One beautiful and charming aspect of homebirth that I'm extremely excited for is the capacity I am afforded to prepare and to have my personal preferences accommodated. After birthing 4 children, I've learned what is "normal," what is "traumatic," how my body handles each phase of labor, when I want a hand to hold, when … Continue reading Preparing for My First Ever Homebirth
I had forgotten what it's like to be pregnant and allergy-ridden through the spring/summer. I don't recommend it. I don't think I've been able to breathe freely without a foot digging into my ribcage or congestion and itchiness in at least 2 weeks. And trying to stay away from OTC allergy medications means I'm sticking … Continue reading Homestead Update: Restless
Here we go... Pregnancy/Baby #4 I had an appointment yesterday afternoon. Let's just say it was my final straw. So after several phone calls and a stack of paperwork, I managed to transfer OB care back to my previous office. Is it farther away? Yes. Is that inconvenient? Definitely. But I will take inconvenient over … Continue reading Homestead Update
If I fail them in every other way imaginable, I pray that I'm at least able to point them to Jesus, especially on the hard days.
Well, I persuaded my husband to light the first fire of the year on Friday evening. It was wonderful. Prior to that I had my minis help me make Swedish meatballs for dinner. Those are the moments I treasure- peacefully functioning and just living life together. I need more of those moments. Sunday I tried … Continue reading Homestead Update
Yesterday was a rough day for me. Let's flash back about 6 years. February of 2014. I had a doctor's appointment (on my birthday) with my new PCP hoping to gain some insight on my unidentified chronic illness. Instead of listening to my complaints, taking into account my personal history, or treating me like an … Continue reading Be Still My Soul
Well I finally got a look at the little booger this morning. Waiting for the ultrasound was a fate worse than death- urine sample needed but I don't have to go, and pap smear, while listening to modern country music... just shoot me. But, it was encouraging to be surrounded by reminders of Who ultimately … Continue reading Baby #4 update
Oh this child... It had better be exceptionally cute because this around the clock nausea is ridiculous. Then there's that awkward moment when your due date is moved forward by a MONTH! WHAT!?!? Here I am, plugging along planning for a January baby and I'm told it's official due date is now before Christmas!!! Well … Continue reading Baby #4 update
Well, We'll be expecting #4 in January 2020! A few thoughts on this pregnancy so far: This was the first time my reaction to a pregnancy was only excitement. No fear, no anxiety, no worry- just peace and excitement for this new little person. I think I'm getting more mature, guys. Holy nausea, Batman! I … Continue reading A Quiver Full
Meet our son, Henrik Weston Our bouncing baby boy entered this world at 10:30am this morning, weighing in at 7 lbs even, and measuring 19 inches long. Happy Birthday, sweet boy! Mama and Papa are so proud and we love you so!