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I have been silent of late, I know. I think about posting, I do.  It's just that it seems to require more effort that I feel like giving at the moment. All my attention is turned to nesting. I've made blankets and a mobile and burp cloths and nursing pads and bibs and hats and a sweater, not to mention leggings and a pair of split crotch pants.* I'm now waiting for an order of flannel to arrive from the States to make more goodies. Julien has made milk paint and painted a dresser for Little Bean; he'll turn his attention to shelves next.   Things are coming together.

On the health side, I've been feeling fine. Only had a little edema, but that has been better after seeing an osteopath to prepare my body for the birth. The osteopath said I was full of tension, concentrated in my stomach, liver, and pelvis, and asked if I was nervous about the birth.  Most days I'm not.   But when I think about how I'm not going to be able to have as natural a birth as I would like, it does get my stress levels up.  The best I can do is talk to the midwives, let them know my wishes, and then pray that the birth will be complication free so that they don't have to intervene overly much.

In other news, autumn!  Oh, sweet autumn, how I have missed you and winter.  Thank you for the lovely fall colors.  I'm looking forward to the chill days, the smell of woodsmoke on crisp autumn air, the early fall of darkness, snow... It has been long (I'm not really counting the snow we had in the States during our world trip last year because it was so ephemeral and since we were traveling, it wasn't quite the same as experiencing it in our own environs), and I'm looking forward to discovering the changing seasons again, this time as a mother. 


* J and I are giving the diaper-free baby concept a go. :)


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Oct. 11th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
Keep it up and you can open a baby item shop: LB Inc. ;)
Oct. 11th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you and Julien both seem to think that is a good idea. :P
Oct. 11th, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
Julien and I are clearly sheer genius. ;)
Oct. 11th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
That's cool that you're doing the no-diaper thing--way to go! I hope it works out.
Oct. 15th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
I really hope it works, too! It's certain to be a challenge, but a good one, I think. :)
Oct. 11th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking, "Oh, haven't heard from Miq in a while, wonder if she's popped yet?" >:-) I'm glad all is well. Don't worry about us; you've got more important things to be focusing on, just now.
Oct. 15th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
All my projects are coming together. I may be ready to pop soon. :D
Oct. 11th, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
You're doing a super nesting job, and I admire that you're trying the diaper free way. Good luck, hugs, smooches...
Oct. 15th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
Crib sheet on the list tonight. Maybe I'll get a start on the quilt, too...

I'll not do a day by day accounting of the joys of life without diapers, but I'll keep y'all updated a little bit. :)
Oct. 12th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
Glad you are feeling fine. :)

Happy nesting!
Oct. 15th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you muchly. I really like nesting. :D I hope the desire to create sticks with me.
Oct. 12th, 2010 08:59 am (UTC)
Wow, good luck with EC and let us know how it goes. Of all the crazy hippie things I'm into, I could never even dream of trying it. Now that I have two it's even less possible...

Wishing you an easy, natural, empowering birth :)

Oct. 15th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
*lol* With two babies, the difficulty factor would definitely be a deterrent, I think...
Oct. 12th, 2010 09:37 am (UTC)
Glad to hear from you *hugs* and good thoughts going your way ALL the time from this side of the world :)
Oct. 15th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks. We need all the good vibes we can get. The osteopath still thinks I have a lot of stress. :P
Oct. 14th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
Glad you are doing well. Hey, I didn't use diapers to potty train my dogs. How much different can babies be? :P

Stay well, and nest on. :)
Oct. 15th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
Surely babies aren't *that* different. What goes in must come out, right? Same principle. ;)
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