Thursday, October 16, 2014

New phone test post

I just got a phone and am seeing how hard it is to blog with it.  We are moved...to my sisters for a couple of weeks while hubby is trying to finish up a few things for us to be able to live at the "cabin".  It has been an extremely stressful week, mainly due to having to move in the rain.  Really just moving at all is stressful, along with a two week old and trying to still work out at the new place.  We are settled now at sisters.  It took a bit, but things are feeling better now.  I'm an extreme home body, so being out of my environment is very hard for me, but I'm trying.

Now for blogging, I am trying to get away with not having the internet at the new place (for many personal reasons) hence trying this on the new phone.  We'll see.

Blessings,
JM

Friday, October 3, 2014

cabin update





The cabin is coming along nicely.  This is IT...our 16x20 living space with out the loft.  We will be putting a second story on it...so doubling the space will be a big help.  We are excited to be moving right along.  We are thankful to the crazy guy in the back round of the second picture in yellow for helping this project go much faster.  We got to take lunch over yesterday and sit in the warm fresh air for a couple of hours.  Baby S likes the outdoors, breathing in the fresh air.

Blessings,
JM

today


Today has been a nice quiet day.  Hubby has been gone all day, well in and out a bit.  He has been gathering more supplies to keep building, taking advantage of the off and on rainy weather.  He decided to take all the children except farm girl and of course baby S, giving me a peaceful day to ourselves.  So we have rested and with leaving me a helper I even have had time to blog. ;)

Baby S is four days old now and he is such a good baby.  He is nursing great and is so peaceful.  He responds and loves to be touched, mainly his feet being rubbed gently.

Blessings,
JM

around the farm





the trees are changing
chicks are growing
still getting green tomatoes
raised bed still looking good
favorite tree loosing it's leaves

Blessings,
JM

Baby S is here!



Baby S arrived Monday in the afternoon...eight pounds two ounces.  It was a very quick and blessed experience.  We had thought a lot about doing a home birth and decided it would be what was best for me and our family.  I did decided in the last few weeks of pregnancy to go ahead and see a midwife at a doctor's office, just to be familiar with her and her me just incase I ended up either changing my mind or needing medical assistance.  I was very comfortable with this, just to monitor me and baby in the last few weeks.  This was the longest I have ever carried a baby, usually they come a week early...he decided to come just two days early.  But all was perfect, aside for my inpatients. ;)  He was born at home in the water as planned.  It was wonderful to be able to relax in between contractions and focus on breathing.  He came pretty quickly, when my body was ready to push.  It was a extremely different birthing experience then I had ever had.  Going with the flow of my body was amazing.  I did get a little freaked out when he came out in the water, I guess because it was just new to me and different, but all was kept well with hubby and a great friend that was there to assist.  With out them I could not have done it.  They brought great peace and the reassurance that I needed. 

We are recovering and doing well.  We are so blessed to have another little one to hold and cuddle.  We just can't love him enough!

Blessings,
JM

Pumpkins...






 
 



We started our pumpkin adventure with some little's colored with marker and a bit of carving, it turned into "we need bigger ones with real faces".  We don't usually carve pumpkins, mainly due to them being just perfect the way they are and when you carve them they ruin quite faster then not.  But this year I said we will get each of you a pumpkin and you can do with it whatever you like.  They all decided that they needed real faces, and cutie baby just wanted to be like everyone else. ;)  Daddy helped the three youngest, while the next older boys did their own. 

Happy October!!!

Blessings,
JM

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