Our life in B-town

Attempting family life that is frugal, organic and eco-friendly

Blessingway! It was beautiful! March 26, 2013

Filed under: About me,Birth,Celebrations,Event planning,Pregnancy — rorosarahbeth @ 1:43 am

So since I posted last lots has happened I will update everything one post at a time and try to keep them in order. I had my blessingway which was awesome. Brenda did an awesome job with everything. The food was delicious, the decor she made was beautiful and everyone was so sweet.  Here are the pictures from that.

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My belly and hand henna.

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Brenda did an awesome job!

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Everyone decorated their hand with a heart<3

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Way Too Busy! August 20, 2012

Filed under: Birth,Giving back,Pregnancy — rorosarahbeth @ 12:27 am

Sorry I haven’t been posting much! I have been cooking tons for other people and it’s been hot the days I haven’t been cooking. Not warm but very hot. My laptop makes me warm on it’s own so I avoided it while it was hot out!

I’ve been working on Christmas gifts lately for the kids. I am trading for them and buying used where I can. It’s early you say? Why yes, it is! I just don’t like being caught off guard. Plus I am having a baby either right before Christmas,  ON Christmas or right after. I doubt I will want to be shopping a lot around that time!

 

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! August 13, 2012

Filed under: About me,Birth,Pregnancy,Sean,Zephaniah — rorosarahbeth @ 1:22 am

Meredith was finally able to get our announcement pictures back to us! Darn her working 3 jobs! This makes the official announcement!

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We are having our third BOY! His name will be Solomon David Hezekiah!

 

Protected: Braxton Hicks, More Water and Baby Sitting! August 11, 2012

Filed under: Birth,Johnathon,Pregnancy,Solomon,Zephaniah — rorosarahbeth @ 12:02 am

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Blessingway August 8, 2012

Filed under: About me,baby shower,Birth,Loving myself,Pregnancy,Solomon — rorosarahbeth @ 11:56 pm

I am thinking that for this baby it would be fun to do a Blessingway party instead of a baby shower. My thought is that every baby deserves a celebration but we really really don’t need any more boy stuff since this will be our third boy! I like the idea of a Blessingway since it is more focused on the celebration of new life rather than STUFF. Which I really don’t think there is anything wrong with a baby shower, it just doesn’t fit with what our family needs or wants right now. I am a little worried about how all of the attention might be focused on me for so long because I was raised to be “Selfless” and “Not desire attention” to the point that it was almost shameful if you had attention on you in any way. Now I don’t think this now but  those feelings come up for me sometimes just because I was basically brain-washed into thinking that for so long. The other issue is making sure people can and want to come. I feel like I want the event to be on the small side and in the evening so hopefully everyone’s kiddos including my own can be sleeping and mothers can have a good time without having to worry about them.

A few of the traditions I have been reading about include beads/charms being given to make a necklace for the mother to wear while in labor or from then up until her birth. Each bead represents something special from the giver, and hay have something to do with a memory the woman has had with the mother or perhaps a thought she feels will be helpful during the birth such as ‘patience” or “strength.”

Another tradition that my dear friend brought to my attention  would be to write special thoughts on candles for the mother to light during her labor and birth. I have seen alternatives such as smooth rocks being used as well.

Other traditions are about taking care of or pampering the mother and preparing her for her birth. I have read about hair brushing, braiding and putting fresh flowers in her hair and giving her a foot bath or pedicure. Other focus on celebrating her pregnant form by decorating her belly with henna or doing a belly cast and decorating it.

I know for sure mine will include wine and good food though. 🙂 Maybe my birth track will play in the background!

 

We decided on a name! August 5, 2012

Filed under: Birth,names,Parenting,Pregnancy,Sean,Solomon — rorosarahbeth @ 10:02 pm

If you hadn’t guess from my previous post we are having another little boy!

We also decided on the name. For us the meaning of the name is very important and I always wanted to give my kids first names from the Bible.

His name will be Solomon David Hezekiah.

Solomon means peaceable; perfect; one who recompenses. David means well-beloved, dear; beloved. Hezekiah means strength of the Lord. A good strong name and it fits.

My husband and I talked about and we knew we wanted to use the name David after our good friend and doula David. He is an amazing man who has been a huge help and blessing for our whole family. We love him dearly and he is truly become one of the family.

This kiddo feels much more mellow and even keel to me like Johnathon was, Zephaniah was and still is my wild child. 🙂 I can’t wait to get to know him more and meet him face to face when he comes out!

I am working on my birth plan and I am also starting to do my pregnancy yoga youtube video every day in hopes of getting this baby into an optimal birth position. I am also trying to do the miles circuit a few times a week at least. David is also going to teach Sean how to sift to hopefully help that some too. I really want this baby born at the birth center in the water. I had to transfer last time for pitocin because my water broke and my labor stalled out. I want to prevent that if at all possible this time!

 

It’s a…. August 1, 2012

Filed under: Birth,Cloth Diapering,Parenting,Pregnancy — rorosarahbeth @ 9:38 pm

First off baby looked healthy and well as far as I could tell. This is what I am most thankful for! I counted and baby had 2 arms, 2 legs, 10 fingers and 10 toes and I saw both hemispheres of the brain as well as the four chambers of the heart. Baby measured exactly on 19 weeks 3 days which was exactly what I was when the ultrasound was done.! Fantabulous!

Here are some cute pictures of the baby:

The face looks more similar to Johnathon’s rather then Zephaniah’s to me

Babay had hands up by it’s face during most of the ultrasound

Here’s the potty shot! Any guesses?

Here’s a hint:


Good hint?

Time to work on names now!