CSAs have been a big part of our “food shopping” for about 5 years now. If you’re not familiar with the term, CSA, it stands for “Community Supported Agriculture.” You can read more about it HERE, but basically, it is a program that is run either through farms or a cooperative of farms that gather fresh, local produce and food from small farms and provide it to their CSA members every week. The CSA member pays up front every season to the farmer or co-op to provide funds for seeds, planting supplies, and other needs to grow your food. It’s a win-win, but could also possibly be a risk, as you accept the fact that if the farms have a bad weather season for the crops, you may not get as much produce and/or food.
Connor is 1 year old today. I can’t believe it. I just can’t get over the fact that he didn’t exist before that, because it’s so hard to imagine life without him now. He has brought so much joy and a brand new meaning to our lives. It was a year of ups and downs and constant learning from triumphs and mistakes, but that’s parenthood, right?
So, I figured today, on his birthday, I’d share his birth story. Partly because I’ve been wanting to write it for so long, and this has forced me to. But also, because I absolutely love hearing and reading other’s birth stories (what mom doesn’t??) I want to be able to remember all of the details about that amazing moment that he entered this world and became our amazingly handsome and precious son. I wanted to get David to participate in this too, so a la “The Magnolia Story” style (it’s a cute little book, I totally recommend), if you see anything written in italics, that’s David talking.
I bought her that book as a Christmas stocking stuffer, so in a way this was my awesome idea.
So if you’re not interested in a super personal story, I don’t advise you to read on. I wanted to share it because I think it could be enjoyable and educational for other mamas. And because at Connor’s one year birthday, and the rest of my life, I can relive that experience through this story.
I’m not sure she really wants to relive ALL of it…