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Our Son’s Birth Story

Full of surprises. This kid sure has given us a bunch already! First, we didn’t know we were expecting until I was 15 weeks along – over a third of the way done. No symptoms beyond being tired, and um, with a growing and active toddler, that was life! I’d taken a pregnancy test in … Continue reading »

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For my Amelia, at six months old

(Of course, Amelia, you know Amelia isn’t your real name. I’ll tell you about cyber security someday.) Congratulations, Amelia! You made it to six months! Whoop whoop! So, Mommy isn’t great at journaling. She doesn’t scrapbook, and you don’t have a baby book. I’m sorry. What I can offer you is a bazillion iPhone pictures … Continue reading »

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Baby Elwood: A Birth Story

Note: this post contains some frank details of the birthing process. Not insanely graphic, but there’s no way of getting around how we all end up in this world. So, if that kind of stuff bothers you, might want to skip this post! Nothing like the adventure of giving birth! We are now in the … Continue reading »

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We Thought You’d Be Here By Now

Some things about this pregnancy business haven’t surprised me, like the fact that I have been able to successfully learn to fall asleep on my side. (I figured it would come eventually!) Some things have surprised me, like the fact that getting dressed requires intentional focus, otherwise there would be serious tipping over. One thing … Continue reading »

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Wait. Rest in Me. And have hope.

It’s been over five years since Steve and I decided it was time to start our family.¬†Five long years of doctor’s offices, medications, tests, surgery to remove endometriosis, and waiting. So much waiting. Last year or maybe even the year before, our church spent some time talking about God’s promises. One of the things we … Continue reading »

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