Getting out of the house with two kids can be quite the production. We have to get two kids in the car, make sure the diaper bag is fully stocked (95% of the time it isn’t) and then, when we finally make it to our destination (usually at least 10 minutes later than planned), we … [Read more…]
Hi Friends! We’ll be back to regular blogging this coming week. Thanks for your patience as we work on unpacking and settling into our new home. Here are some snapshots from the past week or so.
Having come ten days early, we were caught by surprise by Edith’s birth. After a nice afternoon walk around the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington, VT, Edith started the final part of her journey to join us. Not so much with Alder. They say that if your first child came early then your second probably … [Read more…]
I can’t believe a week has already passed since Alder was born. We have had a crazy busy week and have really had our ups and downs. Luckily we have had a lot more ups than downs but let me tell you the start of our week as a family of four was a real struggle. … [Read more…]
If you missed Part 1 read here first. Contractions started to intensify and I labored on the exercise ball, walked around a bit, and did some side lunges/rocking while Neil worked with the midwives to get the birthing pool set up. Around 10am one the midwives checked me and found I was at 7cm and … [Read more…]
and just like that we had a baby. This birth experience was a completely different experience than I had with Edith and it was much faster (for the most part). Let’s get down to the chain of events … Wednesday July 30th – Alder’s due date. Now unlike Edith who had two due date options Alder’s … [Read more…]