Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I was rocking Mary back to sleep and looking at the laundry basket full of clean laundry waiting to be folded, when I thought of this... Doing the laundry is like a constant accomplishment. There always seems to be this wonderful feeling when the laundry is done. And yes, it does get done. I've been doing it more often, so I don't get overwhelmed, and I have to tell you that it feels great every time I put those two white baskets back in the laundry room empty. So, I guess I'm in a glass-half-full kind of mood these days.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Forgive the lateness of this post, but our baby girl was born Monday, October 6th at 7:01 am. She was 8 lb. 2.5 oz. and 20 3/4" long. Her name is Mary Avis, (not pronounced like the car company, but with an a like in cat.) She's named after 2 of her great grandmothers on Peter's side. After 5 1/2 hours of labor, she was born in the birth tub in our living room. Charlie was there and promptly jumped in the tub in his pajamas, ready to meet his new sister. Our friend Crystal took care of Charlie and us for the day and was even asked if she was a post-pardum doula. (New career perhaps?) As with our first homebirth, our amazing midwives made all the difference in our wonderful and successful experience. Maryl Smith of and Madrona Bordoux are truly my birthing angels. I couldn't have done it without them. And I certainly couldn't have done it without my husband, who supported me (literally) through the whole process. Mary was born into his waiting hands and was instantly in love with her daddy. Enjoy the pics. Thanks for the love...