A week ago we got back with some good news from the midwife. We made a decision after much prayer and research to go ahead and cancel the C-section that is scheduled for Monday August 1st, only 3 days away. She supports us in the decision and shared along with another doctor that I am an excellent candidate for another natural birth. We prayed about this for many months and the Lord made it all so easy. We were very relaxed this day after we came home so I thought it would be nice to take some pictures. Thank You our Father.

Matthew and Leah

The two girls… they’re always together.

Daddy with his coffee

Little Leah with her ducky and blankie

The family…. baby Miriam, you’re still missing.

Mama, 38 weeks pregnant (last week) with her darlings.

Little Chops

Hi daddy, you’re so good to us!

This Year’s Garden

Well, daddy has been at it again. Lots and lots of good food this year. We are excited as we will be venturing into herbs next year. I made an elderberry glycerite for the kids this upcoming Winter and a milk thistle tincture for my husband and myself. Much more to come but we’ll get back to that later.

Pumpkins. Daddy is actually growing a very large variety of one that gets up to 50 lbs I believe. These were just a couple weeks ago… they are much bigger now. We will be using many for our chickens for feed this year.

Peas. We are starting to shell them and make good old pea soup already. We will need to buy a pea sheller next month.

The pumpkin patch.

More peas

Lettuce and mustard greens. We are eating salad every day now. I make a beautiful dressing with olive oil, flax seed oil, raw organic apple cider vinegar, garlic and italian spices. Sometimes a little balsamic vinegar. Lots of chicken or real tuna (from the ocean here), good cheeses and olives. My husband never cared for salad, now he can’t get enough.

Onions

A little sweetie

Corn – It’s as tall as us now. We will get corn this year. We’re going to process the corn silk too as it’s excellent for the urinary tract… very cleansing.

Big Boy – He’s only 2 1/2 years old.

Hanni holding some red romaine and Elisabeth holding a tomato.

Elisabeth 5 Years Old

Wow Elisabeth, you are five years old today (July 6th). I can barely remember you as a baby but me and your daddy sure do remember you as a toddler (uhum). We’re glad you are who you are today. You are sweet and kind and such a big help. We’re so glad you won’t be going to public school because you will only improve with age instead of becoming sour. We love you so very much. Lord, give her long life – may it be full. May she come to You one day so that she can have everlasting life. We pray that none of our children perish Lord. Thank You for our children.
This post isn’t allowing me to write below the pictures. : ( Little Hannah is in the last picture enjoying her sister’s birthday and cake. Happy Birthday Elisabeth. I love you, dear child.

Thinking of my Baby (Leah)

Our baby won’t be the baby much longer. With Miriam due any day now, I am trying to hold, cuddle, kiss and spend more time with my baby. I always have such a hard time after a new baby comes because there is a sense of loss with the other baby. I can have hope that maybe it won’t happen this time, that I can spend some time with both of them. Leah is coming up on two already, it’s so hard to believe as it’s truly gone by so quick.

Some things about Leah I want to remember:
When she points to something, she says “Uh, uh”.
When showing me her play animals she makes a cute, sharp barking noise, “Rerw, rerw, rerw”.
She is quick to repent after having a fit and will come and lay her head in our laps.
She can sit quietly around me playing while I make dinner or knit while the others play outside.
She reminds me of Elisabeth here.