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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Archive for the ‘Pregnancy’ Category

The Reveal

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

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Gender Reveal parties are all the rage these days. While I was not going to have a party with 100 guests I did want to have a little fun with telling the babies about their new baby brother. As they’ve gotten older this is such exciting news for them. With Martha it was PINK Twizzlers and for Josephine I used PINK frosting inside cupcakes so I wanted to come up with another plan this time.

On the 24th we went in for a 21 week ultrasound. Thankfully everything was measuring as should be and baby was growing perfectly. He was quite wiggly but happily we were able to find out the one other thing we wanted to know.

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He Opens His Hand

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

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Finally one more update here. We rejoice in God’s gift of life! He has honored me with the privilege of once again carrying a child. Today I am 23 weeks along with our new SON! It’s a miracle to me to experience this blessing another time. One I have met with joy and fear since the moment we knew. So far everything has gone very well, all healthy and growing just as he should.

We look forward to early February to finally meet this baby face to face.

“You give to them, they gather it up; You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.” Psalm 104:28

Let It Be To Me

Monday, January 15th, 2018

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It started with the counter top. It was something I hadn’t done in 9 years of our marriage. I started to put away some of the baby bottles. I left some of the bigger ones out for Josephine. I also weeded out the sippy cups, we only need a few now. The corner that for 9 years has been designated for bottles, bottle nipples, bottle brushes, sippy spouts and lids was suddenly just one box of an assortment of plastic items.

I look around at all the other baby things I’ve started to put away. The bouncers, the new Pac N Play, the tiny socks. All the things no baby needs right now.

There was a time in my life several years ago when I was so ready to clear the counter top. So tired of sorting and putting away tiny little socks. And really over stumping my toe on the dang bouncer! I looked forward to that day. I think mostly because I didn’t think it would come so soon.

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What His Discerning Love Hath Sent

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

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I’ve haven’t written about losing two more of our children. I did post on the days we lost them, HERE and HERE, because I wanted to mark those days but my heart was too heavy for words. And really what do you say when you know the life you’re carrying has passed away? I was about 5 weeks along with our 10th baby and then also with our 11th.

I don’t have many words, but I will share what I wrote about their names, why we named them as we did.

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