My Pregnancy Journey





It has come to an end…

My pregnancy journey, that is.  May of 2022 through January of 2023 were the beginning and end of this final pregnancy chapter in my life.  I will never forget how incredibly hard this last one was.  From the jump, it was different… much more difficult than my first two.  The first two were a breeze, I felt.  Not this one… not even a little bit.  Many days spent in bed, not able to physically force myself out.  Extreme fatigue.  Couldn’t eat or drink anything (even a drop of water) without the wrath of indigestion savaging my throat and chest with fire like heat.  And the pressure… down below… and labor, delivery and recovery is for the birds!  Don’t want or need to do that again!  Done.

But the funniest thing… I’m going to miss it.  I already do.  Ok, I don’t miss the bad, but I am sure going to miss the bump… and the kicks… and the sweet little hiccups… I have missed these things every time my three babies arrived.

And it will never be again.

I will cherish the twenty seven months that I was blessed with to carry my babies in my belly.  I will hold these memories dear to my heart, even though it feels as if my heart has left my body and is in the form of my beautiful children.

They are my whole world, and not a day, hour, minute, second… will go by… without me thanking God for them.  Thank you!

** As always, all credit for these photos goes to my beautiful and talented friend, Laura Gattis.**

Remington James :: Six Years Old





He’s six, y’all.  Six!

And he lost two lower teeth over the Christmas break.

My love for this boy is never ending, he truly makes my world go round.

My dear, Remington,

I wish I could bottle you up right now and keep you this age forever.  You have been my biggest supporter throughout this extremely difficult pregnancy with baby sister.  I have not been blogging much about it because I just do not have the energy to do anything extra these days, but just know that you, Remy, have been a rockstar for me.  Always hugging and kissing the bump, talking to the baby constantly, staring at her pictures with me, asking lots of questions about her… you are just the best!  And you are going to be THE BEST big brother!

I love that you are becoming a little (eensy weensy) bit more mature in life.  You are finally getting your own drinks and snacks most of the time and you are independently playing more.  You have such a fun zest for life!  I have never seen anything like it!  Today was your day and you were just so happy that it was all about you, we did every single thing your heart desired, at the times you wanted to do them.  You woke up, you told me you wanted a special breakfast of French toast sticks with Oreos, you then wanted to make sure you would be able to come to the cupcake shop with me so you could pick out the exact one you wanted, as soon as we got home we had to set up the table for the cupcakes and presents.  All presents were opened and cupcakes were devoured before lunch.  Then you had some super special alone time with Daddy where he took you to the trampoline park and y’all played uninterrupted for hours!  On the way home you got Mc Donalds, walked through door and played with all of your new Batman toys, and tonight you will be sleeping in new Batman jammies and super hero bedding on your bed!  Luckiest boy!

AND you have a “real” party next weekend!  With all your buddies!!  This preggo mama is wiped.  Done.  But I’d do it an infinite amount of times just to see that beautiful smile on your sweet little face.

I hope you know how deeply loved you are and how special you are to everyone who knows you.

I love you, my forever baby boy.