On Motherhood and Redundancy

Sometimes motherhood can be painstakingly the same.  Everything can feel like pulling teeth, like life is going in both slow motion and like it’s being catapulted at full force and speed, like it could never stop.  AND of course it doesn’t.  So you get stuck in the day to day chores, and the day to day monotony of diapers, dishes and child rearing, life is the same.  

  Yet, in between those moments are moments of joy and bliss and moments that are different and will never be the same, moments that you try to capture again, but can’t because it’s like trying to grab water, the moment slips away. 

   moments like those bring us happiness and can be savored and remembered and served as reminders of what the future will hold. So in-between the redundancy of motherhood lies little gifts of renewal and joy and  other moments of love (the kind that come at you in the most unexpected ways) and those beautiful times are what keeps us mothers going.  Because without those precious occasions motherhood would be redundant.


Home birthing

For our third welcomed addition we received beautiful and soul-filled pregnancy care by my talented and wonderful midwife Erika Urban of urban birth. And if your in Minnesota I highly recommend her. Anyhow, Choosing to birth at home was a natural decision for our family and it’s one of the best ones we’ve ever made.  To be able to relax into birth gently, and calmly, and to be able to be fully engaged in the ecstasy of the birth process was an amazing thing likely not reproducible in a hospital environment.  We had our other children present and them being able to freely walk around and check on mom whilst playing with their cars and trucks was a great and wonderful blessing for them.  Surely we wanted them present if they so choose (and they did choose!) to see the birth of their new baby brother,  A home birth allowed this to occur organically.

Home birthing was an incredible experience, one that is truly worthy of another baby to add! 



 As a side not: I love hearing about home birthing.  If you have had an amazing home birth as well please share them with me!!