I cannot believe I am writing my second birth story. I feel like just yesterday Ellis was born, and now I am a mama of TWO! Seems so surreal. Eric said something about putting the kids to bed the other day and it kind of hits us every time we use that word… we have KIDS. It has been a crazy 4 weeks since Lawson came into our lives, … Continue reading Lawson Glenn Lipford / Birth Story
With about 5 weeks left until baby sister makes her appearance, I am trying to soak in as much of my first born as possible. Although I am kind of miserable and over being pregnant, I want to remember to embrace these last few weeks. Even when I was pregnant with Ellis I tried to do the same. Pregnancy is funny like this… You are … Continue reading Mornings with Ellis
I have been putting off this blog post. I knew I wanted to spill my heart on this subject but emotionally I have been a mess. If you don’t want to hear about a breastfeeding journey, I would stop reading now. If you do care, please read on. After 17 months, Ellis is officially weaned. Well, I think it’s official. It’s been 6 days now … Continue reading Weaned.
Today my sweet little boy’s HALF BIRTHDAY. ugh. let me say that again……. HALF BIRTHDAY!!!!!! I am so shocked at how fast time is flying by. Seriously it seems like yesterday we found out we were pregnant, and now in less than 6 months we’ll be planning Ellis’ first birthday party. This is all so bittersweet. I’ve found a saying that I find to be … Continue reading 6 months old
How????? How do I already have a 3 month old baby? Just doesn’t seem real. These past 3 months have been…. so many things. Adjusting to life with a tiny human is CRAY CRAY! People always told us “just wait… your world is going to change” ORRRR “better sleep now” …..well I understand both of those statements now completely. Sleeping through the night just seems like … Continue reading 3 months old
I know I’m a little late with this post, but these past few weeks have been a wonderful, crazy ride. August 17, 2016. I was 40 weeks + 4 days. I was miserable and wondered if Ellis would ever make his debut. I had a weekly checkup appointment that afternoon, and we were hoping for good news. I prayed that my body had made progress, … Continue reading Ellis Vernon Lipford-Birth Story
39 weeks pregnant today. 7 days until due date. I am…. Ready. Eric and I are so so ready to have our baby boy here with us. I am tired. My back hurts. My feet swell. I can only wear one pair of shoes at this point and my wardrobe is very limited. Walking (something they want you to do to help progress) is painful … Continue reading Ready. Kind of.
Another trimester coming to a close. (Whattttt) It’s hard to believe that Saturday I will be 28 weeks pregnant and officially in the last trimester. It still doesn’t seem real. Ellis has grown so much since my last blog post. I can now feel his kicks and punches and movements. He’s a night owl, and loves to keep me awake. I like to tell people I … Continue reading Just checking in
With my first trimester coming to a close, I thought I would reflect back on my experience. I never want to forget the way I felt during this time…. So let’s just get to it. Here’s what I learned/experienced during my first trimester pregnant: 1. Exhausted developed a whole new meaning. I know women say they experience fatigue but oh.my.gosh. It really is crazy just … Continue reading I thought there would be glowing
December 20, 2015. The day our lives changed forever. I felt sick all day… Like I was coming down with the flu. I told Eric to pick up a pregnancy test on his way home. Not because I thought it would be positive, only to rule out that option. After a false alarm the month before, we had completely given everything over to God. We … Continue reading Oh Baby