makenzi’s birth story


Our precious Makenzi Hannah James was born Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:21am at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK. She was 6lbs 15oz and 20 inches long. She arrived via scheduled c-section, as perfectly and easily as we prayed she would! We left home at 4:30 to arrived at 5am as we were scheduled. It snowed giant, beautiful snowflakes the entire way to the hospital. All was calm on that perfect morning, even mama's heart and nerves. We arrived and they immediately got to work. I … [Read more...]

life is so very sweet.


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waiting for baby


Baby M will be here tomorrow. Go ahead and let that sink in a bit. Doesn't it just seem like yesterday that I was announcing our pregnancy? It sure seems like it to me. The past 9 months have flown by. This was my easiest pregnancy, but also at times the hardest because of being so exhausted. It's just a different thing going into having a third baby. You know what's coming, you're used to the exhaustion. It's just so very different this time around. I'm so thankful for this precious girl. … [Read more...]

on my heart

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I've had a tough time recently with the end of this pregnancy. I'm chasing two adorable little girls around, and it has taken a toll on carrying a baby. The days are long, and my patience is short. We are counting down the days to the end (quite literally, we have a countdown chain!) and I'm anxious to be done. But in these last few weeks, I've started to question myself. Can I actually do this? Will it be more than I can handle? As I cried over a plate of brownies last weekend, and cried out … [Read more...]

and then your heart explodes…again.

zo birth

I remember in the days, weeks and months before Zoey was born that I had one fear. A fear that I wouldn't connect with my 2nd daughter. That my heart wasn't big enough, that I wouldn't know how to love her like I did my first born. I worried that my first would always hold the key to my heart, and I wouldn't be able to duplicate that key to pass along to her sibblings. Man, oh man was I ever wrong.  This time as I sit here anxiously awaiting sister #3, I'm anxious not for if I have enough … [Read more...]

write on the end

the girls

I'm struggling to find the words. I sit to write, and nothing comes out. I'm exhausted and overwhelmed. My parents kept the girls this weekend for us so we had some time to rest. That was glorious. If only I hadn't had to get up to pee every hour, it would have been REALLY amazing. I've needed rest, but it's hard to get. I just don't know how to form the words. What the end of this pregnancy means to me. How do I write on what the end means, when I don't really know? We don't know what … [Read more...]

how did that happen?

jan 2013

How did three years fly by THAT fast? This time in 2010, I was hugely pregnant with my first baby. I was totally unsure of what was ahead for us, and clueless about how my world was about to be completely rocked. The last 3 years have been incredible. Life changing. Extremely difficult. Rewarding. Wonderful. I've been a little emotional this week over my first born. The sweet baby that made me a mommy. She is growing up so fast, and blowing my mind with how brilliant, beautiful and … [Read more...]

the final month


We are now within a month of meeting sweet Baby M! 30 days until we see her tiny little face. Until we kiss those little fingers and toes. Until we see if she looks exactly like her sisters, or maybe gets a bit more from her daddy than his ears and eyes. In the scope of things, that may seem like no time at all. But to a woman that is 9 months pregnant with a 2 year old and 1 year old it's an eternity. It feels like the next 4 weeks will drag by endlessly. I feel like every time I sit at the … [Read more...]


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