Friday, August 31, 2012

Confidence, Elation, Calm

Well, here I am. 37 weeks pregnant.
I have just decided officially today that this precious fourth child is destined to be born at home.
In water. Perhaps even outside.  

I have been trusting in the medical system - of which I have a lot of scepticism and question at all times.  We had an easy 36 weeks, but after booking into the hospital the fear flags have been raised and the system that we know in medicine has taken over.  They have no experience or qualification to have a birth in water.  
No way I can give birth in the water there. The end.

For the weeks leading up to where I am now we have been taking the approach of we'll do what we can.  Yes, birthing pool is fine, and I was confident with it. But the fear and "risk factors" have taken over.  Spiritual journey and trust are no where to be seen on that road.

But this is where the journey was meant to go.
Home.  Where we all belong.

Independent midwife booked. 
Pool picking up tomorrow.
Safe in the arms of my family.
In the care of 2 midwives.
In the support of friends.

That is now where I am.
Ripening and anticipating. Bringing this baby into the world with honour.

That makes me very happy, confident and calm.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Fantastic or Freaky!?

Hello there...  Now for you all that were hoping that I'd have some sort of baby news by now - I still have 5 weeks to go, but feeling really well, prepared and excited!  

Instead, today my kitchen is the topic...  

In the past three weeks there has been much happening there...  
Thermomix came, 
Thermomix got a red hot go, 
Thermomix hit the road.

For me and my soon to be family of six, I consistently found that I couldn't make the quantity (usually double) to satisfy my needs.  Now, don't get me wrong, that machine is brilliant, but it just wasn't brilliant for me.  

I think I'm actually the first person on earth that has bought and sold a Thermomix and not been completely in love with it.  I also didn't like the way that it changed MY way of cooking.  You see, I'm not a recipe follower.  I'm a habitual recipe adjuster!  I like control of what I make and to be able to look, see and smell the whole process.  The Thermomix just didn't tick those boxes for me.  For some reason there's just a bit more love in it if you need to chop things that take a bit longer.  There's a bit of love in it to stand over a saucepan and stir for a couple of minutes.  Also - not being a recipe follower and having a nightshade allergy, I found it hard to cook for my family using the new technology.  Just call me old fashioned, I guess!

I did come out unscathed and feel okay that I passed it on.

It's left room to buy these two kitchen appliances that I know for sure will enhance and not change the way that I cook:
One bought locally, one bought online.  Both to land in my kitchen next week. Watch out!
Now, to this photo...  

I posted it on Facebook and didn't get one excited word!  Come on!  Harden up!  
Head over to my other blog Ruby Hills Organics to see what that one is about...

Happy Days to you and yours. xx