An Interior Designer by trade and now a work at home mom, Anastasia stays busy with one free-spirited three year old girl, a little boy born November 2011, and one sweetheart husband. She loves photography, art, culinary experiments in her kitchen, being outdoors, and dancing to Russian folk music with her daughter while nobody is watching. Anastasia enjoys sharing her passion for family oriented, healthy and frugal green living. You can take a peek at her not-so-ordinary parenting at Eco-Babyz.

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Meet our Newest Addition!

If you guessed ‘boy’, you were right! I think at least fifteen people told me that.  It is a boy, meet little Timmy, born November 17th at 5:59 am. Weighing 7 pounds and 7 ounces, 19.5 inches long.I am so excited to be a mom of two! Even with little to no sleep. The past two weeks have been a blur, but a much ‘clearer’ blur than with the first baby. This is no longer unknown territory. For baby E’s birth I was practically in a subconscious realm because of the pain. For baby T’s birth I remember everything so clearly. Second births are easier for most, but I have to attribute a lot of the ease to having a water birth. What a huge difference it made for us personally, I would not consider a land birth again unless I had no choice!

From the moment labor started to the very end I felt such peace. Mixed with overwhelming gratitude for such a beautiful experience, what I prayed and hoped for. What I wanted with the first birth, but didn’t exactly get.

I didn’t want to settle for average or okay. I really wanted something special. Special takes a lot of work though! A lot of research, some phone calls, some conversations with other moms, but mostly faith and prayer. What you dream of isn’t usually handed to you on a plate, it takes some work. Then it takes courage to accept anything that was not in your plans.

I wish for every mother to have the birth she dreams of. I wish for every mother to know that giving birth does not have to be scary, it can be beautiful. I wish every mom knew her options when it comes to birth. Yes, things may not always go as planned, but we can dream – can’t we?

Read the whole birth story at Eco-Babyz!

 

 

 

 

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  4. Carina Wytiaz 12/03/2011 at 7:33 pm

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you and your family!

  5. Erica Fehrman 12/02/2011 at 11:12 am

    Congratulations! Very happy for your peaceful birth experience and for your expanded family!

  6. Rachael Herrscher 12/01/2011 at 11:09 pm

    Congratulations!!! Such a cute little bundle!