Monday, October 20, 2014

Gender Reveal

Our baby officially arrived.....well some time ago, but it's been a while since I posted anything here. God blessed us with a bouncing baby boy!!  We had him at home.  YES!  You read that correctly....a Home Birth!  It was an amazing experience. 

Those first few days and weeks proved challenging, as any postpartum time will be.  We had to go in for an echocardiogram and daily weight checks.  All three kids caught a cold.  It was very scary to hear our newborn with a cold.  Hearing a newborn choke is something I hope that none of you ever experience.  At one point, I slept about two hours in a 48-hour period because I was giving him saline drops and constantly suctioning him.  I was afraid of falling asleep and not hearing him if he needed me.  We made it through all of the illnesses.  Then, my computer broke.  I was putting together the Thursday blog hop and my computer just stopped working.  All of the proverbial balls that I was juggling just came tumbling down.  I took it as God telling me that I needed to take a break.  I decided to exhale and enjoy my new life.

I have written this post in my mind so many times and wasn't sure how to start back up.  Then it occurred to me to just write it.  A reader once told me that my regular readers would always be here to read my blog.  That encouraged me to write this after so much time off.  My goal in writing this blog has always been to give you a place to find positive encouragement.  I appreciate that I have received it from you.

As for positive encouragement: for those of you that emailed me privately, asking how I was doing - THANK YOU!!  It is humbling to know that with all of the blogs, websites, and day-to-day activities going on in your days that you took the time to see how my family and I were doing.  Again, thank you.  I appreciate you beyond words.

I truly hope you will come back and see what is in store.  What has been going on with you?  I would love to hear from you.


Karina
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Favorite Baby Scents - Add Your Two Cents

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Words escape me to describe the exciting anticipation of a new baby joining our family.  As we stock up on some baby items, I couldn't help but think of those very popular baby smells that some of the products evoke and that we have come to associate as "baby smells."  Actually picking a product because of the scent became a funny moment at the store.  It also sparked a delightful debate about whether or not those "baby smells" were enough reason to pick a particular brand or product over another.

So, what do you think?  What are some of your favorite scents for babies?  What are some of your favorite scents for yourself?

Karina

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Guest Host on Super Sunday Sync Blog Hop

Welcome to Super Sunday Sync #70!

Thank you for joining the Super Sunday Syn this week.  We are so glad that you have stopped by!  After you link up, be sure to enter to win a Guest Host space for next week :)

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and our Guest Hosts today:
Petro ~ the Seaman Mom
Karina ~ Mom in the USA


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