Baby #5 is here! Our birth story

On November 5, 2020, at 4:15 a.m., we welcomed our fifth child into the world.  A beautiful baby girl named Shirley-Ann after the strong matriarchs of both S. and my families.  She was 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and 19 3/4 inches long.  The medical staff said I went from 4 to complete in less than 30 minutes.

Our birth story for baby number #5 started quite differently than my previous births. I was attending my last appointment at maternal health. My blood pressure is typically 112/60 or something similar to that. When my blood pressure was taken the first time, it was 130/75. The nurse and I both looked at the read out and I laughed. That's odd. That's high for me. She said we would take it again after my ultrasound, so we went into the exam room and had a great scan with the baby.

After the ultrasound, the tech left and the maternal health doctor came in.  She explained that she was worried that my blood pressure was higher than usual and wanted me to go to labor and delivery to be monitored.  I honestly didn't think anything of it and wasn't upset as I didn't feel poorly and the baby was perfectly fine.  I left the exam room and the staff threw confetti and streamers at me for the end of my appointment.  They were pretty sure I would be having my baby that day.  I promise I thought I would be released as I had a week before.

Happy Veterans' Day

Thank you to all who give of themselves selflessly to defend our freedoms, to make sure we are safe.  We appreciate you and all who have served.



Baby Number 5 is here!

 Hello everyone!  We apologize for disappearing.  We have been blessed to delivery a very healthy and happy baby #5!  Baby was born on November 5, 2020 at 4:15 a.m.  We'll be sharing a birth story (which was not at all what we'd expected 😂) as well as baby's sex and gender.  If you follow us on Instagram, then you already know.  Shhhh.  We'll share the rest with the world soon.

Waiting for the birth story like...hurry up


Weekend Recap: The Preparation Edition

 Hi everyone.

I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend.  It was definitely a busy one for us.  I was pretty sure I might actually start labor this weekend because I had a SERIOUS case of nesting!