Goodbye Orange Oak

I officially reached the “nesting” point in my pregnancy. As per tradition, once I made it a few weeks past the midway point and finally felt human again, I tackled a few massive projects with my newfound energy. I have done this with every pregnancy. When the sickness subsided with…

Mother’s Day

May 12, 2014 in Mother's Day, Pregnancy - 1 Comment

I never imagined at the beginning of this year that Troy would (still!) be on crutches and I would be halfway through a pregnancy by Mother’s Day. We couldn’t have survived our recent events without all of the additional mothers in our lives. Since we failed to get a family…

Hope and Heartbreak

May 7, 2014 in Fears, Pregnancy, Quotes, Trials - 8 Comments

Disclaimer: I’ve hesitated to publish this very long and most personal story. But in order to represent reality on this platform, which is a record of my family’s life, I strive to document an accurate picture of the sorrow that is amidst all of the happy and lovely in our…

Thoughts on Perspective

November 12, 2013 in Motherhood, Pregnancy, Quotes - 1 Comment

A question I often get asked now that I have three children is, “How is it having three?”  I always respond that the transition from two to three has by far been the easiest. Maybe it’s because Crew is the most low-maintenance baby on the planet. Or maybe I’m more…

I am His and He is Mine

May 9, 2013 in Crew, Motherhood, Pregnancy - 4 Comments

I have to admit that I was really worried about bonding with this baby. I had such a grueling, emotional pregnancy that left me numb towards having any sort of connection with the life growing within me. But something transformed when I held that perfect fresh-from-heaven newborn baby close to…

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