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We visited my grandmother Mema today on her farm, just one town over. This is the farm where my Mom grew up and where my brothers and I had many sleepovers. Walking around today with my little boy, I reminisced about all the fun we used to have playing outside at Mema’s.
Mema’s clothesline was a volleyball net, badminton net, support for forts, and one post was second base in backyard kickball or baseball games.
The hand pumps were where we washed off the precious rocks we found, where we filled tubs used to float the boats we carved out of overgrown zucchini, and where we could wash our dirty feet or hands.
The old outhouse was the perfect hiding place for a game of Hide and Go Seek or for when Mom said it was time to go home.
The swing under the big maple tree provided the perfect rest on a hot busy day, where we sat to wave at the occasional walker, bike riders or cars that went past. Mema and Pa knew all their neighbors back then.
It’s funny to think how the best toys then were a ball, a bucket, or an overgrown zucchini. We could stay busy all day, and summer seemed to last forever. What ordinary items become toys at your house?
Today we took Joshua to the farm to visit with his grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and animals.
Enjoying the warm sun during coffee break outside
We kept our distance from the llamas, they spit!
Big blue tractor
Working on the orchard tractor with the boys
Meeting Dukie. I think he might be a little jealous…
To see who else is strolling today, visit the Quiet Country House.
Joshua is now 8 days old!
I’m working on his birth story, which will be a series of posts covering the whole 41 1/2 hours of labor. I’m thinking it will take at least 5 posts to cover the whole thing. I’m going to publish it at Our Country Baby, where I also post lots of pictures of Joshua.
We’re working on nursing, and I’m feeling pretty good about it right now. I went from crying about Joshua losing weight before my milk came in, resulting in us going to the doctor’s office four times last week for weigh-ins and him dropping down to 8lbs 10oz. (teeny tiny!!!), to crying because I’m leaking through 5 shirts a day (at least) and his weight went back up to 9lbs 4.5oz. They want him to be at least back to his birth weight of 9lbs 8 oz by his two-week appointment next Friday, and I’m sure he’ll make it.
I’m amazed by how much my belly has shrunk in the last week. Amazed.
We’re sleeping well, with Joshua waking up about 3 times each night to eat and be changed. I’m very happy about that!
Ed is a great dad. He’s totally taken over the diaper changes at night, and he loves to snuggle with Joshua. He’s very focused on taking care of our family and talks about all the fun we’re going to have together in the future.
I’ve totally dropped out of the blogosphere. If I haven’t been reading or commenting on your blog, just know that I miss reading those updates. I’m sure I’ll get back to it in time.
The weather here has been great in the last week, and we’ve been trying to get outside when we can. It’s amazing how fast the day goes by when it’s taken over by feeding and diaper changes. Where does the time go?
I hope you all are doing well! Please leave a comment and let me know what you’ve been up to!