Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Thought I would give a quick update since delivery :) Our girl is starting to grow and I think she's finally putting some weight on. At her one week check up she had not gained any weight since leaving the hospital. I felt she wasn't doing well during our nursing sessions so I started pumping (moan!) I've been giving her my pumped milk all week and she just gobbles it down!! Now that she is more alert and the jaundice is mostly gone, I'm hoping to try to go back to nursing her without having to pump (we'll see how she does). I think she just likes using me more as a pacifier than anything. I'm praying we can get this nursing thing down together!!

 I had a rough first week and a half. I started getting severe pain and had a fever after 7 days. We went to the doctor and I think things are finally getting back to normal :) I will go for a CAT scan on my abdomen in July to check on my distasis recti. It gets a little worse with each pregnancy, but the doctor did not feel any hernia developing.

 We have actually started back into our new school year. Crazy I know after less than 2 weeks, but the kids are excited about it. We will start slow (doing maybe 1/2 days) and work our way up to a full day. Our 9 year old (who should be entering grade 4) will only need a few months to finish grade 4 completely before starting into 5th grade. Our 6 yr old is starting grade 2, and our 4 yr old will be learning more phonics and developing his reading skills.

 Other than that, we are adjusting to our new days, our new schedule. I can already see that I need to become MORE organized in order to accomplish feedings, chores, school, etc. I can see some charts in my future!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Cousin pic

We had some cousins visit for the weekend to meet their newest cousin, so we couldn't let the visit go by without trying to get a picture!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Updated pics

We go for our first appointment tomorrow. Looking forward to meeting our new doctor. She is still somewhat jaundice and lethargic. I find the first couple weeks so hard trying to wake them up for feedings etc..... Hopefully we'll have a good report for her weight. She is still in preemie outfits (size 5lbs). It's hard getting pics with her eyes open because her wakeful period is during the night :) She sleeps ALL day!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Baby debute

Here are some photos of our newest member :)

Friday, April 13, 2012

She's here!

We as so thankful for the safe arrival of Kayzia Anneliese! Born, Thursday the 12th at 8:25pm weighing 6 lbs 12 oz and 20.5 in.
As soon as we are home, I'll be sure to post some pictures :)
Thank you for all your prayers on our behalf!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The plan

Our plan is to go into the hospital tomorrow morning for an induction at 6am. They may need to start off with Cervidal (which is a 12 hr process) before giving the pitocin to bring on contractions. So we could have baby girl Thursday evening or Friday morning. I know one person who is routing for Friday morning!! Please pray for me as I have come down with a cold :( Hubby had it last week and last night it hit me. I'm hoping this won't complicate the delivery in any way. Right now it is very mild so hopefully it will stay that way.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Early birthday present

So hubby was thinking really hard.....what to get me for my birthday :) I think he went all out this year don't you!!
No really.....God enabled us to get a 'family' sized van just in time for baby #5's arrival. We have been praying for an opportunity to get a bigger van that will fit the kids better than our white 'sardine' version we currently have. A couple weeks back we tried fitting all the car seats in our smaller vehicle and it was really, REALLY cramped!! God brought this vehicle to our attention just in time!! We are so thankful to this answer to prayer and have enjoyed the spacious ride today. Here are a few pics of the inside. I love it!

The 'Beast' - 10 passenger bucket seating

front seats

3 bucket seats behind driver/passenger

2 bucket seats in the middle

3 more bucket seats along the back

Saturday, April 7, 2012

I think I can....

Eight more days to go.....oh boy! (I mean girl!) These last - hopefully few- days left are sure wearing me out. I am so ready for her to be here :) Praying that she comes sooner than later.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

bird name

I found the name of this bird! It is a brown headed cowbird. I like to try and identify new birds we see and learn a little about them. He (or another one) came back to the feeder today and the kids thought it was so pretty. Now we know!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Thank you for all your prayers! Baby is head DOWN!!! (well, for now....hahah) The technician says she looks pretty cramped in there so we pray she will stay down until delivery. My blood pressure has been fine this pregnancy, so the doctor is going to let me go into labor on my own (that is the plan for now). I'm hoping she won't go too far past her due date so hopefully within the next week and a half we will see her!
Thank you Lord for hearing and answering this prayer! We pray for a smooth delivery and healthy baby girl soon!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Budget awful!!

Remember how I posted about the Budget Travel magazine....they were letting voters choose the top 15 places to take your kids this summer.

Remember how I told you about how the atheists were trying to get the Creation Museum kicked off the list.

Remember how I told you that in the end, Creation Museum was voted NUMBER ONE by the public.

They have officially posted their top 15 places!

You guessed it! They decided NOT to put the Creation Museum in their top 15!
Here is the link to their article.,8480/?page=1


Hubby got me a bird feeder as an early birthday present from the kids. Since our due date is right around my birthday, the kids wanted to make sure we celebrated all together. I've been trying to capture some good photos but with little people rushing to the window yelling 'bird, bird!!' they seem to fly away before I get my shot :) Here are a few that I have so far....I need to look up some of them for their names.