I can’t believe it’s January 2012!
I’ll be posting more recent updates soon, and my resolution is to post regularly.
I also am embarrassed at how much updating I have to get caught up on…I seem to always forget that Thanksgiving time launches us all into a blustery season of activity. Last I mentioned here I was heading out to Cincinnati to be with my friends one week after the new addition to their already amazingly active family tree. My good friend Rachel was able to rest while I tended the big sisters, and Britt (Rachel’s husband) had to be back to work. It was an amazing whirlwind, lots of cooking and crafts, never got to any seed planting…but I did get my shining moment in the 30-minute dress up production of the princess and the pea. It was an honor playing the nameless princess with best supporting actresses Avi and Ryan who played the roles of the “Livinia “(a long lost peasant princess), and “Chick ” (my mother the queen). Azia the littlest big sister enjoyed picking my costumes (the only bits that fit me were loose pieces of tule and crowns), and then snatching them back to wear herself.
It was my duty to keep these busy ladies occupied, and Rachel got a chuckle herself when she saw me running around distracting them and trying to multi-task meal making. “It made me think that if you’re that busy with them all the time, I must look like that too!” I think therein we found her reasoning for being okay with a postpartum doula, and not having so much guilt or pressure on herself to bounce back from her healing time. Being mom is non-stop business.
Their little guy Israel was beautiful and healthy, and in perpetual need of Rachel. My role was only a temporary lightening. Here are some fun shots of our time together. I took all the photos and Rachel granted me permission!