I’m very proud to be part of something very new for our area. A friend, Emily, beautiful soul Midwife-in-training, gathered a group of more natural minded moms the other afternoon. It was random spontaneous and beautiful. Hearing Janine’s first home birth story brings goosebumps to my body still at this instant. What a strong beautiful woman! Jessica was also a refreshing mom to meet; it was nice not to be the strongest most passionate personality in the bunch. Recollecting about this encounter makes me wander what everyone’s zodiac signs are… But I diverge.
The whole point of meeting up and what we talked most about was creating a public meeting group that focuses on childbirth in general. We are all sort of onboard to being the start to such a group. I am with Emily in believing any little bit of education for mom’s in this area is beyond helpful.
If you happen to live in good ol Huntingdon County, PA. Here is the link for the group. Hopefully we get an agenda and schedule together at our next meeting.
Nothing to buy here, move along.
You know we are the only mammals with a plan
Still our most exhilarating journeys start unexpected
Just one tiny egg and some good swimmers
And we wake up at a major intersection
At first is as if nothing really has changed
You mind is still staring in awe
This all can’t be real
Like the wonder of a spinning top that won’t stop
How is this all going to fall in place
We need names
We need things
And we most certainly need more space
For months you grow, expand and change
A new body each day
A new rollercoaster in very way
Impatiently waiting to reach the safe range
All of sudden it’s the main event
On August 28, 2013, I met Benton Rusty Steele
And understood what my mother meant
I got some things done today but this was totally me last night as we were driving home without the car seat. Baby Benton stayed with Mema Hess and the rest of the crazy Hess household. Aunt Amy spoils and loves on him non stop and I am so thankful. My dad, Pappy Hess is just as terrific with him as I hoped. We are so blessed to have so many people that love him so much!
Looking into my son’s eyes is like looking at a tiny mirror reflecting this beautiful new part of my soul so perfectly clear for all the world to see.
This is the precise reason, we will avoid public/ charter schools at all costs for Baby Benton. I don’t agree with how and what they are teaching everyday.
Our little monster didn’t get any teeth until NOW. In the past 10 days, 7 teeth have broken through. Benton Rusty Steele is now our Snaggletooth Man. <3
Some July 4th matching family outfits! <3
Our 3 Year Anniversary!
Momma’s Boy with his coffee can drum that he loves.
Father’s Day floating on Raystown Lake. So lucky to have this man as the father of my child. <3
I’m at this weird intersection in my life. I have this opportunity to apply for sort of a dream director job at my alum. Its a pretty amazing opportunity but I just can’t seem to justify the timing… I am so looking forward to the next three months of watching Baby Benton in the garden and taking his first steps. I know this position will require me to be away from him 35+ hours a week. I feel selfish for wanting to apply for the position knowing I’m going to miss mommy and me time with him. We have a good thing going. We are financially comfortable. We don’t want for anything. However, the second income would completely change the dynamics of what we could have going on here at the farm. We have so many dreams and projects that require capital to make happen. I pride myself of sourcing things as locally and effectively as possible but its a big waiting game this way. The salary would mean another salary for a nanny plus extra every month to put towards the greenhouse or rain collection or wind turbine or outdoor shower………
Crossing my fingers that some sign shows up in the world to sway me one way or the other. The tension of this question in my mind in distracting.
It may seem a little selfish but I wanted to go on a rejuvenating adventure nap just Adam and I for my first Mother’s Day. I am so blessed to be Benton’s mother! But this momma need some relaxing nature therapy. We went to Hunter’s Rocks out near Martin’s Gap nature area PA. It was perfectly warm and sunny. I did some yoga and soaked up those ancient stone’s wisdom and calm returning to my baby boy stuffed with Doan’s Bones BBQ ready to cuddle the evening away. What a perfect day!