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Houston’s Playlist

Here is the list of songs I played during labor and the birth of Houston. The songs weren’t in any specific order. The first song that came on  I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home) -The City Harmonic, may not sound like a song you’d want playing during a time when you’d normally have […]

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Houston James’ HBAC Birth Story

Birth date: Wednesday, June 17th, 2015Birth Time: 7:05 pmWeight: 8lbs. 2oz.Length: 19 3/4 in.Head: 14 in. Stefen, Blake, and I went to my 39 week appointment on Tuesday, June 16th. On our way there I asked Stefen if he thought I should ask Sizzly to do anything to get things going. With Blake I was in no […]

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Third Tri (minus 2 days) = New Baby!

Baby Measuring on time Moving lots and lots head down in correct position -1 station Mommy Consistent braxton hicks every night Last day of work: June 3rd (37w 4d) Weight gain: 38 pounds total Cravings: Haven’t really had any cravings towards the end, but a few of the things I’ve been eating/ drinking almost daily are… Eggs, my Mom’s […]

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Family of 3 Soon to be 4 Photos

Thanks to Amber, our wonderful sister in law and one of Blake’s favorite people, she came over yesterday to take a few photos before Houston arrives.. Less than two weeks before the due date is a little last minute for a photo shoot, but judging from my last pregnancy I could still have twice that […]

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I’m Having an HBAC

I am having a hbac, a home birth after a cesarean. Or at least attempting one. Maybe just a vbac, which would still be a natural vaginal birth, but in a hospital. Why is it so hard for me to just say “I’m having a hbac”? Because with my first pregnancy I was 100% sure I […]

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2 Tri’s Down, 1 To Go

Can’t believe I am already writing this post about being 2/3 of the way along in this pregnancy..  It’s crazy how even though at times it seems to drag on (especially during the sickness times) I can look back and realize how fast it really does go by. And now that I officially sound like an […]

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And He Will Be Called…

Houston James Phelps We couldn’t decide on a name for Blake until he was almost born, and this time around we had a couple of girl names that we had picked out from the first time, but were stuck again on a boy’s name. The story behind the name.. I asked Stefen if we could […]

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It’s (another) Boy!

This post is way over due, 8 weeks over due to be exact. So let’s get right to it… Most of you already know that, yes, we are having another boy! I couldn’t be more excited. I wish I could say the same for everyone else but, I understand hearing “it’s a boy” is kind […]

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Little Brother Or Little Sister?

Most of you already know this but, for those that don’t.. This baby will be the 15th grandchild for my parents. There are only 3 girls out of 14 kids so far. It’s been almost 6 years since the last girl was born and she lives states away. So I’m sure you can guess the […]

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The First 12 Weeks With Baby #2

Baby:  I thought I was two weeks farther along than baby measured at first appointment. There was also a second, empty sac which means there may have been a twin but isn’t now. This could also be the reason I was measuring smaller (because of possible twins) or I was just not as far along […]