Guilt sucks. Because it creeps in so slowly and steadily, sometimes you don't even notice. Peace is awesome. Because it overwhelms your heart and calms your every thought.
I am at risk for pre-term labour. Which I guess will feel different than a normal 'on time' labour, so I have a list of things to be on the look out for. I have begun the dilating process, and because I am only 30 weeks, obviously we don't want the baby to come out anytime soon!
We have had our next ultrasound and are excited to say that things are looking GREAT! Baby is a whopping 502 grams, the baby is still in breech position but everything looks healthy. Oh and it's a ...
As people commented on my FB and IG posts things that have been said to them, my heart sank for a lot of these women. Pregnancy is an incredible time in your life. Some people love it, and others really don't. Adopting is a hard process and so rewarding. Fostering takes your whole heart and soul and strength. PLEASE, friends, be careful what you say to us new moms of all kinds!
When the Devil tries to tear you down, you have 2 options, my friends. 1) Let him destroy you or 2) Let God destroy him. You always get to choose what attitude you are going to have in a situation. Let it pick at you and make you grumpy towards the world, or see what you can learn from it, what can you be thankful for, and not let him get into your mind.
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