Thursday, November 29, 2012


It is true, every labor is different. Every child has their own story of coming into this world. 
With that said, this labor/delivery was SO different from my other ones. 
The labor itself, before pushing was amazing. Barely any pain. Contractions far apart, which made me think I wasn't really in labor. Oh, but I was! Midwife checked me and I was at an 8 and it didn't feel like I had done any work yet. :) 
I had been taking a 5 week herbal formula for labor and it sure did it's job! 
The support I had throughout the last 39 weeks and during labor was such a blessing to me. 
My dear daughter stayed the whole time and was such a help with drinks and holding hands. She was so interested in how it all works. She did a great job! Love that she got to experience this with Micheal and me and that she was able to see her little brother be brought into this world. 
Micheal naturally was awesome as usual. Helping wherever needed and comforting me. 
Our midwife is a great teacher and we both tried to take in as much as possible. She is a wonderful woman. I am so thankful that God opened her heart to us and that she was able to help us in this way. 
My sis in law was there too and I can't help but encourage any laboring woman to have someone there for YOU that knows what to do in labor and delivery. To have a doula was amazing and honestly,
the birth would not have gone as smoothly and wonderfully without her. If you don't have one,

These pictures were all taken within the last couple of hours when the contractions had gotten hard. 
I love that everyone grabbed the camera at different times to document a little of what went on that special November day, almost a week ago already! Time goes by far too fast. 
Back to snuggling with that sweet baby now. 
Newborn pics to come soon. :) 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

38 weeks!

Well it would seem after 3 others baby's and births I would know what to expect. Ha! God really is a think outside the box kind of God! This week has been so good and so long and so filled with anticipation. Thought on Monday night I was going into labor. Guess I just overdid it. Last night some of my bag of waters was leaking. Again, I thought this could be it! Nope! Nothing! 
I think there is a lot happening in there and when I actually start having contractions this baby will come out quickly. But, then again, all could be different with this baby! I am feeling great and praying  I will not get exhausted mentally. It is hard to want to do anything but sit here and wait for baby to come. But life is happening and there are still 3 kids for me to love on and take care of and a husband too! I just would love for the world to slow down a bit, but I am not the center of this universe! Praise God! Another good thing, I was measuring a little small and my midwife said the baby didn't feel too big (on Tuesday night) and I felt like I grew on Thursday. I take comfort in knowing the baby is in God's hand and will be born precisely when He says it's time. 

August says to Micheal and I this morning, "Wouldn't it be weird if the baby came out with clothes on?!"  I love hearing his thoughts on life. 

Until next time....... 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

36 weeks and counting!

Woohoo! This baby is still moving like crazy which makes me think it isn't too big yet!! 
I keep thinking it's going to be a 10 pounder. Yowza! That would be interesting. 
Praying for a little smaller than that! 
One of his/her feet is constantly kicking my side and I smile every time. It makes me so happy to feel that little foot. I picked up the pace a little the other day to get something quick and the baby said NO WAY! Gave me a jab in the pelvis. I got the hint. No more moving fast. Or attempting to move fast, because let's face it, I am not able to move fast right now even if I wanted to. 
We went to a hot springs last night and I thought, hmmmm, this would be nice to give birth in. 
I hope we can go back soon. ;)   
Still no definite names yet. I guess God will guide us to that right one when the time comes. 
I like to think that a name is very important and should be chosen wisely and thoughtfully. 

November is here and I am ready to be in the house working on crafts with the kids and some more sewing and reading for myself. Cozy clothes. Warm fires. Hot tea. Hot coffee. Hot chocolate. Hot cider. Less sweets and more soups, veggies and bread. 
Sadly the kids chose a bunch of suckers on Halloween, so I've got to go get some chocolate. 

Counting down the days and weeks and looking forward to what's ahead. I'm SO looking forward to a visit from my Mom too. I sure hope she is here for the birth. She has her dates set. God knows. :) 

Cheers to November, baby showers, family and friends and for a little brother so ready to be a 
BIG brother!