Sunday, January 24, 2010

Celebrating MY Pregnancy

One of the best ways to celebrate a special occasion in your life is through photographs. I had the privilege of having one of the best photographers in the DFW area take my maternity pictures--Elizabeth Boyce at

Elizabeth is truly a wonderful photographer and a delightful person to know.Here is the link to my maternity pictures
This was the best way I could have celebrated this upcoming birth! I am so happy that I wasn't afraid of how big my belly was to have these taken.

THANK YOU Elizabeth!! You made my night!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Brian's cast!

Yesterday the boys were being a bit crazy & playing in the living room. Well, a few loud yells turned into a huge scream & some crying. Grayson accidentally pushed the sofa against Brian's wrist & hand, resulting in a 2 hour crying experience. We called the pedi. and he recommended us to come in in the morning to get an X-ray. We did & we were told that there were no fractures or breaks in the hand & finger areas. YEAH!!! Off to nursery school we went since Brian was askign for it since Grayson was dropped off at his school. A few hours later, we received a message from the pedi. saying there was a small fracture in the wrist. Off to the orthopedic specialist within 30 minutes and Brian was picking out his color for the cast. We opted for the super duper fancy waterproof version & it can be completely submerged in water without any problems...we'll see how he does for the next weeks.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

13 days and counting...

we are going to be meeting our newest baby very soon. We don't know if the baby will be a boy or a girl, neither do we truly care, but we do care about our baby being healthy and strong. This is one of the reasons we are homebirthing again. I am praying for a waterbirth also.

We planned a waterbirth with both Grayson & Brian, but for one reason or another, we weren't able to do it with their births. I have told my midwife, doula & husband that for THIS baby I am to push in the water. If I feel like getting out, that is my call.

A friend typed up a beautiful labor prayer and I am going to post that for all to read. If you ever get a minute, please pray it for our family...

My Labor Prayer

Lord, thank you for giving this new life to Dale and I
As I work to bring this child into our arms I ask the following:
Let my labor be uncomplicated, and help to me to put my trust in your design of my body to deliver this baby.
Give discernment to those who are attending me.
Give me energy and peace.
Give me comfort when it hurts.
Help me to allow your presence at the birth by reminding me that this process of labor is a form of prayer and worship and designed by you, it is not just pain with no purpose.
And since I am asking for things Lord, here are a few more bonus requests:
I ask for a labor that I can be an active part of and be able to tolerate with with joy.
I ask everyone will get here in time.
I pray that Dale will be at peace.
I ask that I won’t have any need to transfer and can have the home birth I desire.
I ask that my older children will adjust and love their new sibling.
Most of all I ask that our baby will be healthy and that we are prepared to raise another child to grow to love You, no matter what happens at this child’s birth.