Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

Yay for warm sunny days! The flowers are starting to bloom, and the yard is starting to green up. We got our seedlings started last weekend, and the lettuce and potatoes in the ground yesterday. The seedlings are doing really well so far.

Beans, okra, and broccoli have all come up so far.

Back at Valentines, dh got me 4 new Rhode Island Red baby hens, they moved outside into the big coop over the weekend too. I'll have to post pictures sometime soon, they are totally cute and fun. They were great entertainment when we had them inside, but everyone except ds was glad for them to move outside. They made a mess knocking straw and food out of their enclosure, and it meant lots of extra sweeping for this mama.

Not much new going on in the kitchen lately. We have been making our own hummus for a while now, it's pretty tasty and sometimes ds like to have it with me for lunch.

Monday, March 8, 2010


I'm having the IUD taken out this afternoon, we're going to start trying for another baby! Kinda nervous... worried about where Robbie will sleep, since there is not room for a new baby and him in our bed. I love having him in bed with us, I don't want him to feel like we're kicking him out. So we have to figure out a new sleeping arrangement. Worried about Robbie still not sleeping through the night. Worried because we'll have to sell our house and move next year, and we dont know where we're going yet. I'm afraid we're taking on too much. Worried because I want Robbie to nurse as long as he needs too. I feel like he is too young to wean, but he may do it as a result of the pregnancy. Milk supply drops, and colostrum comes in, it causes some babies to wean. I know many toddlers keep nursing regardless, I just hope he is one of them. I don't feel like we're ready for it to be over. But I get so excited when I think about having another baby. I know Robbie would love to have a sibling, he loves to play with other kids. Dh has agreed to talk to a midwife about having a home birth, he's really on board with it. I would do just about anything to avoid the whole hospital experience again. So that is exciting to think about too. And a little scary. There is a midwife here that I would like to work with, and we have friend and family relatively close by, so we'd really like to have a baby before we leave here. That's been a big factor in our decision too.