Monday, August 11, 2014

Our Weekend



Our weekend started Friday, as it usually does, with a visit from my parents and Reece's god parents. We enjoyed morning tea on the back deck, before they headed off for lunch. The afternoon was spent running a few errands, and once the little man was tucked in for the night I enjoyed cups of tea and a little reading while Justin worked away in his workshop.

I ran our quiet country roads early Saturday morning, and had plans for a trip to the market and some time in the garden, but upon arriving home a phone call from my client that her water had broken changed all of that. I spent the day at the hospital, and had the honour and privilege of welcoming a precious baby girl into the world. I don't do doula work very often, but when I do, it is so very special. I arrived home just in time to make dinner, and then crashed on the couch to watch a movie and knit.

Sunday was full. Time in the garden, a little jam making, a short walk in the woods, and a visit with my parents. We saw not one, but two, great blue herons as we drove on Sunday afternoon, at two different ponds. We stopped to watch the one above for quite some time. They are such amazing creatures.

Many times over the weekend you would have found one, two or all three of us on the front porch, binoculars in hand, watching a nest of robins. We have been watching this nest since mama robin built it a few weeks ago in one of our birch trees. We watched as she sat there for days on end keeping her eggs warm, we watched her fly back and forth feeding them, and now, all of sudden, they have started stretching their wings, moving around a bit more and letting out the sweetest little sounds. It has been a joy to watch them, and this week we hope to witness their first flight. Fingers crossed.

How was your weekend?

Joining Karen

20 comments:

  1. Being there to watch as a new soul was brought into the world makes for the best weekend.
    What a wonderful experience Kim.
    I was there when Emerson was born and it is something I will never forget.

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    1. It certainly does Tracey. It never gets old welcoming little ones into the world.

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  2. I've seen our heron once so far at the pond, I think he's being a bit shy! I think it would be lovely to sit and watch birds with binoculars, so restive and fun :)

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    1. It has been amazing to watch them. And today we witnessed one of them leaving the nest, so cool!

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  3. sounds like a wonderful weekend... love the fact that you are doula (you're skills are never ending!!!)... i had a midwife with my second and am so grateful for her and all her knowledge. again....you are inspiring!

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    1. It definitely was. Midwives are amazing. Thank you. xo

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  4. I can't imagine how it must feel to witness a birth. I have only been their for my daughter's and always wondered what it would be like. What wonderful work you do as a doula.

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    1. It is hard to put into words. Thank you.

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! What a little miracle you got to witness with the birth of a little baby and the birth of little baby birds. Incredible!

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    1. It has been a pretty incredible weekend for sure.

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  6. Seems like a pretty good weekend!

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  7. What a wonderful week-end... How blessed would any baby be to have you there to welcome them into the world. I'm glad you got to live your passions this week-end, seems like you got to almost touch all of them.

    Wishing you an amazing week. xo

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    1. Thank you Yanic. I did get most of them in, didn't I? I hadn't noticed :) It was so very wonderful. xo

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  8. Love Herons- they are so special- sounds like a relaxing weekend Kim, enjoy your week :)

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  9. Sounds like a weekend full of wonderful experiences and memories. Fingers crossed here too that you get to see that first flight, it feels like that would be a mini miracle to witness, almost on a par with bringing new life into the world.

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    1. We got to see it! Totally amazing, photo on the blog today. We watched as the first robin left the nest and the other two sat back in the nest watching. She hung around in the tree for quite some time and then took flight. The three of us felt so very blessed to witness it.

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  10. What a special weekend. I bet you feel a bond with each of the mums and babies after the birth too. xo

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    1. I do, and think of them each year on their birth days. It is pretty darn special.

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