I'm so happy to announce that our newest addition, Moses Benjamin, has arrived. I had just finished writing this post and scheduled it for the morning when I went into labor about two hours later. I had gone to bed as usual, and then was awakened at around 11:45 when my water broke. I was … Continue reading Our Ninth Child’s Birth Story
I'm pleased to announce that our ninth child, Moses Benjamin, made his appearance on November 7, 2019 at 8:05 am. He weighed 8 lbs. 1oz, and was 20.25 inches long. I hope to share my birth story soon. We are completely in love with our newest blessing. The name Moses means, "to pull/draw out" or … Continue reading Moses Benjamin has Arrived!
While at the obstetrician's office, I needed to have my blood drawn last week. The technician was a sweet older lady who was absolutely floored when she asked how many children I had. It usually goes something like this... "So, I this your first?" "No, it's my ninth." Jaw proceeds to drop to floor. She … Continue reading Having Babies is Normal
Since I'm nearing the 38th week of my pregnancy, preparing our hearts and home for our newest little one has been weighing heavily on my mind. I almost feel "ready," if that is even possible. While this is our ninth child, I still look forward to each birth with a bit of trepidation since I … Continue reading Preparing for the Birth of Our Ninth Child
I'm very familiar with the idea of birth control being considered health care. The signs and pamplets about pills, IUDs, and hormonal implants are placed front and center in my obstetrician's office. But is it? The definition of health care from the Merriam-Webster dictionary: ...efforts made to maintain or restore physical, mental, or emotional well-being … Continue reading Should Birth Control be Considered Healthcare?
I'm 36 weeks along now with my ninth child. The time has flown by. I really do think that each pregnancy goes by a bit faster since our already busy home consumes much of my thoughts. But oh, how our sweet new little one has been making his presence known lately! He has grown so … Continue reading Thoughts from a Large Family Mama about Expecting Her Ninth Child
Have you ever felt like so many changes were happening around you that it was difficult to catch your breath? Well, that's how I feel right now. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know exactly what I'm talking about! Two big life changes are taking place right now. Change #1 is that were … Continue reading So Many Changes
Honestly, I never wanted to write this post. This is my miscarriage story. A story that I would like to hide in the depths of my soul and never speak of again. The gentle promptings of the Holy Spirit have awakened a desire however. A desire to share my story, so that possibly women will … Continue reading The Birth Control Pill Caused My Miscarriage
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 During my pregnancy with Mabrey, I encountered several supposed complications. Through it all, God carried us through, and the outcome was just what we had prayed for. In the video below I'm sharing my story. https://youtu.be/x0kdVKdI_oA
It's been awhile. I've been reveling in sweet baby snuggles, and the month before that, dealing with pregnancy in the late summer was a bit much for me. Blogging was the last thing on my mind! Our air conditioner broke on three separate occasions, and my husband eventually purchased a window unit for our room while … Continue reading Our Eighth Child’s Birth Story
Has it been twenty weeks already? Seriously, I feel like this pregnancy is just flying by. And it is so bittersweet. On one hand, I can't wait to meet my new baby, but on the other, I really enjoy being pregnant. Especially when sweet baby flutters come into play. We held off on going to … Continue reading Twenty Week Pregnancy Update with Baby #8
On September 15th, 2014, our seventh child was born. Since that time I have taken a blogging break, but I hope to get back here soon! I really miss the encouragement that I receive here from you wonderful ladies. Unfortunately I only have two hands, and right now they are usually both occupied! There are … Continue reading Our Seventh Child’s Birth Story
This past Saturday evening through early Sunday morning I experienced a miscarriage. This pregnancy was definitely off my radar since I am still breastfeeding my youngest child. Only my husband knew about the pregnancy until the miscarriage took place because I felt like something wasn't quite right. I never experienced pregnancy symptoms. I hadn't yet visited a doctor. … Continue reading Hope During Early Pregnancy Loss