Monday, May 6, 2013

I am a mother and orchard planting

I am a mother.  I have a daughter here in my womb, 12 snowbabies, and several children waiting for me in heaven.  I feel daughter moving, talk and sing to her- she knows my voice.  She knows me.  I am a mother.

Do not tell me I'm not a "real mother yet" when I tell you that I'm going to celebrate mothers day.

Now that that's off my chest, onto the fun stuff!  We forgot to take pics yesterday (we'll take them tonight) so, sorry about that.  I've had a request to start doing weekly pics.  Since now I'm 3rd trimester (27 weeks!   Woohoo!) I think that makes sense :)

My wrists are so swollen that my once spacious watch band was pinching.  Mat put two extra links in it last night.  Thanks, sweetie!  Between the watch,  the "not a real mother" comment, and the stress of the rushing weekend, I had a break down... Mat held me and calmed me down.  He's so good at that!  I love him so much :)

We got our order of trees from the nursery on Thursday.  Friday night we started planting.  We started with the fruit trees, because they're the most fragile.  We ordered bare root stock trees and most of our fruit trees are semi-dwarf.  According to the woodstock nursery website, they should start producing in 3-5 years!

Mat planting one of our pear trees

muffin break!

Mat planting by lamplight
Mat was out planting until about 10:30 so we had to break out a lantern.  He's amazing!  It was fun, but we were both pretty exhausted the next day.  And then we had a long busy weekend to boot....

Two of the apple trees that we ordered are apples we've never tried before.  When we were ordering last fall, we noticed they had Freedom and Liberty apple trees.  Those are the names of the twins we lost!  So we made sure to order one of each.  We hope to get the rest of the trees in the ground soon, but we planted all of the budding trees, so we think we should be good.


  1. Yes! You are a mother! If Christians (or anyone who is prolife) are vocal about an unborn child being a person already (which is true of course) then that makes you a mother. If an unborn child isn't a "baby to be" then you are definitely not a "mother to be!" Im very passionate about this!!! :)

    1. Me too! It just really hurt when she said that. I didn't back down and after a minute she dropped it... but seriously, even if you think that, why would you say it?

      Happy mothers day to you, Jennifer :)

  2. Happy Mother's Day! You are absolutely already a mother. I'm glad you stopped by my blog and I am very happy to "meet" you. Congratulations on your little girl. I am looking forward to following your journey - you will be holding her in your arms so soon!

  3. ....and I added you to my bloglist for embryo adoption blogs.