summer eveing, july

summer eveing, july. 8:52
8 of 52
Week’s recap (thus far)- I am antsy, like literally. I feel like I am all pent up and there is something wiggling its way about all over me (not just in the belly, which by the way is INSANE with activity these days)
I have my energy back, this is good- but I better figure out where to send it soon or I might go a little bonkers.
I am getting ready to take a week away from work, from my boys. To make art in the middle of nowhere. I think this may explain part of my anxiety. I am both totally excited and scared to death to leave my boys for that long.
bubble eating

O had a crazy melt down last night, about 40 minutes before this shot. He was sobbing and freaking out and gave himself hic-ups he was so upset. I wish I knew better how to handle moments like these. I let him freak for a bit since he wanted me to hold him but I wasn’t allowed to sit down-he is getting hard for me to hold while standing and it isn’t much of an option at times. I just scooped him up at one point and snuggled him on the couch, telling him to just breathe- slow and steady. I don’t know if he understands but I learned somewhere along the lines during yoga that the breathe is contagious. I just started taking long slow breathes until he copied me and he calmed down.
Trains and bubbles seemed to fix things as well (and yes, bubble juice eating too) Along with some cheese ravs, without the sauce- thank you very much.

4 Comments summer eveing, july

  1. caitlin July 14, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    I love this slice of life post. It sounds like you are a real person, instead of some people who just brag. Thank you for that. And I’m glad you have some energy back!

  2. earthycrunchy July 15, 2010 at 12:46 am

    LOOK at you! You are so beautifully pregnant. I think it’s really cool that you calmed O by getting him to slow his breath.

  3. Melissa July 25, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    a good reminder that I need to breathe too. thanks.

  4. Francesca July 25, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    you look so good, and you did so well.


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