CategoryPregnancy

Baby Joy’s Accidental Unassisted Home Birth Story

So because this blog is so sadly neglected, here I am posting yet another birth story so that I don’t forget it……without the announcement here that I was pregnant first. Guess it goes to show how much I remember to blog any more. A little background….I chose to pursue another homebirth for this precious little one. I ended up using a different midwife than the last two births. One huge bonus this time around is that my midwife (Damaris) came […]

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Luke’s Birth Story

My first time blogging in a year, and I come to type out my birth story….I never even mentioned here that God had sent us another little blessing…. This time around we had some confusion with my due date. We weren’t quite sure when it should be, so my midwife sent me for an ultrasound for dating. The date we came up with was about a week sooner than by my closest calculation, so we went with that. It was […]

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Esther’s home birth story

First picture of us as a family of six What an amazing experience. If I had to do anything over again, I don’t know that I would change a thing. We decided pretty late in my pregnancy to deliver at home. For years, we’ve assumed that we live too far from a hospital and that that would rule out any chance of a home birth. A month after Anna was born, a birth center opened in our area. We decided […]

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39+1

39 weeks and 1 day pregnant. Officially the longest I’ve ever been pregnant. Measuring 41 weeks. Officially the biggest I’ve ever measured while being pregnant. I sure hope this little one arrives before too long, or she’ll never be able to wear all those adorable tiny little dresses. . .

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Random updates

The garden has been going crazy. A friend from church came over last week to help me can tomatoes – we got 24 1/2 quarts canned that day. That was a very tiring day but I’m SO thankful for everything that got done! At the moment there’s a 3-gallon bucket full of lima beans to be shelled, and that same amount of tomatoes to be canned again (which should work out to 5 quarts or so of stewed tomatoes if […]

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For those who wondered…

Taken last week, right before church …yes, I really am pregnant. I’m just shy of 13 weeks and am due in October. We’ve known for quite a while but just didn’t say a lot until recently. Those who see me in person know, because I started showing pretty early, but we haven’t really made much of an official announcement. We are thrilled that God has sent this new little one to us. I’m absolutely amazed that after our years of […]

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Introducing Miss Anna, and her birth story

She’s here – Miss Anna made her appearance on Monday. Monday started out with an OB visit, as they had been for weeks. I’d been feeling pretty miserable, but prayed on the way there that I just wouldn’t be disappointed with whatever I found out. When they checked me last week, I left the office really disappointed because I was only dilated 1 cm. I was hoping for better news this week. The midwife measured me and made a face. […]

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Ready and waiting

When I got home from my weekly OB appointment today, I could hear this awful clunking coming from the laundry room. It turns out that Stephen had washed the bassinet parts and they were in the dryer. Just about everything is ready for Little Miss now. There’s just under 3 weeks until my due date though – so who knows when she’ll actually make her appearance.

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Baby Shower

On Saturday, my church threw me a baby shower. I am so thankful that they throw showers for every baby! What a blessing! We didn’t need a lot of things since this is baby #3 for us, but since she is girl #1, we did need some clothes. When I got to church, I discovered this message on the sidewalk right outside the door. It basically says, “We hope you have a great baby shower,” and all the little girls […]

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