Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Baby Samantha Has Made Her Entrance into the World

My precious baby has been born. She is now five weeks old. For more pictures and the full story please go to my other blog as that is where I am now doing the bulk of my posting.  If you want to keep up with my life and creative pursuits, please sign up there as a follower and put that blog on your blog roll. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I Will Be Posting at My Sewing Blog

Please visit me at my sewing blog, Sewing With Trudy. I am posting my sewing and art projects there.

I just wanted you all to know just how much I appreciate all of your comments. They mean so much to me. I'm sorry I haven't gotten back with you lately. I haven't forgotten you. I plan to make some time to do some visiting soon. I am now 28 weeks along in my pregnancy. Our little Samantha will be here soon.

I have been so busy trying to prepare for her arrival; so unfortunately, I haven't gotten a whole lot done on the art and sewing front lately. I am looking forward to getting back into a groove soon and carving out time for creating on a regular basis. I have a post coming out soon on my sewing blog on how to turn a regular skirt into a maternity skirt. And currently, I have a post up of our Memorial Day. And I have recently done a post with pics from my birthday including plenty of belly shots.

I have been doing a lot of thinking about having these two blogs. It is difficult to keep up with posting on both. I have been doing more posting and updating on my pregnancy over at my sewing blog. I've been pondering the idea of posting both my art and sewing projects there and not having to double post. I hope you will consider following and visiting me there. Please let me know what you think and if you are okay with that. Thank you for your continued support and feedback. Hope to hear from you.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Baby Ultrasound! Boy or Girl?

We had the ultrasound Monday. We were supposed to go in on the 25th, but we had to come in a week early because the doctor is going out of the country, to Greece. We brought our children with us. It is our tradition for the whole family to go to the ultrasound that will reveal the baby's gender. I'm so excited to share with you our wonderful news. You'll have to watch the video to find out. It isn't very long. My 17 year old daughter edited it down for us and added a little background music. It is very sweet, especially hearing the chatter of the children and their responses. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

My Thoughts on Being Pregnant at 46

I am now 17 weeks along in my pregnancy. 
Everything is going well in my pregnancy. I feel great and have plenty of energy. This is an awesome time in my life as a woman. I have the privilege of housing and growing a new life, a life that will not only be born into this world, but an eternal soul that will live forever. I never dreamed or envisioned that I would still be having babies at this age, 46 next Saturday. It wasn't part of my plan, but I am trusting in God's plan. I know that He has special plans for this baby. I am in awe that He wants to use me to be a part of that, that He has chosen to trust me for this special task. I know He will give me the strength and wisdom to raise this baby up for Him and His purposes and that He will guide me, along with my husband, along the way, as well as provide for us financially.  The whole thing is such a miracle, a life forming inside of my body. I am amazed by the whole process, the forming of each little part, a soul, little fingers and toes, sweet cheeks and sparkling eyes, chubby little hands that will bring me flowers, precious lips that will form the sweetest of smiles, arms that will wrap around me for hugs and security, the whole helpless form of this baby who will look to me for sustenance, nursing for nourishment. This will be such a sweet, precious time to be treasured in our memories forever. This baby will be such a precious gift to our family. 

I feel that motherhood is my highest calling and the highest career in the nation. Carrying and/or caring for a child is one of the greatest joys of womanhood. I gave up a successful career as a court stenographer to be a full-time mom. It is such a privilege and joy, and I take my job very seriously. I embrace the role of motherhood with all my heart. I pour into my children each and every day and love, nurture and guide them with all of the ability that God gives me, looking to Him each day for wisdom.

For those of you who do not know me as well, This will be our sixth blessing. Our oldest will be 23 soon after the baby is born. She will be graduating from college this May. The other children are ages 18 in May, 10, 8 and 3. The three oldest are girls, and the two youngest are boys. We are a homeschooling family. I have been teaching the children from home for 18 years now. Our oldest received a full scholarship to college after being homeschooled all 13 years.

At this point we do not know the sex of the baby. We will most likely find out towards the end of April. I will let you know as soon as I can after I find out. Emily, 10, is hoping for a girl; and Martin, 8, is hoping for a boy. I'm sure you're not surprised. 

We have some possible names picked out: Sean if it's a boy and Natalie Marie if it's a girl. Any name suggestions? These aren't totally set in stone yet.

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. I appreciate so much every one of you and the comments you leave. They mean so much to me. I am so thankful for the friends I have made here. Thank you for sharing with me in the excitement of my pregnancy. I will try to update you as much as possible and share pictures of my growing belly. I will also try to get myself in gear and organized to share with you soon my canvas art piece from Week 8 of The Artistic Mother Project. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Monday, February 14, 2011

I Am Having a Baby at 46

I am so excited to share with you our wonderful news. We are having a baby!!! I am currently 12 weeks along. I'm feeling great. No problems. I've been hula hooping my way through, and I'll continue to do so throughout the pregnancy. It is very safe. I made myself a pregnancy hoop. It is bigger and a little lighter in weight. First picture is of my blood being drawn for the lab work. Second one is an ultrasound picture of our baby. And then there is a video we made of the ultrasound.

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