Tuesday, June 29, 2010

first days

The last few days feel a bit like a blur. A lovely, hazy blur in baby world. We're learning every day and navigating our new life with Miriam. She's perfect and I can't take my eyes off her. We sat outside this morning around 5 am (the new norm 'round here) on a bench watching nature come to life, when I spotted a deer. A deer with it's teeny-tiny baby by its side. Skinny, wobbly legs running around, then stopping to graze. It was so cool to hold my baby, watching another baby. A beautiful way to start the day.


Well, I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am that hubs and I are home with my parents this summer. My friend said it takes an army and now I know how true that really is. We each take turns and give advice. And let's just say all modesty has gone out the window when it comes to nursing. Mom, hubs… all hands on deck! It's hard work, but I'm getting more confident. Being on the farm just adds some excitement to the mix. Three rowdy jack russells, a phone constantly ringing, horses needing attention, friends dropping by, a bird in the fireplace, a dead possum on the porch, Carlos (farm manager) falling out of a tree, hay being baled in the front field, my mother on the news, my father blaring the stock market news on tv, and some jammin' retro music playing on Sunday mornings. Just a day in the life at Pontotoc. Lovin' it. Now, back into my little cocoon.



  1. Oh wow! She is just gorgeous! I am so happy for you guys!

  2. that all sounds heavenly.... she is so precious.

  3. How nice to have your parents help! Collins and I are headed to Mississippi today for a few days to hang out with mine.

    Miriam is absolutely beautiful. I know you are enjoying every minute with her!