Thursday, November 4

Again at the cabin....

As I sat nursing Adalia in the rocker by the wood stove, I realized it was just two weeks prior that I had been tidying here and hiking out in the fallish woods to encourage Addie to come. And how, just few hours after settling in back home, she came, warm and rosy.
Just this week am I starting to feel back to normal, back to a vaguely familiar routine, a visit to the library, enjoying meals from the freezer, the pile of dishes by the front door reminding me that... I need to write thank you notes to the so many friends who have blessed us in one way or another during Adalia's first two weeks, from those who cooked us amazing meals to the girlfriends who came and sat on my bed with me or gathered up my boys or girls for a few hours while I slept, fought an infection and seemingly nursed through every hour of that first week.

Addie is a divine sleeper. I doubt very much I would be feeling so sane if she were not. One snack in the middle of the night is all she requires before the milk comatose takes over and she's out again.


Last night Sean and I snuck out with just Addie for a date - dinner, coffee and a parent pow-wow setting down in writing some of our family's ways for us to go over with our kids. Now the ways our family operates and the rules that make sure we are being loving, are set down in thoughtful and kind language and this mama that's been lax and gritting my teeth over the resulting, not surprising behaviour, can be more diligent in parenting the way I need to.

Thank you all for your kind offers and directions for obtaining kefir in my recent post asking for information. I have a large mason jar set out tonight with my first batch and am (crossing my fingers) hopeful for some kefir smoothies in the morning.
Hannah


7 comments:

Becky said...

Hannah, I think you handle motherhood with such ease. When I read your posts I am sometimes challenged to embrace with greater peace & joy my call as a momma & a homeschool momma as well.
You are so wise to have prepared meals before the baby's arrival. I remember after having had my children and after the meals from our great church family stopped coming, my husband's specialty was fast food :)That gets old rather quickly. A homecooked meal, even if it came out of the freezer is much more hearty & healthy.

Catherine Anne said...

I LOVE the cabin! This is the home I dream of~

Treasures from a Shoebox said...

These pictures taken at this lovely cabin made me feel like breathing a contented sigh. Glad all is going well with the new baby :)

Marmee's Pantry said...

What an idealic time. Savor & enjoy.

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

Kelley Folsom said...

Congratulations on your new "little one". :)

Karen said...

I do hope you enjoy your kefir! It is just another one of God's blessings for us. You take such wonderful pictures! So glad you are doing well.

Hannah said...

Becky, I learned to make meals, just through time and experience, as you have. :)
Catherine Anne, I often think of living at our cabin but there are a lot of "buts" attatched to living there: but we'd need to dig a well, but we'd need to put on an addition, but we'd have six months of snow...and so on.