Neil always knew he wanted to be a Father. Within the first few weeks of dating, he had told me that if I didn't want kids we shouldn't be together because he was going to be a Dad... and a good one.
We both come from families of divorce which can make life interesting. With broken backgrounds and unhealthy relationships to look up to, it's hard to find the 'right' path or steps to take to make sure we stay together. Not only stay together but stay loving each other! So we work at it.
One of the first questions people will ask you about being pregnant is "how are you feeling?" To which I always want to respond "in regards to what?". I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS YOU HAVE TO NARROW IT DOWN! - seriously.
I started to feel the urge to push but the second midwife wasn’t at the house yet. Alison had tried to call the other two midwives on her team but neither of them were able to make it there quickly so she called a midwife on the other team who agreed to come right … Continue reading Everett’s Birth Story (Part 2)
One of the best notes that I had read was to really take time to enjoy the moments between the contractions. I thought about celebrating their birthday a year from then and how excited I was to plan the party. I thought about seeing their little face and holding them for the first time. I thought about all of the women around the world birthing with me at the same time and how incredible it was to be a part of the circle of life. Although the pain was intense when I was contracting it was just such a beautiful thing to be able to experience.
The day before Mother's Day we spent the day celebrating in style with friends and family the beautiful life that is Zoe! Grandparents came from 4 different towns across SK and MB, Auntie came from Vancouver, Great Grandma who shares a birthday and turned 92 on Mother's Day even came to celebrate with us. It was a fabulous day I won't soon forget.
When someone tells you they are now carrying a human baby the size of a lego man that will grow into a watermelon within 9 short months, please do not respond with "oh, wow! ... I bet that was a surprise!". Why? because even if it was, we have enough emotions to deal with without adding in how to analyze your response
Did you know I was watching? I've watched you since I was a little girl playing dress up in the basement.
It makes me dig deeper, it get's me closer to His words and it makes me re-read it more than I would otherwise. I now look FORWARD to getting in the word instead of (before) just having another thing to do.
That's normally all people tell you. How excited they are, how their partner finally felt it kick, what the nursery is going to look like, the cute clothes they've bought for their little one. But sometimes there is a whole lot more to be talked about.