It’s been a quiet and slow winter here on the homestead and the blog. But I have had one project in the works that I’ve been keeping under wraps until now…
Yep, that’s right. That’s not extra Christmas cookies….We’ll be welcoming a brand new little farmhand in 2015!
Our family of four will be a family of FIVE at the end of the summer. We are so excited!
As happy as we are as a family to be growing, I’ve struggled with how to write this post.
I’m bad at being pregnant.
Well, my body is anyway. I’ve never had an “easy pregnancy”. My pregnancies have never been dangerous for me or my babies, but other than any of those types of complications I’ve have just about every crappy symptom possible – and to the extreme.
My body pretty much goes into hormonal overdrive when I’m pregnant, which results in terrible morning sickness that lasts well past the first trimester (12 weeks, ha!), and back/hip/pelvic pain that has literally brought me to my knees (and I’m no pansy, I’ve got two natural (un-medicated) births under my belt). Oh and this last time I’ve had the joyous experience of hormone headaches.
All this made the decision to add to our family just one last time mighty difficult. But deep deep down, past all my fear and dread of pregnancy, in my heart I just knew there was one more person waiting to join us earthside.
It’s amazing what the heart of a mother can know and never deny – even if it wants to! Because this is gonna be painful y’all.
And so here I am, going through my worst pregnancy yet, and most definitely my last, growing this glorious little person. Thinking of holding FarmBaby and seeing my girls grow even more as big sisters, is gonna get me through it!
And for you, my dear readers, this means you can look forward to a slew of natural pregnancy posts this summer! Don’t worry though, this homesteadin’ mama is still gonna be getting dirty in the garden and I’ve gotta feed this little one, so you can look forward to more recipes too. And hopefully I can convince The HusbandMan to build me some things that my pregnant body refuses to let me build for the time being – which means I can step back and take better pictures to share with all of you!
So, here’s to a mind-over-matter, happy homesteading, and FarmBaby growing summer!
Wish me luck!