On Due Dates and Miscarriages

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I knew the day was approaching. Circled in red on my calendar, it was a constant reminder of what wouldn’t be. My momma heart was bracing itself for the day’s impact. The funny thing about calendar days: you can’t skip over them no matter how much you want to. The youngest reader in the house […]

Permission To Feel

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Life isn’t a Hallmark commercial. I think that’s why I found myself crying while folding the laundry and half-watching the television. The Mother’s Day commercials that usually leave me saying “Aww” have left a bittersweet taste in my mouth this year. For the first time, I understand what so many other women feel about just […]

My Very Important Lunch Date…

Today around lunch time, we’ll be meeting little brother. Yes, today is the day. I’ll be back soon to introduce you. Until then, will you pray for us?  I had hoped for a VBAC, but am ending up with another c-section. I’m pretty nervous. I need lots and lots of prayers today. Thank you friends!

My Favorite Family Portrait…

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One of the pictures I didn’t share yesterday when I talked about the “My” Sight Word Book Jonah and I made together was this… Did you catch it? Look closely… Did you see those extra bodies on the right hand side? You see, even though our family TECHNICALLY looks like this (atleast for the next […]

The quiet before the labor…

I’m here. Baby is not…yet. I’ve had lots of fun things I’ve planned on posting for you, but well, it just didn’t happen…yet. In the past week, I’ve found myself turning inward and going to my soul’s quiet place instead of writing and sharing with the world. While there is still plenty on my “to-do”  […]

{Almost} 35 Weeks Update

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Ok, ok, so technically that would still make me 34 weeks, but I’m closer to the 35 week mark than 34….every little bit helps keep me going at this point! I’m {almost} 35 weeks (like in 2 days). Like most women, I feel huge at this point… but I’m not letting that stop me from […]

Random Thoughts on a Summer Day…

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Let’s see just how random I can be today… ~I posted at The MOB Society today On Protecting Family Time and Priorities. I went out on a limb and posted about sports & priorities. I know it can be a polarizing issue in some circles, but I’m hoping people see past that and search for […]

Take Me Out To The Ballgame!

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Over Memorial Day weekend we took Jonah to his first “official” ballgame! We’re lucky to have a Minor League team in Chattanooga, which is great for summer fun! We chose a night that would have fireworks after the game for an extra special treat. I’ll admit, we weren’t sure how he’d do with the fireworks. […]

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back…

I had been starting to feel better…thought I had turned a corner with the Hyperemesis. The home health nurse that calls for daily updates on my weight and ketones got all giddy and started talking about weaning me off the Zofran Pump. I thought I was ready, even started doing things like laundry again. Woohoo! […]

A Little Craft Therapy

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One of the things I’ve missed the most during all of this pregnancy sickness has been my sewing machine. One night this week I tucked myself  away in my sewing room to work on an order that I agreed to work on for a friend. (My etsy shop has been closed since I got too […]