Happy Fun-Fri-Yay my Friday Funday Friends,
This week has been a bust with Covid now having run officially through my entire family and even JuJuB got it. The studies show that if you’ve had it you’re immune for 3-4 months but still my husband is now quarantined with “Mrs. Murphy”. If you missed that post and care to revisit it here’s the link.
Even though “they” say you have immunity, I wanted to be 100 % sure since I work in close proximity of people. It was amazing to me but only one of my clients would see me because they were worried about me being a carrier, even though I would be wearing a mask. You can never be too sure even though some will argue it’s now the same as the common cold. I get to return the favor and take care of my husband and have been cooking like a fiend which means there’s tons of clean up and leaves little time for anything else. I like my plan when I was sick of having meals delivered.
The good news is I’ve had a lot more time with babies. Whoo hoo!
We’ve been walking mostly everyday but everyone’s schedule is wonky so we catch as catch can.
Grammy’s great idea:
“Let’s walk in the shade”
When you plan at 9 and leave at 2,
weather patterns change
as do babies moods.
the other one’s feeding
Hot Indian summer,
no shade to be found.
Grandmothers don’t always know best
but know the best ice cream parlor in town.
My daughter says
I’d hanging with my mom everyday at 34 years old.
The other one chimes in and says, try 39.
I say “you should be so lucky”,
in dog days, I’d be dead.
as I drive them home
for tummy time and naps.
These days you are supposed to do “Tummy Time” 3-10 minutes depending on their age. Make sure you listen to your baby no matter what your pediatrician says IMHO. Unless of course you don’t mind screaming babies which make everyone tense. It’s tough to navigate parenting with so many opinions and fear that can truly wreck havoc on a mothers psyche.
We’re just getting ready to plant a lemon tree in honor of Sienna’s birth over the placenta. I’m hopeful this one will grow. We have 3 1/2 acres of property and I’ve never been able to grow trees. This is our 5th lemon tree we’ve planted. I’m sure my husband has been overwatering them which never lets them yield fruit. I’ve hired someone today to teach me and Narnia planting 101. We usually have an amazing vegetable summer garden and this year we had like 5 cherry tomatoes. We’re planting it in our secret garden away from everyone else.
You might be wondering why in the world would use the placenta to plant with. It strikes a cord in me and was a ritual we did when we had our babies. This is the best explanation I can find that speaks to me: Though they all have their own special rituals involving burial of the “tree of life,” as the placenta is often called, the common thread among many of them was the act of linking past, present, and future —returning the remains to Mother Earth to nurture another life or protect the present life.
As for Blaht, she encapsulated her placenta for daily consumption: The possible benefits of placenta encapsulation include: a decrease in postpartum mood disorders, increased production of oxytocin, a decrease in stress hormones, restoration of iron levels following bleeding after birth, and increased milk supply and according to Mayo Clinic it may have risks of bacteria. If you’re interested in knowing more you can click on the link here which seems to do a good job on the pros and cons. I know in some cultures they cook and eat the placenta. As for me, I planted mine and didn’t want to take any chances.
As a grandmother, I learned no matter what I think, kids have to make their own choices and I have to honor that. Note: I didn’t say agree but having a loving and respectful relationship is what’s most important to me.
Have a wonderful weekending! I know I’m planning on getting some tummy time and some more ice cream myself! Hoping for lots of lemons to make lemonade too.