Happy, happy Thursday!! I am sooooo excited to share my maternity pictures! I was so worried I would not get them done before the baby came and well….. look at all this time I have left!!
UPDATE on the baby!! I am for sure being induced on Monday morning, we have to call at 5:30am and see if there is a bed. I am still hoping and praying that somehow he comes on his own. My due date is not until November 10 and I asked my dr. please can I just let it go………. don’t be induced at all. He is not comfortable with that, so induction it is. Too many risks with the cord, and the placenta tearing. I will be honest, that has been rough to accept. I really wanted to go on my own with this baby. Knowing this is the last is so bittersweet. Ready to be done being pregnant and sad to know this is the last time. So, please keep me in your prayers maybe somehow he will come on his own in the next few days!!
Okay so maternity pictures!! Cute little Emma took them for me! I think she did a super job! She is very good at making me relax, I tend to get nervous with my picture being taken. I can not believe how grown up she is! Pretty amazing when I realize my oldest child is taking pictures of me pregnant with our youngest…. makes me feel like crying a little. I guess I am just a weepy mess!
Here they are in no particular order!! Haha!
Gotta love a cardigan! I think that was/is one of my most favorite clothing pieces! I am not sure if I love this outfit, I am so tired of those jeans! They have been my go to pair and look like it! Too late to redo pictures so oh well, but hopefully these turned out cute enough!!
Our youngest! Wow!! Mike looks great! He always says ” I look fabulous for having 8 kids!” Makes people laugh every time!
Me and Ms. Emma, yes she is taller than me!! Crazy!! I love her so very much and every time I think about being a mom, she is my first thought. Emma made me a mom…. How wonderful and amazing! And every sweet baby that has come into our lives has blessed us more than we/I could imagine. I am so grateful.
As I prepare for this baby, I am humbled. Humbled to be able to have even one baby, much less eight. Humbled that the Lord has entrusted me with so many children. Humbled to have married a man who is willing to have eight children and all the financial costs that come with a large family. Humbled that my body has been healthy and well enough to carry 8 children to term. I have had three miscarriages in the past and they were hard and heartwrenching and at the same time, wonderful experiences , they taught me that I know my Heavenly Father loves me, that carrying a baby is a gift and a miracle. I have been blessed with that miracle of carrying full term 7 times and about to be 8. Wow….
I pray all goes well with the labor and birth, if it doesn’t I am grateful for the knowledge that families are forever. That gives me peace. So, as scared as I am, and I am always scared before delivery, I know it will be okay! I can do this!
So for the next few days, I will try to take it easy, (that will not happen) I will try to rest, ( again probably won’t happen) I will get some more things done, freeze some more meals maybe, try to do some organizing and hope he comes on his own!
I will keep you updated! So much love to you guys! thank you for sharing this amazing journey with me!!
I love how excited kids are to get dressed for Halloween
I love how excited Mike gets!! He can be worse than the kids!
Deep cleaned the fridge! ahhhh feels good!
all the texts you all have sent, thank you again!
The waiting… as exhausting as it is, what a blessing to be having a baby!