. In the past few weeks I’ve been allowing this passion back into my life and it FEELS SO GOOD! I visited a farm last week just to be around the horses, and it was heaven.  I plan on visiting more farms just to be in their presence. I’m just love, love, LOVIN’ horses right now!

Magical Monday

Dec 29, 2014 by

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The blessings I’m counting this Magical Monday:

* A LOVELY Christmas with my family. My parents and my brother’s family spent three nights with us at our house, as they do every year, and everyone pitched in with making meals, cleaning up, grocery shopping. It’s become a lovely team effort every holiday.

* My boys LOVING playing with their 12 year old cousin. They look forward to her visit as much as they do opening presents.

* My hubby and sis-in-law taught my father and me how to play poker and it was hilarious!

* My hubby got me an electric guitar for Christmas! I’ve wanted an electric guitar since I was 16 years old. I’m so excited to learn how to play it!

Gonna ROCK my new guitar!

Gonna ROCK my new guitar!

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