Baby Bump

For all you baby bump lovers! I absolutely loved being pregnant and had a fairly easy pregnancy until the end when I had to deal with high blood pressure. I got so swollen towards the end because of my high blood pressure. I did have morning sickness towards the beginning and threw up twice. But over all it was easy! I just had food adversions, mainly towards chicken. Jack had the hiccups frequently and still does outside the womb! Hearing his heart beat for the first time or seeing him during an ultrasound was nothing you can describe. It’s amazing that during the 38 weeks he grew inside me that he was this cutie all along! 

      12 weeks – 38 weeks of my baby bump

     

                                                     

Day before being induced 1.29.16 – headed to get a pedicure and dinner with my mom, mother in law …

Jack Loren Douwsma

Here’s the story of Jack Loren Douwsma…

The end of my pregnancy clearly didn’t end how I expected. Although I never had expectations but I thought for sure that Jack would be here on his own time, most likely days late.

Well, you can never plan the perfect pregnancy or the perfect birth. But here is our story – I hope to blog more and document moments so I can go back and reread them all. Who needs a baby book these days? No worries, I do have one.

But our birth story began towards the beginning on January when at one of my regular doctor appointments my blood pressure was high. Which was very unusual because every other appointment before was “everything looks great just keep it up!”. Well that day was not the case. It lead to more and more of “just relax and we will recheck your …

Preparing for Baby Douwsma

I’ve been asked many times if our nursery is done and when I will share pictures. Here’s Baby Douwsma’s room, minus his name that can now be hung above his bed. We are so excited to bring him home and into this space. Seth and I are both very guilty of just going into his room and sitting in his glider. We’ve spent our time in that glider praying, relaxing and working.

A little bit about his room…

Our baby bed was purchased by his Grandma and Grandpa Wegmiller. The glider was a hand-me-down from my cousin that was used by her daughter and it was recovered for Baby Douwsma. The book shelves were hand made by his daddy, which will bring us hours of fun reading all the books everyone has blessed us with! I hand made the triangle quilt. I almost gave up a few times because I’m …