The Christian Mama’s Guide to Baby’s First Year: An entertaining, practical guide for first-time mamas and those who need a baby refresher course.
The Christian Mama’s Guide to Having a Baby: Everything you need to know about pregnancy—from weight gain to stretch marks to figuring out how to rely on Christ through the ups and downs of the next nine months.
It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild … Continue reading
It was about two years before AppleBlossom was born that I started blogging and I was a quilt blogger first, and then a book blogger. But when I became pregnant the first time all that changed as naturally I wanted to share the word about some fabulous products that I just fell in love with during my maternity months, and then soon after baby months. While in the two years since she was born I have come across some of my favorite products, by far my most favorite maternity product was something that I got to use during OrangeBlossom’s birth … Continue reading
You love to journal. And here are brand-new journals you’ll simply adore! With beautiful quotations or encouraging devotional readings plus inspirational scripture, they’ll fit perfectly into your life. And you’ll be delighted at the ample space for journaling what’s on your heart. The appealing package makes for a great gift, too. Continue reading
Two weeks old as of Yesterday! (Click any photo to enlarge) So it’s official. We have two gorgeous daughters! And from the looks of the early baby photos these gals might just seem to favor each other a little bit. I’m curious if it’s true that people will ask us later if we have twins (with only 24 months separating them). It will be interesting… Althea Jane (OrangeBlossom to you all folk) was born 1:26 pm CST at 7 lbs 2 oz and 19″ in length or height depending on who you ask. That’s to Charlotte Elspeth’s (AppleBlossom) 8 lbs … Continue reading
Today 3 AM, we are checking into the hospital. There is an issue with my placenta. (I’m 37 1/2 weeks, and she’s estimated to be 6 lbs 9 oz by the ultrasound.) We’re going to be induced and handled by a high risk obgyn.
I plan to post all missed posts when I’m back to it. Things will depend on whether or not we get our hope of a regular delivery or have to go with a cesarean. We just will not know until we see how things progress or not tomorrow.
If you need me… feel free to email me at MJAChind(at)gmail[dot]com as this is the one address I’ll be checking while things are crazy…
- Margaret (MJ)
If you had a toddler, when your new baby was added to the family, how did that toddler react? I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately as we’re getting closer and closer to due day. (Yes technically the due date is August 27th, but AppleBlossom was three weeks early, so I’m prepared for anything — plus the beginning signs are happening. — As it was put in God Gave Us You, God gives mama’s special signs to know…) In the last few months we’ve been talking about “baby belly” and new baby, and baby toys, and baby clothes and … Continue reading
AppleBlossom was due August 15th and born July 31st. OrangeBlossom is due August 27th. Baby Shower for AppleBlossom in the yellow dress… Baby Shower for OrangeBlossom in the blue dress… both about the same time along… (May 2009, June 2011) 37 wks pregnant in the burgundy/pink shirt and green pants… AppleBlossom was born three days later… 34 & 1/2 wks pregnant in the blue belly shot (today! 8:40 AM) Tweet
So we’ve upped the Glyburide to 7.5mg a day split between morning and a larger dose at night to help get my fasting numbers down. I think it is working. Two weeks ago ultrasound. Last week non-stress test. Yesterday u/s. Next Friday NST. We’ll see what comes next… I’m at almost 35 weeks now and AppleBlossom was born early at 37! Here is one of us three days before she was born in July 2009. Tweet
So I’m a little behind here and there. Hopefully you’ll all forgive me. My wonderful Enginerd bought me a battery backup, so hopefully once he gets it hooked up I will not have to worry about the ridiculous power surges here killing my computer. Now all I need is a way to back up the computer, since when I moved to an iMac over my Powerbook my external hard drive is not big enough. *sigh* AppleBlossom seems to be doing better, but there was a hint of fever again last night. I’m just not sure what to think with all … Continue reading
On Thursday last I had an OB appointment where we discussed the Gestational Diabetes diagnosis. This week I’m monitoring my blood sugars and being very specific about my diet. On this Thursday, I will see the OB again and we’ll see how I did this week to see if any medication or anything further is needed. I’ll also have an ultrasound. Updates coming! Tweet
Anyone else get headaches? For the last three days I have had just a really bad headache. It seems to go away if I sit for a while, but… with AppleBlossom capable of taking off her diaper and not putting one back on… the desire to wear her new panties, but not necessarily the know-when of when to go potty before you wet… I’m up and down. I wouldn’t know what to do if they told me to bed-rest. hah! Happy thought – new car! So the glucose tolerance test came around with bad results. We thought we would be … Continue reading