Root to Bloom Mama! New Blog + New Baby
It’s been quite a while. I’ve been busy navigating the hood of parenting, working, and pretending to balance it all. I’ve been pursuing passions, learning stuff, doing some art, teaching yoga and all the things!
One big ol’change-o, you may or may not have noticed, is I’ve decided to niche into the postpartum mama spectrum. I’ve changed the title of my site and internet presence from “wellness” to “mama".” I just feel more aligned to talk and help mamas (new & seasoned) rather than tailor to the entire “wellness” world. At least for now!
Speaking of mama-ing, I’m expecting a 4th baby! It’s crazy, but it feels right. We had our anatomy ultrasound done last Monday and also found out that it’s a GIRL, which feels unbelievable as well as exciting. Got any girl hand-me-downs? Because we’re going to need’em!
Unfortunately, proceeding the ultrasound, I received a phone call the next day from the Doctor informing me of some ‘soft markers’ that are cause for alarm. I have to see a specialist in Roanoke (in freaking three-weeks) to see if we are okay or if it’s going to be a battle. All I know at this point is she’s moving around a lot and the hospital here has done nothing short of freaking me out with the other two pregnancies that have taken place in or through their establishment, so hopefully this turns out to be an over examination by advanced medical tools - and a squirmy baby that blurred up the photos some. I will elaborate more in three weeks, and possibly get a little hateful when it comes to our medical system and the stress that they easily cause while seemingly to belittle a mother’s instinct to worry. There has to be a better way. Or maybe it’s all me. I am a worrier trying to be a warrior out here!
Other cool stuff: I signed up for an art class with the awesome Flora Bowley and I am so reluctant to start. I FEEL SO MUCH creative energy right now and for some reason, I tuck it down. I feel stuck and I feel like if I start, I will quickly have to move to help a child or stop to do something else, that I don’t start at all. Same with blogging (which I have finally started and it’s taken me half the day), writing, any art, anything creative. Kind of a bummer. I want to start releasing my creativity again because I need to, but it’s been tough.
I have been teaching for the past (almost) year at a place called Studio G in a nearby town. They, just last Tuesday, shut their doors after three years I believe, as it could not sustain business in the small town. It was sad. But hopefully it’s one of those “one door closes, another door opens” kind of things. Many of the all-women staff there are going to teach at another location, which is a bit too far of a drive for me. I wish them all luck!
As for me, the other things I’ve been up to are helping schedule volunteers for this awesome festival called “Floyd Yoga Jam.” I am so super happy and grateful to be a part of this! I’m still studying ayurveda and am studying a postpartum course through Julia Jones of Newborn Mothers.
I navigated my blog/website from wordpress to squarespace and I’m still working out some kinks that I don’t quite understand! So thanks for hanging with me. I really like how this site is starting to look but I miss some of the ways wordpress worked and that it has a community. Torn as to which platform I’ll use. Eek!
Until next time!