Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Final Countdown

One month from this weekend is my due date with baby #3. I can hardly believe it!
I just took some time reading through my old blog entries - remembering my pregnancy with Jonah, reflecting on my VBAC journey, and praising God for the fears and trials that He helped me overcome. He is so faithful and good!
This birth is particularly exciting for me. Working with the midwives at BID Plymouth has been a joy. They are all so positive and encouraging, and even meeting with the head MD this week for my TOLAC clearance was an enjoyable experience. I have the upmost confidence in my birthing team this time around and am absolutely at peace with this birth experience. I know that I know that if anything goes wrong, if any interventions take place, they will be necessary. I don't have to walk into the hospital fearful of being taken advantage of or lied to. It's such a beautiful feeling! I am so thankful.

I have had three people close to me have babies this month, which has helped increase my excitement about having this baby :-) I feel simultaneously "READY to GETTHISBABYOUTOFME", and content with enjoying this final month with Phoenix and Jonah.
It's a sweet spot of the in-between, that I have come to be very comfortable with and thankful for.

I feel pretty good for almost 36 wks pregnant. I have heartburn almost all the time, my back/hips hurt, and I cant sleep anymore - but I praise God that I'm carrying a healthy baby to term and am enjoying it as much as humanly possible (while still very much looking forward to being able to sleep on my stomach again...)

Phoenix started Kindergarten last week and LOVES school. She is enjoying Daisies at church, and Jonah will begin Rainbows in January. I can hardly believe how quickly my babies are growing up and I know that in a very short amount of time I will be feeling the same way about this little one.

This year has been full of amazing blessings and growth. God has been so good to us and we give Him all of the Glory. We are looking forward to our family's future with anticipation and excitement, but also thoroughly enjoying this time in our lives. We are so blessed ... God never seizes to amaze me!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

17 weeks!

I've been doing a horrible job at keeping up with my pregnancy :-) 

Can't believe I'm already 17 weeks!
Feeling the baby move lots for the past week or so (this ones a groover!). Found midwives that I LOVE at Beth Isreal Plymouth Hospital (formarly Jordan Hospital), and really enjoying pregnancy this time around. Knowing how fast it really does fly by is helping me enjoy each moment. 
After struggling with some acne and nausea at the beginning of pregnancy , I'm feeling really great these days with just minor aches , shortness of breath , and uncomfortable sleeping positions :-) 

Had one ultrasound at 13 wks and everything was looking good ... Not planning on having another one! 

Phoenix and Jonah both hug and kiss the "baby" all the time. I think Jonah is really going to enjoy being a big brother. 

We announced on Facebook on Easter Sunday : 

Here's to my unmedicated dream birth! 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Baby #3 is on the way!

On February 20 2015, we got these: 

Based on my own calculations, this puts me around Nov 1st for a due date :-) 
We are very happy and excited! I feel great so far - sore Breasts , skin changes on my face (so weird ), peeing and eating constantly!, and a little tired but otherwise all is good!! Phoenix and Jonah totally don't "get it" yet. I told my close friends and sisters but we haven't told our moms or families yet. Will probably do a "fb announcement" around easter. 
Now begins the hunt for a VBAC friendly midwife , to help me achieve my unmedicated dream birth ! ;-)

Really trying to trust God completely this time Around...he is in control. He is good. He loves me and wants good things for me. I'm finding peace in Him these days .