Last Friday we had a little memorial service for our precious little boy, missing from our family. We had it at home and it marked one month since he was delivered. As a family we buried him next to Avi a few weeks ago, but waited a bit for a good day to hold a(…)
Pregnancy and Birth
Jussi (YU-si) (God is merciful) Emmanuel (God with us) Mintz was delivered today, at 9:29 AM, November 4th at 19 weeks gestation. He is now safe and well in the arms of Jesus. The whole family grieves the loss of this precious little one, but also find strength and provision in Christ. We would appreciate(…)
Two week ago we celebrated Thanksgiving with our Bible study and we were in charge of the turkey. I cooked a 27lb bird for 16 adults and 18 kids… we ended up with LOTS of leftovers! I’m not complaining! We had some for dinner that week and I froze some for future use!
So of course I had to jinx myself and mention plugged ducts and mastitis in my post on breastfeeding. All had been going well until a week ago.
ATTN Male readers (if any): this post may make you feel uncomfortable or may contain photos you prefer not to view… read at your own risk! I debated a post on this… but as our precious baby girl Xanthie has arrived, this what a lot of my day (and night) consists of. And since this(…)
Birth Story of Xanthie (pronounced Zan-thee) August 5th, 2013 7 lbs 12 oz and 20 in I think Xanthie was trying to outdo her sister, but didn’t quite make it! Aisling was 10 days late, but Xanthie didn’t quite make it that long. She arrived 7 days after her due date. In this home, the(…)
It’s a GIRL!!!! Xanthie Ann Mintz was born today! (pronounced Zan-thee) August 5th, 2013 8:36am 7lbs 12 oz 20in long It was a quick labor and a water birth at home! I will post her birth story in the next few days, for those who are interested!!!!
Ready for more birth stories? Here is the last one for now, but hopefully another to soon be written once baby #4 decides to arrive! Birth Story of Aisling February 1, 2011 8lbs 4oz and 20.5 in Aisling decided she was going to be 10 days! I guess in her mind arriving in January was(…)
Birth Story for Koa Tonchi’s story was last week, and this week will be dedicated to Koa! Tonchi was only 18 months old when Koa was born. We were certainly surprised by his pregnancy, but it was a fantastic surprise. These two boys play well together have always shared a room and don’t know(…)
I’m falling a bit behind finding new and inspiring recipes. Now that it’s hot and full summer I don’t really want to be in a hot kitchen with no AC standing over the stove at 37 weeks pregnant. So I’m going to take a recipe hiatus for 3-4 weeks and post the birth stories(…)
This was a fun documentary to watch. As I stated in my post on the book review of Redeeming Childbirth, I haven’t taken the time to do the prep that I should in this pregnancy. The fourth time around I’m busier and each change isn’t as much of a novelty as it was the last(…)
A few weeks back I made mention of being 7 weeks pregnant. And I was… but I’m not anymore. It was a few weeks back, but only now do I feel like I’ve had enough healing that I can post about it. It was quite unexpected since I hadn’t had any problems with my previous pregnancies. But then again,(…)
So…Diapers…. This is a topic near and dear to my heart for multiple reasons. I LOVE the fact that I just have to throw diapers in the laundry instead of running to Wal-Mart when I run out of clean ones to use. So much easier than running out at 10pm at night! I also really(…)