DFS: The Arrival

Michael and I are pleased to announce that our son, Sam, arrived this week.

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She named him Samuel, saying, “Because I asked the Lord for him.” (1 Samuel 1:20)

We are over the moon excited and completely exhausted. In anticipation of this event, I filmed a video early that ties up the Dear Future Self/Pregnancy Update videos.

Basically, I’m going to go on a hiatus from social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc) and from blogging for the rest of this month. The plan is to come back the first full week of June, unless it’s still a little too crazy and in that case, I will still probably let you guys know what’s going on with a short post that first week of June. And coming back may only be a post a week for a while, building back up to a regular schedule as I gradually get into the swing of things. No worries, I’m giving myself a lot of grace and space for this process.

I hope you all have a wonderful month of May. Due to the hiatus, I may not be able to respond right away to comments, but just know that I’m so grateful for all of you. Now I need to go snuggle a baby. Talk to you in June!

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DFS: Week 35 and Some Anxiety Rears Its Ugly Head

I know that I’ve been anxious through most of this pregnancy, but this week just seemed to hit a peak.  The place I struggle with it the most, which I mention a little bit in my video is putting this nursery together.  There are so many memories I have of working on registries and the nursery in my other pregnancies, and I think that kind of tipped the scale this week.  I can literally walk into the nursery, look at everything in there, and experience a complete creativity block having no idea what I want it to look like.  I know it will come together eventually, so I’m just taking it one step at a time.

DFS: Week 33 and The Calm After the Storm

This week, other than the ultrasound appointment, there isn’t much to share.  As far as my stress levels, I have good days and bad days.  While in most pregnancies, women can breathe a sigh of relief after a certain point, my stress just seems to get a little higher.  With the umbilical cord placement and the fact that they still don’t have any idea why my other two pregnancies ended the way they did, all I can do is take each day as it comes with faith and the knowledge that God isn’t leaving my side anytime soon.

DFS: Week 32 and a Trip to the Hospital

So, there wasn’t a blog post on Wednesday, and this was why.

I apologize ahead of time for the lack of energy in this video.  This has been quite an unexpected week.  I edited so many “umms” and moments where I just stared off into space.  But I’m looking forward to a restful weekend and more information next week!