Tagged: pregnancy

and then one day she’s here…

And then one day she’s here. And she’s absolute perfection. And sometimes I just stare at her in disbelief that I grew her inside of me. I look at her tiny, intricate eyelids and...

Noelle’s birth story

On Wednesday, August 21, I woke up at 7am to a contraction. They began coming fairly regularly. After four nights of false labor (what a trick!), I was thrilled to finally be in actual labor!...

on being ready for the next season…

It was two days before I went into labor, though I didn’t know when I would. It was two days past my due date, and I was feeling desperate…⠀ Towards the end of my...

in the waiting

We wait for her. Much like I waited for him. In this very spot where he made a promise to me four years ago, we stand with the promise of this pregnancy.⠀ Pregnancy is...

Noelle’s nursery

I sat in her nursery the other night. It was quiet. Clay was gone at class. And as I sat in that rocker and soaked in this room, I could envision her growing up...

fleeting feelings vs. unchanging God

“I, the Lord, do not change.” – Malachi 3:6 My feelings change from day to day. From hour to hour. Even from minute to minute. Especially in pregnancy with all the hormones fluctuations. It...

6 tips for pregnancy heartburn relief

I started having heartburn in my first trimester, almost immediately after finding out I was pregnant. It came and went throughout my pregnancy, but in this third trimester it’s really been intense! I wanted...

bump progression video

From the time we found out we were pregnant, we began taking weekly “bump photos.” I’ve always been one who has loved photos as a way to remember. And this journey is one I...

homemade belly butter

One of my symptoms in my second and third trimesters — third trimester especially — has been an itchy belly! With baby girl growing quickly, my belly has been expanding rapidly. And with much...

our maternity photos

I can’t wait to meet this sweet baby girl. I am so grateful for these photos. They are a celebration of her life, this gift from God, and this miracle of His good design....