seasons

Introductions

Hello all you lovely, amazing readers!

If you were paying any attention at all, you might have noticed that I haven’t posted anything in about two weeks… not here, not on my Facebook page. And for good reason…

The final stretch of pregnancy is crazy. And painful and stressful and just really tiring. In a lot of ways I was very ready to be done, but in some ways I was also sad to see that season end. That’s the way life works though, right? One season ends and another one begins.

What I’m trying to say, albeit very clumsily, is that our new season – the one we’ve been anxiously waiting on, is finally here.

Our sweet daughter, Adaline Nicole, was born the morning of September 9th.

Obviously we are completely head over heels in love with her. I know I am a little over-attached and obsessed with her, even when I’m delirious from the sleep-deprivation and exhaustion. I just can’t get enough!

She was ten days early and I don’t think any of us were really expecting that, but we’ve been so blessed to have family and friends helping us make the adjustment to… well, everything. This is our first baby, we don’t exactly know what we’re doing, right? Ha!

Thankfully, there is no super dramatic birth story or craziness. I am so happy with my midwife/birth center experience – I was able to have the natural, unmedicated birth that I wanted with the people I knew and trusted around me.

So far, Adaline has been an absolute joy to have around. We’ve had a few rough nights of course but she definitely tends to be a happy, content baby – probably not that hard when you’re as adored as she is though.

My time management is a little all over the place at the moment (still adjusting!) but I will definitely be sliding right back into my writing projects as soon and as much as I can in the next few weeks. Now that my brain is slowly resurfacing, I’m missing it!

I’ll see you all early next week!


Love and kindness,

Katharine Marie

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Summer Thoughts

Good morning beautiful fellow dreamers!

Living in Northeast Texas, I’ve gotten to experience some pretty intense summers over the years. We don’t usually get the worst of it but as someone who doesn’t really coexist with the heat particularly well, its bad enough, thank you very much!

And despite being born in the middle of July, summer has never been my favorite season. I enjoy it for a while and then I’m ready for something else.

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This year, being seven and eight months pregnant during the worst of the heat, has been a little extra rough. I’ve been outside┬ávery little and when I do get out it wears me out ridiculously fast. So I’m just drinking a ton of water and staying indoors most of the time.

The best parts of summer though, are just the simple things sometimes. It’s the evenings spent sitting and talking while the sun goes down. It’s the laughter in the swimming pool and the sheer volume of lemonade that gets consumed in a single day.

Where I work I have a prime spot for people watching and the last week has been pretty crazy. People are doing their school shopping, getting ready for this next phase of the year. It’s exciting and it usually really makes me miss the feeling of the new school year.

But even though autumn is my favorite season and probably always will be, I’ve found myself holding onto summer this year. Maybe it’s because autumn is bringing some big changes to my life and I want to cling to these summer┬ámoments before they pass by. Or maybe it’s because I’ve found something about summer that is worth holding onto for once.

Whatever the case may be, and despite not really enjoying the heat, I’m enjoying summer this year. For me, since I don’t have to think about school, summer isn’t really over until Labor Day, but it’s coming quickly.

The little things are the important ones, even if it is just a simple summer day.


Love and kindness,

Katharine Marie

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