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Photos of the girls this week

Photos of the girls this week
March 23, 2012
I have not used my camera as much as I have these past few weeks, and I love that I am getting more photos of the kids! Here are some of my favorites from this week. Samantha was beyond excited to have received Gold Medal during our school's Reading Olympics. The next ...
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Both the girls received Gold in our school’s Reading Olympics

Both the girls received Gold in our school’s Reading Olympics
March 21, 2012
Every year in February our Elementary School puts on a reading program. This program has been going on since I went to the same school. Reading was something I  loved to do and knew that it would be the one time of the year I'd get an award. This year both my girls receiv...
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Shelby’s Birth Story – Our Miracle is Born

Shelby’s Birth Story – Our Miracle is Born
March 18, 2012
 If you haven't read the first few posts leading up to the actual Birth you can find them at Shelby’s Birth Story – The week leading up to her birth and  Shelby’s Birth Story – The Induction. I also wrote about How do you write about a birth you didn't want or planned for? ...
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Shelby’s Birth Story – The Induction

Shelby’s Birth Story – The Induction
March 15, 2012
Be sure to first read Shelby’s Birth Story – The week leading up to her birth. It gives the reasoning behind deciding on the induction. Although looking back now I can say I wish I would have waited out the weekend like I had told my midwife. I wish I would have given her ju...
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One Week of Pure Bliss

One Week of Pure Bliss
March 12, 2012
I am sitting here, staring at Shelby who is now nine days old. I can not believe how fast these nine days have just flown by. I wish I could freeze time and live in this moment with my three babies forever. This past week we haven't really started any kind of routine. We ...
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Sneak peek at our newborn photos taken by Jessica Warhol Photography

Sneak peek at our newborn photos taken by Jessica Warhol Photography
March 12, 2012
A few weeks before Shelby's birth Jessica Warhol Photography  and I started talking about doing a newborn session of Shelby. I had never had a professional photographer come and take newborn pictures of my kids and I couldn't wait for this once in a lifetime experience. N...
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Shelby’s Birth Story – The week leading up to her birth

Shelby’s Birth Story – The week leading up to her birth
March 11, 2012
The week leading up to Shelby's birth was so emotionally draining I seriously didn't know how I could have enough energy for labor itself. On Monday February 27th Pat and I spent seven hours at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. We arrived at 5pm and spent the...
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How do you write about a birth you didn’t want or planned for?

How do you write about a birth you didn’t want or planned for?
March 8, 2012
Shelby is five days old now. Wow... 5 days have just flown by in a blink of an eye. These five days have been amazing yet bittersweet and so emotional all at the same time. I absolutely loved being pregnant. Well after morning sickness went away and I started feeling her ...
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