Oct 06, 2014 Coming Up For Air About a year ago we bought a house in the country and conceived a child. So much has been said and written about having a baby that it's difficult to summarize my experience without cliches. So I'll keep it simple, Chap and I welcomed our baby girl, Ada Mae Ambrose into the world July 6th 2014. We went the natural childbirth route, it's not for everyone but it was right for us. These first 3 months have been everything…amazing, challenging, purifying, and debilitating, all in a single day's time! I have fond memories of laboring at home. It was a hot summer day and by chance we met our 92 year old neighbor Bob and his daughter Lynn. They showed us around their mile long property in Lynn's pickup truck. It was just like those stories I read from the hippies down on the farm, in the books (about natural childbirth) by Ina May Gaskin. Our neighbors made us feel so welcomed. We shared their love and appreciation for this natural landscape. It put our hearts at ease to feel the future of our surrounding property was safe and secure in the hands of good folks who care. The day ended with a rainbow in the sky and a baby in our arms. Our time here is precious, Ada has grown so much already. Slowly but surely, I am getting the hang of this mom thing and feeling ready to return to the work. Working from home has it's challenges but I am grateful for the chance to figure them out. This next year is a big one! We have been blessed with the opportunity to write a book. We are working to write a book on quilting, natural dyes and living on a few acres. It'll probably be a couple years before it hits shelves and there is lots to figure out, but I'm so lucky to have the help of Chap and an amazing community. I know that anything is possible.