Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
Phone rang. Hubby looked at it. It was the local paper. Ummmm? Ok. He answered it and talked for a few seconds, then says "Yes, she's here." and hand the phone to me. Cue question marks from both of us.
It was the local paper wanting me to write up a piece for their Christmas edition about home birth. She's emailing me some questions. Things like how many home births vs hospital. Home many kids. What I would suggest to women who are looking to birth at home.
I know I sounded super paranoid. I am when it comes to stuff like this in public. There have been a few recent bad home birth articles lately in the national news. Still, I get to write it up and decide what direction it goes, for the most part. It can be a happy and good home birth piece.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The doctor was good and the nurse during labor was great. I tried to go without an epidural, but being stuck in bed made it hard. I had some pain medication put into an IV, but it didn't help much. Brent said it was ok and that I didn't need to go through all the pain. The nurse told me it would help me to relax and might speed things up. I decided to ask for the epidural. Shortly after that, I was ready to push.
We still hadn't decided on a name for our little girl. We had been going between Sophia and Hannah. As I was getting ready to push, Brent said that it was up to me what we would name her. I took a quick moment to think, then decided I liked Hannah best.
Hannah Marie Hartman was born at 5:01pm, on December 10, 2001. She was 7lb 9oz and 19 inches long. Our smallest baby.
She was a sweet little bug. I kept her in my room almost all the time. I would occasionally fall asleep with her in my bed, but I never slept much while there because I was afraid of the nurses getting upset seeing me asleep with her. She was our thumb sucker from day 1. Always had her thumb to comfort her. Such a smart little girl, who is now a smart young woman. How the time flies by.
Happy Birthday to my little Hannah.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
I had a gallon of peels and cores. Put them in a clean jar. I had kimchi in my gallon jar, so I had to use 2 half gallon jars.
We will see how it goes. I'll blog it as it goes.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Anyway, have you ever seen your placenta? I think it's the most awesome thing! It's beautiful. It sustains life. It is fascinating.
This is the third of my own placentas that I've encapsulated. It can help with baby blues/ppd, increase milk, replenish lost vitamins and minerals, increase energy, decrease postpartum bleeding, and more. These are my happy pills. They boost my mood when feeling depressed. They also help my milk supply.
Some will say ick (which I understand), but I would rather take a pill from my and my baby's own placenta than a pharmaceutical drug made from... I'm not sure what, but it's loaded with side effects. :(
I finally got it thawed out and 'processed' it today. Basically, I say a prayer of thanks and health over it, cut off the cord, slice the placenta thin, and put it on the dehydrator to dry completely. Then it's ground into a fine powder form and put in capsules.