Thursday, September 13, 2012

Girls Won!

Miss SweetS joined our family on July 10th around 1:30 in the morning. She weighed 9 lbs 6 oz. (she beat the other children out by almost a whole pound!) My only baby to come in the middle of the night, but what a blessing! Sweet E, Little E, and Special K slept through the whole thing. Big T was the secondary birthing coach. He would time my contractions and hold my hand when Beloved had to step away for a minute. He also kept a sharp eye out for the midwife. It was so cute to watch him. He was like a first time father. ;-) It was so sweet.
Timing my contractions
All the children are in love with SweetS. Every morning they all pile into bed with me and fight over who gets to hold her first. She has stolen everyone's heart. I should also add that the girls won! There was a great debate in our home on which gender would win out. Looks like the girls are dominating the house! That's okay. Little E has enough energy to equal about 3 boys. :-)

One tired Mama and Baby Girl
*My Little Firecracker *
Beautiful Baby Girl

The Whole Crew

As long as my camera doesn't die on me I hope to be sharing lots of pictures. It's soccer season after all. And can you believe that Special K will be 3 next month?! Goes by way to fast.

Blessings to all!

Friday, June 22, 2012

3 Weeks and Counting

It's hard to believe that we are already under a month till we get to meet our newest blessing. In some ways time seems to fly right on by and in others.....well, it seems to drag on forever! :-) A year ago I found out I was pregnant (the day after Father's Day) and was so excited. Little did I know that less than a month later I would find out that we had lost that blessing. God's timing is amazing. Here we will be celebrating a new life a year after loosing one. Talk about a mixed bag of emotions to be going through!

As for this pregnancy in general, it has been much harder than my others. Just different things to deal with that I haven't dealt with before. I won't go into detail (save you from TMI) but I have been uncomfortable for the past month. Usually I can deal with the end of pregnancy pretty well. This time it hurts to stand, sit, lay down, etc. I just can't stay comfortable for very long. How I wish this little one would come even a week early, but I won't hold my breath. My boys were born on their due date (my oldest was born less than 6 hours before his due date and only because they gave me pitocin) and both girls were 5 days  (or so) late. 

Anyway, I sit here typing when I should be sleeping because Beloved is about an hour away with the boys at a father/son camp out with others from church. Even though he tends to "hog" the bed, it's hard to sleep when he isn't here. Just us girls for the night. Which is nice too. Some ladies from church had a baby shower for our little one. What a blessing it was. After four children a lot of the basics are worn out. We now have plenty of towels, washcloths, onesies, soap and lotion to keep our little one clean and smelling good. :-) And plenty of rubber duckies for all the children to share. Hopefully the girls will sleep in a little in the morning and then we can get some breakfast and head out to purchase a few more things needed for the birth of our little one. Then it's back home for more spring (I mean summer) cleaning before this little one arrives.

Okay....I better get to bed. Even though it takes me 5 minutes to get out of bed in the morning I need to get some rest. It's going to be a while before I can sleep through an entire night again. Blessings to all!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Life goes on....

I have looked at this blog for months now with just no inspiration to write anything. Life just started to happen and it seems that I just lost my motivation for a lot of things. And this blog (and our school one) was one of the things to be pushed to the side. If you look at the archives I went from having 3-5 posts a month to only 1 around July. July was the month when I new something was going wrong with my last pregnancy and the writing disappeared after that. I reread this post from the fall and cried all over again. 

This morning I remembered why I started this page. I started it so family and friends could keep up with the kiddos and see what the family was up to. I am going to do my best to get back to that place of sharing more. To start off with Beloved started a new job a month ago. Sadly it's in Downtown Columbus. The drive home is not very fun for him at all (especially this time of year with no air conditioning) . BUT.....he loves his job! It's a good environment and the company takes good care of their employees. I tease Beloved that he is going to get spoiled. :-) 

Big T is 8 1/2, Sweet is is 7, Little E is 5 (and ornery as ever), and Special K is 2 1/2 years old now. Special K is just as ornery as Little E. Always getting into trouble it seems. But she is so stinkin' cute you can't help but give her a big hug and kiss on those sweet chubby cheeks. :-) And as far as we know our little one (expected to make an appearance around July 13th...our 10th anniversary) is doing well. I feel so huge right now. Bigger than I have with any of the other pregnancies. 

The house is still up for sale. It will be a year in August. I was hoping to have it sold by now, but no such luck. I would be happy if someone would just come look at the place. We haven't even had one person come look yet. Really frustrating for a Mama. I am trying my best to keep the house in decent shape, but it's hard with 4 young children at home almost everyday. As most of you know it doesn't take long for a clean house to turn into a disaster..

Anyway, I just wanted to write a quick post to give everyone an update. I pray you all had a wonderful spring. It already feels like summer here with 90s over the weekend and no air conditioning in this house! Blessings to you and yours. <3