Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Still waiting!

 7 weeks left till' Baby B #5 gets here!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012


28 week check up went well.  Baby looks good and appears to be a big baby... or else my dates are wrong!!  Bones are measuring 2 weeks ahead and the baby weighs around 2 lbs, 15 ozs... that's in the 87th percentile!!  That said, I am wondering if I will make it all the way through September!  We didn't get to see Baby's face today as Baby was sleeping snug as a bug!!  We did get to see lots of hair, a pretty spine, and organs that all appear to be in great working order! We are so thrilled that all of the ultrasounds have continued to show growth, working organs, and no markers!!!  My nerves were put to the test when the bloodwork came back in so different than with the last 3 pregnancies but I am thankful that the ultrasounds are showing us working organs.  I get very flustered when I hear people say oh, I want a boy or I want a girl... what ever happened to wanting a baby that's compatable with life!?!  Thank you Lord for organs that work!

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Six. Six years. Today marks six years since I gave birth to my first baby, my sweet Hope Noelle. It’s hard to believe 6 years really have passed since we realized that the precious baby girl we had grown to love and know as our first born, that I carried for months in my womb, really wasn’t coming home with us. Six years. Six years since I saw her face, since I held her in my arms, since her tiny ...heart stopped beating. Six years since we spent one hour with her as her parents here on Earth. But in that hour and in the weeks leading up to her birth and untimely her death, Hope changed me to my core. She didn't even weigh one pound but we got one hour. Sixty minutes. 3,600 seconds. And in that hour, she taught me what love really is… when you love someone without judgment and prejudices. She taught me that being different is ok. She taught me unconditional love. I am thankful that my heart aches because I miss her, not because I watch her in pain. I am so thankful that she isn’t here suffering. I know in my soul that she is in Heaven running and playing. I pray that she is having so much fun that her time there only seems like seconds without her Daddy and I there and when the time comes many years from now when we will see her again, I pray she won’t even have noticed all the years that have passed… that she will just look over her shoulder and we will be there. So I ask of you to just take one hour. Just one hour. Take one hour out of your day today and spend it with your children. Listen to them, tell them you love them, and hug them a little tighter. You cannot imagine how fast that hour will pass. Happy sixth birthday Hope Noelle. You are missed beyond measure.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Spending the day with the cutest FOUR year old I know!
Blessed BEYOND measure to be her Mama!
My cup runneth over baby girl, my cup runneth over.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

We survived!!

Shewh, we survived the first year of having 3 babies in less than 3 years!  It's been a good ride! Happy happy first birthday P-Neal!! 

Monday, September 12, 2011


This is the face of one happy mama.
This is the face of one happy three year old!
This is the face of one happy two year old!
This is the face of one happy 7 month old!
Blessed. So very very blessed.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Summer 2011

Weeds! They are growing like weeds!
Shewh, what a busy summer this one has been! Beach trips, family trips, beach trips, pool trips, beach trips... yep, lots of road time! This summer has been a bitter sweet one. While it has been a fun one with the children, it has been a very sad one for our family. My father in law passed away almost 2 weeks ago and his loss is a crushing blow to our family. He was a one of a kind that will never be forgotten. We love you Randy and will miss you dearly.
G-Man with Grandpa Randy
County Lake Road was a great adventure when we were at Grandpa and Gram's house!
G-Man playing in the pool, he loves the water! And his sister, yep. She loves it too!