Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is fast approaching! One of my favorite holidays! It's simple, a time for us all to come together as a family and EAT some delicious food! And it also reminds of us all the blessings we have in our lives! This year I have SO much to be thankful for!!!

.. Our beautiful children. All 3 healthy, smart, and thriving. They are the biggest blessings in my life and I love them so much! And soon, God willing, number four will join our family! We are super excited as the time draws near!

We have a home. A lovely home filled with love, and laughter, and good food for us to eat!

We have our health!

I have a wonderful husband who loves me and our kids so much! I feel so lucky to have met him when I was so young and we were able to start building our life together early on. We are exactly where I'd hoped we'd be at this point.

I'm thankful I get to stay home and watch my babies grow up. It's not a gift I take for granted.

My family. And my husbands family. They are all so wonderful and I'm not sure what we'd do without them!!!

My fantastic midwives! It's so hard to find the care they provide. I'm thankful for them. Truly.

So many things in my life to feel blessed by! These are just a few! What are some of the things YOUR thankful for?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I am..

So... exhausted.. I've been running at a rate that is really unsustainable. Trying to keep the house and kids immaculate, keeping up with my regular routine.. sigh... It's just been exhausting me. And sometimes I want to cry... And sometimes I do! lol. Emotional mess. Creeping up on 35 weeks now so that surely explains some of it. I need a break! Doesn't help Husam has been working crazy overtime 7 days a week. The kids and I just haven't seen him. waaah. Whining over.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Planning our Home Birth!

So I am now 32+ weeks along in this pregnancy. It's gone incredibly fast. Likely because I have the 3 other littles to chase around and take care of!! They keep me on my toes and I barely have a moment to sit all day!!

I feel ready and excited for our home birth... I have a few final things to check off the list , but for the most part we're ready to go... I still need to get a hose and connector to the shower head so we will be able to fill up the tub.. I need a tarp for under the tub... I need to have my home visit (It's coming up on the 16th) and I need to get clearance from an OB (Appt is December 12th) Other than that I have my birth kit sitting in the bedroom waiting, piles of towels folded neatly, baby blankets, baby clothes, diapers, EVERYTHING! Everything is set and waiting for the big day!

We had a class we had to take with my midwives to go over everything about the birth. It was extremely reassuring and made me feel confident in our choice to have a home birth. Hubs and I are excited to have a new born in the house once again. So tiny, precious, and new. Truly one of God's greatest gifts.

I still have in mind to blog about the difference (At least for me) between birthing with an OB and a midwife.. But I just need to find the time to sit and word it properly...

Anyways, I hope everyone is well. Trying to get better about making updates here!