In love again
I am so thankful for my new baby boy! Thank you to everyone who has prayed with me and for me.

Here's the scoop (more details to come later):
  • The contractions I felt on the 14th fizzled out into nothingness!
  • Exactly one week later (3/21/13), baby boy was born at 8:48 am.
  • 8lbs. 2.5oz, 20 3/4in long
  • Labor and delivery, from start to finish, took 5 hours.
  • This was the 1st time my water broke on its own.
  • For blogging purposes, I normally use my children's initials only. But this baby and my 15 mo. old have the same initials: JD. I think he'll go by "Baby J" for now.

Baby J minutes old

Signing off until I get a bit more than a few winks of sleep. :)
Glory be to God!

The New Addition

by on Thursday, March 21, 2013
In love again I am so thankful for my new baby boy! Thank you to everyone who has prayed with me and for me. Here's the scoop (m...



Hello my dear blogging buddies!!!

I hope this post finds you all well.

Today, my son woke at 2 or 3 in the morning, uncovered (cold) and crying. I covered him up and left his room, but he cried. . .SO LOUDLY! So, I brought him to bed with Husband and me to sleep there. Think that worked? Think again!

He wanted to play with Daddy. "Da-Dah! Da-Dah!" he said over and over again, tapping my husband's shoulder. When my husband responded with a loud SNORE, my son began to mimic him. Hilarious!! Then he wanted to talk and sing and clap his hands. That's a 15 month old for you! Finally, around 5am or so, he decided to fall asleep.

What I haven't told you is that the whole time, I was contracting regularly, about every 10 minutes, give or take a few. After a few hours, it's slowed to every half hour, then sometimes back to every 10 minutes and everywhere in between.

I don't quite feel like going to the hospital yet, but my time is certainly drawing near. So, it is time to say good-bye for just a bit, while I focus inward and breathe deeply!

Thank you to all who have prayed and are keeping us lifted before the Father. It is so greatly appreciated.

Signing Off For A While. . .

by on Thursday, March 14, 2013
Hello my dear blogging buddies!!! I hope this post finds you all well. Today, my son woke at 2 or 3 in the morning, uncovered (cold) ...



Well, I am officially 9 months pregnant . . . 36 weeks and a few days. I have mixed emotions: excitement, joy and anticipation for my little boy's arrival--I can't wait to feel the warm little baby bundle in my arms. . .ever notice how warm a baby is when he/she is first born?? Oh, I'm looking forward to that moment, Lord willing.

Taken 12/2011: my 4th born, JD--just moments old

But on the other hand, a beautiful pregnancy is coming to an end. I'll always cherish the months I spend round, waddling, "glowing," achy, and sometimes downright uncomfortable. I cherish it because it is what God has given me to do. . .my body as a living sacrifice, trying to honor Him with not only the way I raise my little ones, but also how I carry them in my womb. Trying to enjoy the last days of kicks and pokes and baby hiccups inside.

36 weeks pregnant w/ #5
I'm wearing my favorite shirt: my husband's old
green sweatshirt! LOL
I'm measuring at 37 weeks and only 1cm dilated. Still contracting (mostly pain-free) off and on throughout the day. My sweet husband wouldn't let me go grocery shopping this weekend, so he did it ALL. Usually we go together and we split the list because we only go once a month. But this time he wanted me to take it easy.

He got up at 4am on a Saturday morning to go to the grocery store. He said it was just he and the late-night grocery stockers, so everything was easy to find. I wasn't quite feeling the 4am time frame (LOL) but I'm so thankful for him.

Thanks Husband!

And one of the highlights of this coming week: MY MOM IS COMING!!! We live in separate states, about 600 miles away from each other. So she's coming to help me prepare and wait for my little one. The only thing is that it's supposed to snow the day she comes, so hopefully her flight won't be effected!!!!!

Yay, MOM!!!!!


Thank you to everyone for your support, prayers, kind words and caring throughout this pregnancy. God has been so good and is so faithful to me. If I tried, I probably couldn't tell it all. . .


 
 
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36 and Counting. . .

by on Sunday, March 03, 2013
Well, I am officially 9 months pregnant . . . 36 weeks and a few days. I have mixed emotions: excitement, joy and anticipation for my lit...
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