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Ready for baby

Hi everyone! I haven’t posted in awhile. I’ve been very busy with homeschool and preparing for our new arrival. I’m officially 38 weeks today, and have already been having contractions. So it could be any day now.

All of our bags are packed and we are ready to go. My husband and I have both been “nesting” so to speak. Spending the past few weeks getting the house ready for the baby.

The children are excited and so are we. I was actually hoping she was going to come this weekend, being that my husband had several days off. But babies come when they are good and ready and you really can’t rush that process.

I know it’s sort of strange but I am really looking forward to hospital food. I’m really not sure why but I am. 🙂 I will keep everyone posted.

Be blessed!

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Great News!

Ok, so I had my ultrasound yesterday!! It’s a girl! Praise God!! I wanted a girl! We already have 3 boys and two girls and we needed another girl to even us out. I’m so excited! Girls are a lot easier to shop for!!

Can’t wait to get the pinks and purples and neon colors and all the cute little girl stuff! I never really tend to hold on to things after we have a child because my thoughts are that someone else can always use these things right now; so why should I hang on to them til later. There probably are some exceptions here but for my family personally we haven’t had to face any.

So we are starting over, now the funny thing is I have a niece who is about to be 6 months old. Well her mom went girl shopping crazy for her because that was her first daughter. She has SO MUCH baby stuff it’s not even funny! There are even clothes that she never even got to wear. She was telling me these things well before I even knew what we were having. I never asked her for anything mind you, even now with us knowing that we are having a girl. Upon her finding out yesterday she texted me saying that she has ALOT of stuff to give me. Well look at God go!! He’s good at that ya know! 😉

That’s a blessing for sure and we receive it! I know some people turn their noses up at hand me downs but we certainly don’t! I will go consignment shopping real quick or go to the goodwill! I have found so many name brand clothes still new with tags or so lightly worn (if ever worn) that they look brand new!! Children grow so fast!!! If I posted some pictures of the items I’m talking about it would really blow your mind that these things were either free or purchased via consignment or goodwill!

Also, being that I teach I get a teachers discount at the goodwill which just puts the cherry on the sundae! Last time we went I was able to find some really cute clothes for myself!! Yay! 🙂

Ok, I’m going on now. I just wanted to share the wonderful news!

May the peace of God which surpasses all understanding keep your minds and hearts in Christ Jesus!

5 plus 1 equals 6!

Ok, so I’m officially 21 weeks now, which is 5 months. We find out next monday what we are having. I really hope it’s a girl because that will even us out. We will then have 3 girls and 3 boys-right now the boys are taking over! Lol 😀 If we are having a boy that will be a blessing too!

I would have to say that this is probably the healthiest pregnancy that I have had with any of my children. If only I would have known the things then that I know now. I was also heavily lacking in the dedication department which didn’t help things. All my children were healthy but my eating habits weren’t always the greatest. Thank goodness for growth right!?!

So yesterday I was talking to a very close friend of mine and we were discussing families. You would be suprised to find out how many people sort of frown upon people having large families. I’ve had people ask me during previous pregnancies if I was going to get an abortion (because in their sight I had TOO many children!). I’ve also been asked time and time again if I’m getting my tubes tied, I mean the list goes on!

I used to get extremly offended, then I would feel hurt and so on. I didn’t understand it, then God had to deal with me on some things. I had to grow a backbone and not allow peoples opinions or what they had to say to me or about me discourage me. They have no clue about my personal walk with God and the plan He has for my family.

If you only have one child or two, that’s great. Even if you don’t have any children and don’t desire children that’s ok too. God has a individual plan for all of us and it’s up to us to seek Him and His plan for us and then walk it out!

So I encourage any woman or man that is reading this post right now and that are going through what I went through. I have been on so many different types of birth control it doesn’t make any sense, we have also tried different methods of birth control to no avail. Yes, we wanted a large family but for me personally I had wanted bigger gaps between our children; but that wasn’t Gods plan for us and I soon figured that out! Lol

God sure does have a way of getting a message across to us whether if we want to receive it or not. Now with a smile on my face I can say that I have a much stronger backbone now in regards to this area of my life. I know that there will be people that come along that will need encouragement in this area just like I did. If God sends them my way I’m gonna give it to them! If God be for you, who can be against you? (Romans 8:31)

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” (Psalm 127:3)

So rejoice in the size of your family whether big or small and be joyful of the anticiption to adding to it. If that’s your hearts desire and even if you don’t feel like it is. God knows EXACTLY what He is doing and children are indeed blessings!! Treasure the moments and take what people have to say with a grain of salt!

We are gladly welcoming our 6th baby! Praise God! 😉

All About The Munchkins

For those of you that have children I’m sure you will agree with me when I say that they grow SO FAST!!!! My husband and I have five beautiful children. Two 8 year olds, a 4 and 3-year-old and a 10 month old.

It’s awesome to see them grow and have different personalities but at the same time it kinda makes you sad. My youngest will be a year in a little over a month and my 4-year-old will be turning 5 soon! Our 8 year olds will be teens in a few years-it seems really crazy saying that. Man!!  Where did the time go?

With that being said, there are going to be a long series of blogs that I’m dedicating specifically to parenting, spending time with our children, fun family games, ect.

Two things that we never get back are our words and our time. It would be nice if we could rewind time but we can’t. Time is a gift believe it or not and it’s up to us how we choose to spend it. Jobs can come and go and so can friends but outside of God our families need to be our #1 priority!!!

Do you place your family first or are they sometimes put on the back burner for other people or things? Who wants a life full of regrets, I know I don’t. Spend time with your children while you can because they don’t stay children for ever and every moment counts. If you aren’t active in your children’s life it’s never too late to put in some effort.

Take some time today and play with your kids, laugh with them and talk to them. See what’s new in their life, you’ll be glad you did. Try to dedicate at least one night a week as family night! No interruptions, just you guys!