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
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