Category Archives: Pregnancy

Baby Bump: 21 Weeks

These past few weeks have been interesting and exciting. We had our gender reveal party where we found out we are having our first GIRL! I’m still shocked. But, when I finally saw that ultrasound picture, I was more convinced. That picture revealed what were definitely NOT boy parts! There is no mistaking that. Yay for a girl! Oh man am I terrified! lol!

A week ago was also my first centering group appointment. The Naval Hospital recently started a program for pregnant women, called centering groups. It’s basically where they put together groups of pregnant women who are due around relatively the same time, and those women get together once a month and have a “joint” appointment. Don’t worry, it’s not as weird as it sounds. We each privately have our normal checks for weight, fundal height, baby’s heartbeat, etc. But, afterwards we get together and have group discussion. That’s where the fun comes in. The centering groups are optional and are geared more towards first-time moms, but they encourage “seasoned” moms to join the groups for experience and added discussion. I felt really lead of the Lord to go ahead and sign up for a centering group, and I am so glad I did! That first appointment was so much fun! The midwives heading up the group are apparently excited about me being in it, because I’m the most experienced mom and I’ve had all my children at the same Naval Hospital. I’m exceptionally excited about this centering group experience because, Continue reading

Boy or Girl? (Gender Reveal and Hubby’s Reaction)

I’ve been busy busy busy this past week! Why? Well, I was getting things ready for our gender reveal party this past Saturday! I think it actually went off pretty well. I can’t wait till we get the photos from our photographer! She did, however, give us a collage preview, and I am beyond excited to get all the photos. We went with a sort of vintage inspired theme. I’ll tell you more about it after I get the pictures and am able to blog all about it. So, if you missed my Facebook post on Saturday, our new little baby is a . . .

YES! You DO see pink! Can you believe it?! We hardly can. Although, after seeing the ultrasound photos, there is absolutely no mistake. This baby is definitely a girl! We are so stinkin excited! I was actually in pure denial for a while. I kept staring at the cake like it must be a huge mistake. But no, it’s true. We are having a girl! Aaaaaaahhhh! Wondering what my hubby’s reaction was? You can see it below:

I’ll admit that I’m a bit nervous about this baby; more nervous than I was with my last pregnancy. We have been wanting a baby girl for quite some time, and I’m finding myself becoming fearful of something happening. I’m not saying that I wasn’t at all concerned with any of our other babies or that we didn’t want them just as much. It’s just that . . . well, I think you know what I’m trying to say. It’s like I’m afraid my body’s going to do something crazy because it’s a different gender or something. But, no matter what happens, I know God is in control and we just have to trust in Him. So, for the time being, I’m going to revel in the excitement of another baby. Oh boy girl!

*Photography by Jessica Pree Photography.

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Baby Bump: 18 Weeks

Sooo, it’s been six weeks since my last bump update. Oops! The belly has grown and changes have occurred, but baby is still growing and doing well! We find out what we’re going to have next Saturday. I am super duper excited! I’m pretty sure the little nugget is another boy. But, you never know! We’ll be having a vintage inspired gender reveal party which I have been so busily working the details on. That’s when we’ll find out the gender of our baby. If you remember, we did the same thing when we found out Joshua was a boy and finding out with our friends was so much fun! I will definitely be blogging about the party so that you can all share in on the fun!

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Baby Bump: 12 Weeks

It’s time to update you all on how the pregnancy is going. We are at 12 weeks today! This is officially the last week of the first trimester. Woo hoo! If you missed it last week, we made the announcement about our pregnancy! We are super excited about our new baby. I’m not going to do bump posts every week, but I will try to do at least one every two weeks or so.

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A Very Unexpected Blessing

So, I have come to realize that getting back into blogging after being gone for so long is a lot more difficult than I thought it would be! Good heavens! Not to mention, writing about my postpartum struggles is more challenging than I ever anticipated. I promise that I will continue my postpartum posts, as I think they will be a help and blessing to anyone going through the same. But, I think I will need to do them sparingly over time, with other types of posts intermingling. With each new postpartum post, I will be sure to include links to the previous and next ones, as to keep the flow for those who might want to read them from start to finish. Phew! All of that to say that I am interrupting the series with a delightful little picture, courtesy of our boys . . . Continue reading

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