Baby Bear Diaries – Week 10

10 weeks.

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A squishy belly that has grown 3 wonderful children.  A messy bun that seems to be my only hair style I have right now.  A baby attached to my boob majority of the day.  In other words this is what 10 weeks of tired, messy, post postpartum bliss looks like.

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In the early mornings we lay in bed together and you nurse.  I will hear little foot steps upstairs which means your brother and sister are up and will soon be down wanting breakfast.  I unlatch you and slip a paci in your mouth once I know you are in a deep slumber and there you lay taking your morning nap.  If I could bottle up any part of your baby hood, it would be these early morning moments.

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If there is ever a tomorrow when were not together, there is something you must always remember.  You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.  But the most important thing is even if we are apart, Ill always be with you. -Winnie the Pooh

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“A baby nursing at a mother’s breast… is an undeniable affirmation of our rootedness in nature.” David Suzuki

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10 tiny, perfect, baby bear claws

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We always said we were done having children and then 2 years ago now I got the strong urge that I was not done.  I felt like part of my soul was missing and the only way to fill it was with just one more baby.  I felt a connection with you that long ago.  I remember sitting in the kitchen with tears rolling down my cheeks aching for you.  A baby to call Bear.  I knew you even before you physically existed.  I knew you were suppose to be with me.  It took another year before we knew you would be coming and some days I thought that maybe you never would, but that morning I did find out that you finally were here was one of the happiest moments of my life.  And now you lay here in my bed this afternoon.  All I can think of is just how amazing life is.  And how thankful I am that you finally found your way to me.

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Baby Bear Diaries – Week 9

9 weeks.

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Homegrown baby.

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You are learning to find your voice, smile, and follow us around with your eyes.  When you hear our voices you smile so big!  You are kicking your legs and waving your arms around all of the time.  I love watching you grow and become more aware of your self each day.

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The early morning eye rub.

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Your favorite place to hang out.  Besides my arms.

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On a Saturday morning.

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I work, you sleep.

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Baby Bear Diaries – Week 8

Week 8.  You started cooing and laughing this week.  My heart melts every time I hear you.

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Your protector.

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We carved pumpkins.  You snoozed in the swing.

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Still my favorite spot.  Still my favorite baby.

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Because I could watch you for a single minute and find a thousand things that I love about you. {cm}

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Your first Halloween.  I got up early and got right to work on your bat costume.  As the evening came around, I bundled you up and loaded up your brother and sister into the car.  They went door to door to collect candy and you stayed in my arms and nursed the whole evening.  You were pretty happy about that.

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Life on a farm means sometimes you have to sit outside in your bouncer while we butcher chickens.  While it isnt the most beautiful thing to photograph, I like to think the life we are giving you by raising and growing all of your own food is one of the most beautiful ways to live.

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Baby Bear Diaries- Week 7

7 weeks.

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1st bath in the tub. and who needs baby bath tubs when you have a big sister?

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Sun is shining, the weather is sweet
Make you want to move your dancing feet..”

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What laundry looks like these days.  You make even the most mundane chores much more enjoyable.

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In your sister’s arms.

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Afternoon slumber.

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I never lived til I lived in your light
And my heart never beat like it does at the sight
Of you baby blue, God blessed your life.
I do not live ‘less I live in your life.” – Avett Brothers

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Baby Bear Diaries


Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in our hearts.

Your 6 week old fingers.

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Farming with a baby sometimes looks like this.  Dont worry sweet boy. You wont be left outside the fence for long.

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You adore each other.

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Farm babies.

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Our Autumn elf.


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The center of our whole world right now begins and ends with you (even though your brother wont always admit it).

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