The second half of my pregnancies, life seems to go in slow motion. I'm antsy to meet the baby, I get reclusive, and then whatever form nesting takes during the pregnancy takes over.
This time? My nesting was my kitchen.
Seriously - I reorganized my pantry, stocked up on bulk goods, made everything from scratch….reread that - made EVERYTHING from scratch. I've developed some favorite recipes, but my favorite thing to come out of that was sourdough bread. I'll revisit that another day.
After all that kitchening, I twiddled my thumbs and tried not to go crazy waiting on the baby. That took awhile - this one was 8 DAYS LATE!
Meet our new little one - A GIRL!!!! Little Miss E.
We didn't find out gender ahead of time, and I tell you, we were COMPLETELY ASTOUNDED to have a girl. If you want a birth story, let me know - here's the long and short of it.
My water actually broke this time - first time with any of the kids. We stayed at home for a few hours, and headed to the hospital around 1 AM. I needed IV antibiotics, so they barely got 2 doses in before E was born just after 6AM. Of the three, her labor was the shortest by a longshot, at 9 hours. Unfortunately, it was still back labor. But, for the first time, I FINALLY got my natural labor. I think that's why it went faster this time...
So in short, please forgive my need for being a hermit, closing out the world and living within my tiny little bubble. But the outcome has been fabulous - and once I get back on my feet, I'll be creating again. In the meantime, enjoy some beautiful photos taken by Amy Gritton Photography. FYI - if you live in the Austin area, I really recommend her!
Right now it's a blur of, "I'm supposed to be doing something, but my brain hurts and I forgot" and ,"Momma!" and crying. But I'm already getting antsy, needing to keep my hands busy in a creative way. Needing to create an identity again that isn't "mom" related.
Thanks for sticking around - see you soon!