Exciting things in store for 2018...
This season, Travis and I are having a baby!
Baby Wright is due October 21st, 2018 and we are equally excited and terrified (as I am sure most first time parents are). We have been dreaming about starting our family for a few years but I wanted our home finished and for the farm to be in a really good spot financially to hire plenty of extra help. Now it's happening! I am over-the-moon excited for this new phase of life.
The 1st trimester is over meaning morning sickness is done just in time to start really getting into the ground and busy. I hear the 2nd trimester is the best which works out perfectly for the busiest part of the season: May through July. Then the 3rd trimester will certainly be challenging since I'll be huge while harvesting thousands of pounds of food. Good news is that I have 3 times the help from last year! Photographer Melanie is back again this year and our friend, Dave, who will be raising his delicious pastured chicken on our farm, will also be helping out. Of course, Mama Nitz will still be around once a week too! I think I will have more time to myself than any other year thus far. Although relinquishing some control and giving others the opportunity to do things for me around the farm has been a huge lesson already. But growing a child, so far, feels pretty similar to farming: let go of everything you can't control and ride the waves.
We don't plan on find out the gender (talk about the best surprise ever!) and s/he is currently the size of kiwi. I'm already moved out of my regular work pants and onto bibs and stretchy Carhartt pants. Morning sickness is almost completely over (thank Goddess!) and I've been working hard to get those 120g of protein every day that my midwife recommends. And that's certainly not difficult for this food-loving farmer who now needs to eat every 2 hours to work at just 75% of my normal pace. But really, I needed to learn how to work less anyways :)
I am looking forward to sharing more of my life as a pregnant vegetable farmer this season!