This is a real thing. Just like the first three trimesters of pregnancy, my body is in a state of change. Baby Skywalker is growing daily. As much as I hate to admit it, I still need extra rest, just like in pregnancy.This fourth trimester has been much different than I expected. I thought I'd … Continue reading Fourth Trimester
Pregnancy after loss is hard. There are so many doubts and fears. So much pressure to do the right thing this time. Prenatal care is treated differently. While it is a joyful time of hope and anticipation, it is also a scary time because your innocence is lost. You know that anything can happen at … Continue reading Navigating Pregnancy After Loss With Littles
I am once again reminded that nothing is gained by worrying. I was more anxious about this birth than the others. But this baby is our New Hope. I kept reminding myself throughout pregnancy that my hope comes from the Lord. That He is in control. As induction drew nearer I found more things to … Continue reading Baby Skywalker is Here!
I have been such a slacker about my updating my blog lately. I have excuses, but that's all they are - excuses. The reality is I've been a slacker in most areas of my life lately. At least that's how it feels - while everyone else tells me I'm doing the right thing, listen to … Continue reading The Home Stretch
Today is Little Miss' second birthday! She wanted to hear her birthday song just as the clock struck midnight. So we obliged, through lots of tears. Then she wanted to be sure we remembered the moment of her birth, so she woke again at 3:15, about the time we left our house two years ago … Continue reading The Super Fast Car Birth of Little Miss
(I started this yesterday, and then we lost power before finishing.) Today I have a four year old. How did that happen so quickly? When I think back on her birth I still remember so many details with perfect clarity. Over the past four years she has filled our lives with joy. She has challenged … Continue reading Remembering Little Monster’s Birth
Six months. Twenty six weeks. Half a year since we said goodbye to baby Faith. I have dealt with so many emotions in that time. Not having a reason of death was maybe the hardest thing for me to accept. And so I blamed myself. I dealt with the guilt. I forgave myself. I vowed … Continue reading Protein S
I've mentioned before how this pregnancy is a totally different experience than what I've had before. One thing that sets this one apart from the others is that for the first time we're not Team Green. That's right. We can now say It's a.... Our first boy. Just another difference. It's odd knowing already … Continue reading It’s a…..
I'm beginning to like this high risk care thing. I always thought that if you see an ob instead of a midwife then you would spend 10-15 minutes with the doctor at visits, compared to the full hour that you generally get with out-of-hospital midwives. I thought that you would be treated more as a … Continue reading High Risk Prenatal Care
Would you care to join me on a new journey? This is a journey of hope. A hope for tomorrow. A hope for new life. We are once again assured of God’s providence in gifting us a new baby, a child that we so desperately want in our lives. A chance to try again and … Continue reading Baby Skywalker: A New Hope