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near:

  • it’s official: after many weeks of trying out her balance, our baby is a sitter!
  • feeling, quite honestly, very burnt out this week
  • and overwhelmed by projects that keep piling up

far:

  • trying to make the effort to remember the bright spots at the end of the day
  • feeling overcommitted, overextended, overwhelmed, over it!
  • thinking ahead to Michaelmas, and conquering my own dragons
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the five of us

near:

  • ten years ago today, my husband and I were married!
  • I feel amazed and surprised and happy, all at once
  • loving this big armful of children that he and I have made together

far:

  • feeling, acutely, the passage of time
  • knowing that babyhood is so fleeting
  • knitting, knitting, knitting — Michaelmas will be here soon!

near:

  • realizing (and loving!) that I’m one of “those” moms — the ones who knit at the pool every morning during their children’s swimming lessons
  • inspired every day by Fiona’s cheerfulness and complete joy
  • being a little too hard on myself lately

far:

  • feeling sentimental — looking back at all three of my girls at the same ages
  • amazed that she’s rolling over, suddenly!
  • wondering how long it will take for her to figure out how to roll back

near:

  • thinking that she has grown like a weed in the last few weeks — suddenly clothes that fit only a week or two ago are too short!
  • loving — I mean, really loving — having a new little person in our home
  • starting to look forward to resuming some homeschooling with my oldest this fall

far:

  • feeling like I’m constantly balancing the energies of three very different children
  • knowing that I’m blessed to have this little angel
  • enjoying the summer weather, now that the heat has peaked

near:

  • wishing my mama a happy birthday today!
  • feeling inspired and invigorated in so many ways after a great workshop this weekend
  • feeling pressures build as I have so much to get done in the coming weeks…

far:

  • trying to deal with the 108 degree F heat
  • in disbelief that it’s been four months since she was born
  • loving all the raspberries she’s blowing — plbbbbbtttth!

near:

  • loving the way Fiona reaches out to me right before nursing
  • thinking that her arms and legs feel as soft as good butter
  • making lots of “dream knitting” lists

far:

  • watching her discover her own hands and feet
  • putting on red nail polish, just because
  • wishing I could buy a silk cap, then deciding to knit one instead — and being glad about that decision, on many levels

near:

  • feeling a little foggy lately (hoping it’s just a bad cold and tiredness, and not something worse)
  • realizing, with sadness, that I can’t remember my oldest actually being a baby
  • missing my husband’s help around the house

far:

  • reveling in being a family of five
  • becoming ever more conscious of our rhythm, how needed it is, and how much it carries all of us
  • feeling like my marriage is getting short shrift, and trying to reprioritize

near:

  • so excited to see my favorite baby clothes in use again
  • thinking, as I always do when I have a little baby, a lot about my own mortality and how I want to live this one life (and trying not to dwell on morbid thoughts!)
  • struggling to find harmony between the sometimes contradictory ideas of creating a home that is developmentally appropriate for all of my children, and, at the same time, not becoming too child-centered

far:

  • thinking about what a good mama my sister will make someday
  • enjoying the reconnection to old family friends
  • one of those perfect sister moments: bee and bunny laughing so hard at one another that bunny had tears running down her face

near:

  • summer days are so hot!
  • feeling rejuvenated after our weekend camping trip
  • watching my baby learn to grasp and play with toys, just a little

far:

  • feeling overwhelmed by housework, to the exclusion of being able to do things for myself
  • knowing that having such a sad, teething baby won’t last
  • trying to give in to the constant holding and snuggles and sleeplessness instead of fighting it

near:

  • so touched by how much she adores her big brother
  • worrying a little about my milk supply, and thinking that I’ve been doing too much lately
  • headed out for our first camping trip as a family of five — planning to do nothing but lay in the tent and nurse that baby!

far:

  • excited to finally have a baby who loves ‘babies’ from the very start
  • continuing to wonder whether or not she’s teething
  • putting on the amber necklace just in case

About near:far

As many as 85% of women experience some form of blues or depression in the year following the birth of a baby.

We are two of those women.

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