Friday, May 31, 2013

At the moment I am.....

Loving: That my sweet baby girl took over an hour nap today. She had a play date today with one of her new friends Charles. (Strangely all of her friends are boys...) It was really nice to take an hour to refresh, and do some reading and writing and it was really nice to have a well rested baby. :)
 Reading:  Revelations I have felt led recently to start reading it and it's starting to become one of my favorites because it's very prophetic! I'm also reading Andrew Wommacks "A Believers Authority" And Elizabeth George's "A mom after God's Own Heart" And also I've just started "Desperate" by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson. :)

Learning: To give Jesus my life to the fullest. Lacking nothing and giving Him everything until there is nothing left of me! I want my life to be all about Him and I want this life I live to be for the glory of God alone!
Trying to: Start vlogging but the days just pass by so fast I feel as though I don't have time.. But soon I will make time! It's something I'm really feeling led to do.

Wishing: I knew how to make a button with a grab box.. I'm still trying to make one after trying a million times haha! Somehow instructions haven't been working for me quite yet lol
Excited for: Life and everything God has planned for this life I live. Experiencing Evelynne grow into the woman God has created her to be, watching her worship Jesus and leading people into such a deep Worship something I knew she would do since I was carrying her, I'm excited to see where God is going to take this blog, my writings, and my dreams, excited to be married to my husband for the rest of my life. I'm excited to live life to it's fullest. To God be the glory!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Three things Thursday! 3 hated foods.

 It's Thursday! So, once again I'm linking up with TTT! Come join in all the fun. :)
three things Thursday
 For 3 Things Thursday this weeks topic is...

3 Things You Hate to Eat.

1. Raw sushi. I know some of you probably think I'm crazy for saying I don't like raw sushi because I know a lot of people who love it! I for one have not yet found any kind of sushi that I liked. And the idea of eating raw fish kinda reminds me of this guy...

It's too bad though! Because Sushi looks awfully pretty at times. And my husband loves it!

2. Liver.. It's gross! Def on my hate list. My parents used to make me eat it when I was a kid to boost up my iron. But every time I put up a fight. It was so nasty!!

3. Mushrooms.. My husband loves fried mushrooms but I hate them with deep hatred!

What three foods are on your hate list?

If you're a Mama don't forget to come back this Wednesday for our next Mommy 5 link up! After Wednesday Sarah and I will be hosting this Link up every other Wednesday instead of once a  Month.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A delivery that took place 6 months ago.. Part two

These last couple of days felt like weeks. I wanted to meet my daughter and I no longer wanted to wait!
And Saturday finally came along. It was mine and Leon's last day to ourselves and we quite enjoyed it. That's a bonus about having an induction because you know without a doubt your baby's coming that day you planned.

That night Leon and I were watching a Disney movie. I was actually going to the bathroom to put on something sexy for one last round before baby. But as I did that a bunch of blood appeared. I guess you could say I was pretty freaked out at this moment.

I ran and grabbed Leon and we called the hospital. And of course they told us to come in right away!

After they checked to see if everything was okay they figured out I was in a early stage of labor. So they gave me two options. 1. Go home take a bath and come back tomorrow or 2. Get things started tonight and have a baby by morning. And of course my answer was 2. I didn't wanna go home empty handed!

It was a long night. Full of pain, hand grabbing, epidurals, shots, and the feeling of wanting to scream. All I wanted at this point was a warm bath. But that wasn't going to happen. But even though I was in more pain that night then I have ever experienced I was more joyful and excited than anything. I was gonna meet my daughter very soon, the little lady I have been waiting for. This is the moment I have been dreaming about.

Finally around 9:00 Am I was ready to push! I started pushing around 9:10 and we had a beautiful baby girl at 9:45 pm..

She was finally here and more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. Every hair on her head, her toes, fingers, her birth mark on her back. Everything. Anybody who says they don't believe in love at first sight has never been a parent. Because when my eyes first saw this little angel my heart was filled with only love.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A delivery that took place 6 months ago..

One thing I have learned and accepted from Motherhood is that things never go as planned. At least not all the time. My labor and delivery went totally different than I expected. And life ever since has been unexpected (Like today when Evelynne decided to pee all over her changing table before I could get her diaper on.) Yep, One unexpected beautiful life!

Did I mention I was almost three weeks late before they finally decided to induce me!? Yep, wasn't expecting that! haha. Anyways here's the story of when our precious angelic baby girl was born into this world.

Evelynne's original due date was November 9th 2012. And when that day came and went without a sign of labor or even pressure I was discouraged. I think I even cried. They say your baby is never born on the estimated Birth date but I think secretly all us mom's are hopeful. At least this Mama was!

So, time went by and went by. I got so desperate I drunk that oil stuff that's supposed to soften your cervix.. Boy I was that desperate and still nothing! I drunk raspberry tea daily and even tried that oil more than once.

Normally I'm a really patient person. But I was seriously trying to rush things because I had planned on giving birth to Evelynne at a medical center instead of a hospital. The medical center was the closest thing to a home birth we could find. The rooms even looked like a bed room with a big tub that I was going to use for a water birth. I had my room chosen, went on all the tours and took all my notes, I even had a gift basket full of chocolate for my midwives. Only problem was if you were two week late you have to have your baby at the hospital and I was a week and a half.

 So that dream waved bye to me as I hit my two weeks late date and still no sign.. I really think I cried there!
My gift basket for Joan.
A pregnant woman with a sugar rush!!

I was so disappointed. I was comfortable with my Mid wife, I loved my chosen Victorian bedroom with the huge comfy tub. I was so comfortable there.

Days came and went as my face book and texts messages piled up asking me "When are you having your baby"  Geeese people I wish I knew at this point! Haha

The week Thanksgiving took place my Mid wife Joan and I decided to start a natural induction that was supposed to soften me up and help me go into a natural labor. The process was so painful because every time they had to check to see if I was dilated. It is not a fun process..

On our way to our last check up (The day before Thanksgiving) It started out as any other day. Leon and I got into the car and headed to the hospital. Hoping this last one would work. I was positive we were gonna have a Thanksgiving baby. As we were about to turn into the hospital a car came and hit the passengers side (my side) of the car. The man who hit us was freaked out! Dropping F bombs everywhere and stuff. I'm so glad my hubby knows how to do well under pressure because I sure didn't. Thankfully the man calmed down after he found out their was a woman with child in the car. I really thank God that nobody was hurt. I was really shaken up though! I was so late in my pregnancy but thankfully Evie was moving like crazy right after the accident so the enemy couldn't even try to tell me she was hurt. I did have a headache though! And because of that everyone treated me like every bone in my body was broken.

This was our longest stay at the hospital. We were there for over four hours because they wanted to keep me on the monitor just to make sure my little girl's blood pressure was okay. And it was! All I can say about that night was God was really looking out for us. It could have been much worse. Our car was totaled, my really nice sweater got a hole in it. But no one was hurt. Not even a bruise. God is forever with us!
And no, I didn't get a picture of our totaled car. I was so heart broken by the fact we had to get rid of our lovely car and too pregnant  to get up and snap it!

Before we left we finally decided to schedule an induction. And it was set for that Sunday November 25th.

To be continued....... 

I really hope you all had a wonderful memorial day and that all of you ladies and gentlemen received lots of handshakes and attention like you should every day for serving our country! I am forever grateful for your sacrifice! X0x0
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Monday, May 27, 2013

Half a year

I can't believe my little love is half a year old! Six months on Saturday. I know I say that every month, but this month is taking it to a new level well, because she's half a year old!

 It's been half a year of cuddles, laughing and unconditional love. I honestly never thought I could love a little person so much. It's so easy. I just love her so much. and this little one is always on my mind. Even after a tiring day I still long for her after she's sleeping on her tummy with her bum in the air, sucking her little thumb. My heart longs to be with her and cuddle with her a little more.Because I know she's growing and that will never stop. She won't always be relying on me for everything, or even want to sit on my lap and cuddle. I will miss it dearly but I am very excited and blessed that God has given me the opportunity to watch this little girl grow.

At 6 Months Evelynne is:
Sitting up perfectly.
Gives kisses (Sometimes)
Babbling much more often.
Standing on all fours and almost crawling which turns into jumping with all fours. (Eventually she'll get to where she wants to go. 
Eating more and more solids including small pieces of actual food.
Laughing at everything.
Loving to be read too!

Evelynne growing up has become a deeper  reality when we met our little cousin for the first time! Evelynne looks like a giant compared to little Miss Natalie! To think that 6 months ago I was holding Evie that size.
Photo: Look how big my Evie is compared to her little cousin?? It's just a reality that they really do grow up!  Loving the get together with my ladies, Panera Bread, and four little munchkins! ;) Melony Leidner
Happy 6 Months beautiful! God has blessed us abundantly. <3

Over coffee. (Encouragement to a beautiful pregnant momma)

If I were having coffee with you today, I would give you this HUGE awkward hug that none Pregers and Pregers are known to give each other. I'd ask you "How are you doing and feeling"  I'd also ask you if you had any amazing sonogram pictures to show me.. I'd even treat you to some Decaf coffee with a pastry. :)

Evelynne's Sonogram picture.
If I were having coffee with you, I'd tell you how beautiful you looked even if you were wearing sweats. Because that new momma glow looks radiant on you!

I would tell you how excited I am about your pregnancy and how I've been praying for you. And that I can't wait to see what God has planned for this precious life that He's created inside you!
Me at 39 weeks
 I would ask how you were feeling knowing that your day is coming up real soon? Sooner than you even realize. The day you will be holding this little life that you have carried for nine months. It's so exciting!

I would ask you if you've had any crazy dreams yet? And than I would fill you in and tell you about my crazy dreams when I was pregnant. The crazy dream when my Grandmother was Pregnant, and the dream of when Panera Bread wouldn't give me my food because they said it wasn't mine.. When I knew it was!!.. (That dream even made me wake up mad!) It's so funny what pregnancy does to you!

 If I were having coffee with you, I would tell you not to worry about anything. Sometimes it's hard to not be afraid or to worry when you have a little life that you love and adore to protect. There's so many things the enemy tries to fill our heads with just so that we will live in fear. But I will remind you that perfect love casts out fear and that Jesus gave us that perfect love when He died on the cross for us! So that we will be made whole. I would tell you that God has major plans for this youngster of yours and don't the the enemy tell you otherwise.

I would tell you that your baby is created to live and declare the works of The Lord. And that your little blessing is beautifully and wonderfully made with nothing missing and nothing lacking.

I would tell you that Jesus is with you every pregnant and momma step of the way and that there is nothing to be feared. <3

If I were having coffee with you, I would tell you that Evelynne has been so active lately and that she was actually trying to get into things today! I really believe I have my work cut out for me. I wonder what God has planned for this little lady of curiosity and determination? I can't wait to see!
If I were having coffee with you, I would tell you that I love you! & that we momma's are meant to look out for each other. I would encourage you to call or text me whenever you needed a lift of Spirit!

I would tell you to brace yourself because once you hold your sweet child in your arms. Your life will never be the same! Xoxo

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