Motherhood

Motherhood

Introducing Baby Number Nine

A month ago, I gave birth to a baby boy. We now have five daughters and four sons. This baby boy was our biggest child! He was 9 pounds, 1 ounce (4,11 kg) and 22 inches long. He was born at home on April 27th at 8:20 p.m. His name is Hamish.   Curious about…

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Our Baby Naming Day Tradition

This little boy is growing so fast! At his two-week appointment, he had gained over a pound. He now weighs 9 pounds 14 ounces! I’ve been asked by many readers over the years about how we name our children. We started a tradition with our first of having a baby naming day about a week…

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Our New Arrival

Our sweet baby arrived at 2:15 a.m. on Friday, May 6th.  At only 6 days past my due date, he was my earliest baby. (The others were all born between 42-44 weeks). He was also the biggest, weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces (3,936 g). Like all of my others, he was born at home. Recovery…

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Goodbye Mom

    I met my in-laws a few days before our wedding. My husband had found an apartment for us, which was mine alone for a month (he stayed with his brother) until we were married. We moved all of both of our things into it before we were married.   My in-laws asked to see…

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The Divinity of Motherhood

On Sunday, July 1st, we blessed our baby at church. In our church, babies are usually blessed on the first Sunday of the month, when we have fast and testimony meeting. Members of the congregation fast (go without food or drink) for 2 meals, and give the money that they would have spent on those meals…