Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Monday, May 20, 2013

7 Weeks

7 Weeks ago today we were not so patiently waiting for our precious Annaliese to arrive. My water broke on Easter Sunday at 7 in the evening. We just assumed we would have a baby in a few hours, but that did not happen. Monday morning we decided to walk and try some herbs and tinctures to get my labour going. After a few hours of walking I was exhausted and needed some sleep. I layed down for about and hour and then was awakened by a very strong contraction. Things were finally beginning to happen 20 hours after my water broke. I still felt in my heart that something was not right, it was just not like any of my other labours. I had my midwife check me and she said that the baby was so high she couldn't even feel her head. I just felt like she was not positioned right and I still don't know if that was the case. I don't know what time I started pushing but after 45 minutes I knew something was not right and so did the midwife. She checked me again and found that I had a huge cervical lip that was very swollen. She tried to get the swelling down with ice and I had to breath through contractions with out pushing. I did this for about 20 minutes but was beginning to get delirious. This is when I decided I needed to go to the hospital. The drive only took 15 minutes but it seemed like and eternity. By the time I got checked in, examined and comfortable, we found out that there was meconium and that I was only a 9. Now we had to wait and pray that my body and the baby would cooperate for me to have a vaginal birth. It was 9:30 p.m. and the doctor was not happy that it had been over 24 hours since my water broke, but she was willing to wait and let me try to do this vaginally. We waited and baby was not cooperating very well so we prayed. The Lord granted our request and at 1:01 A.m. Annaliese was born. She was not breathing and she was completely limp I could not believe this was happening. Again the Lord was gracious and I heard them say we have a heart rate of 100, then a couple of seconds later I heard that most glorious sound that every mother longs to hear, her first CRY. What a beautiful sound that was. With in 5 minutes my daughter was laid on my chest and she was beautiful and healthy. She weighed 10 lbs and was 21 inches long. She did have a broken clavicle but that was nothing I was just thankful to be holding her. What a mighty God we serve.
Annaliese Joy her first day of life.

Friday, May 17, 2013

4 weeks

Here is Annaliese when she is 4 weeks old. She is now 6 weeks so I am just a few weeks behind on posting. We love her and are so grateful we have been blessed with her.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Easter 2013

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Saturday, April 6, 2013


We are enjoying this little blessing as she grows everyday. We are so thankful for this beautiful gift sent by God.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

She Has Arrived

Our sweet little bundle of Joy has arrived. Annaliese Joy was born on April 2nd at 1:01 a.m.. Long hard labor but in the end we were blessed with a beautiful 10 lb baby girl  who is perfect and healthy. She does have a broken clavicle but that will heal in a couple of weeks. We as a family are rejoicing.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I can't Believe It Has Been So Long

 Wow I can't believe it has been 5 weeks since I have blogged. During those 5 weeks we have been sick and trying to get ready for the new baby. We had some visitors surprise our daughters the middle of Feb.We all had a wonderful time. These girls are not just friends to us they are family. It was so sweet of them to come and visit. We miss them so much and can't wait until May when we can see them again.

 We had a couple of birthdays in our house. Brecken Turned 9 On Feb. 26th. She was so excited when she saw her new bike. She rides it in the basement almost everyday.
 This little guy also had a birthday. I can't believe he is 2. I really do not know where the time  has gone.

I also wanted to share that we had our dear friends the Williams visit us the beginning of Feb. They have 7 children so it is always a house full when we all get together. We haven't seen them in over a year but you would think it was just yesterday. It is great to have friends like that.

So now I sit and wait for this little one to come.16 days left but who's counting. I am getting really excited and can't wait to hold and cuddle another little one. Maybe the next time I post it will be announcing the birth of our little one, or maybe it will just be to say that we are still waiting.

Friday, February 1, 2013

8 Weeks Left

Wow I can't believe I only have 8 weeks until we meet our little girl. I am getting really excited and can't wait to hold her. This has been a pretty uneventful pregnancy which is always nice. I am to the point where I can't sleep very well at night but I am not to the point of being totally uncomfortable.

Not much happening in our house. We are just pushing through our school. Got a late start this year with the move. Really did not start until Nov, so we are trying to just do one day at a time and not feel overwhelmed. I am going to try and do school up until I have the baby, we only have one snag that may cause us to take a break. My oldest has to have oral surgery and get a full new set of braces on the middle of March so we might take a couple of days off then so we can take care of her. She had braces already but they were removed to early with a tooth that never came up so we will be having surgery to pull the tooth up and then at the same time have her wisdom teeth pulled so I think she will need some days off. The lesson we have learned from this is to set our foot down when we feel something is not being done right. I knew those braces should not come off but the ortho told me it would be fine. Expensive lesson to learn but we are committed to taking care of every area of our children's lives, spiritual, physical, mental, etc.

Hopefully my next post won't take me 2 months to write. God Bless may you all have a Blessed Week.