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Joy ..

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I am Joy, wife to Daniel and mother to Elaina, Abigail and Zoe. I am a breastfeeding, baby-wearing, pierced pastor's wife. I am in my mid-20's and a crunchy mother who is striving to be a better cook, better provider and to express myself creatively as much as I possibly can. I often admit how... Full Bio
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Snowed in! by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I finally have pictures to share! Yesterday we were snowed in and today we decided to try to find the snow shovel and dig out the vehicles (and by "we" I mean "Daniel"). T ... Read on »
Musical Rooms by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So yesterday morning, right after breakfast, I got the itch to put Judah's crib in Zoe's room to let the bedroom-sharing commence. Except his crib wouldn't fit out the door. ... Read on »
Monday Happenings by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We officially "hired" the homebirth midwife (MW for short) and I had my first appointment with her today. Judah has had diarrhea for five days straight so Daddy stayed home ... Read on »
Homebirth by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'm 22 weeks! First I have to mention I've been sitting here feeling baby (I need a nickname!) roll and kick for an hour. I've chugged four or five glasses of water becau ... Read on »
Rearrangements by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Y'all can ignore this post. This is mostly just me thinking out loud. With a new family member on the way we have to think about... what are we going to do with our spac ... Read on »
Songram, Take 2 by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Pictures from our sonogram today!  Curled up in a ball... Spine Baby weighs approximately 14oz and measuring at 20 weeks 4 days rather than 21 weeks 3 da ... Read on »
Sonogram, Take 1 by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Well we were supposed to have our fetal survey sonogram tomorrow (the mid-pregnancy sonogram where they make sure everything is well with baby and that's when most parents f ... Read on »
16-mo Judah by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's been awhile since updating about the kiddos. Most of my pictures are on my phone but I found these two of Judah from December! Look at how big he's getting. He's 16-mon ... Read on »
It's Not Official BUT......... by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting ........ we are considering a homebirth! I love my birth center and don't plan on "leaving" as I will continue my woman-care there after the baby is born. Daniel asked me, " ... Read on »
Nesting in Spurts by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Sometimes I don't know what day of the week it is. To my delight I realized today was Saturday, no school! Not that I don't like school but at this age I have to sit with th ... Read on »
SO IN OTHER PREGNANCY HAPPENINGS by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I am a rambler so enjoy my rambling thoughts on my pregnancy in bullet points! 17-weeks pregnant with our surprise! Preparation: -No preparation at all except we have a ... Read on »
Is it the last? by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I am often asked "So... is this the last one?" I reflect back to the time after I had my first, Elaina. How I was so eager to be pregnant again, to give her a sibling, t ... Read on »
14 Weeks by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Yesterday we reached week 14 of pregnancy! I had an appointment several days ago and it took a very long time to find the heartbeat but we finally hard it. I think the place ... Read on »
Sonogram! by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Real quick I had to update with our Monday sonogram! Measured 8 weeks 3 days, right on time for the dates *I* calculated (not based on LMP as I have longer cycles). Such a r ... Read on »
Tidbits by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My last post I revealed we are having baby #5, due in mid-June, 2013! Monday is my first sonogram and I will be in week 8 of pregnancy so I hope we see a little jelly bean ( ... Read on »
Breaking News! by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Judah turned one a month ago, hard to believe. I ended up having some symptoms of PCOS flair up. My weight would not come off, my skin was breaking out, losing a ton of hair ... Read on »
My Other Babies by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A couple years ago we went to a local animal shelter. Daniel is a dog lover and I liked the idea of having a live burglar-detector. It was actually my idea to start looking ... Read on »
Anything you can do... I can do better! by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Why does everything have to be a "Men versus Women" thing? Women hear that men do this or men have that and then it is WAR. "Well I'm woman so hear me roar! Louder and BETTE ... Read on »
Bedtime by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Most experts will tell us new and unsuspecting mommas to develop what is termed a "bedtime routine". The same old thing every single night in order to pacify and lull your ... Read on »
It's that time... by Joy .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Believe it or not but a year (on Tuesday!) has passed since Judah was born! If you remember, or perhaps you're new, but when we were mid-pregnancy we had a sonogram and ... Read on »