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Welcome to the world, Ezra Honour!

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Early in the morning on Tuesday, May 28th, (37 weeks pregnant) I began having what I was sure was the beginning of labor. Mild contractions between 5-10 minutes apart lasted throughout the day and into the night. So, the next morning I  made an appointment with my doctor to be checked. We had our bags packed for the hospital- I was just sure our little man our lady would be making an appearance that day (we didn’t find out the gender beforehand). Well, what do ya know? I was dilated a whopping 0.5 cm and 0% effaced. Not. Even. Close. Nope, not even a little bit.

Two weeks go by… still nothing. As anxious as I was to meet our little nugget, I was fine with waiting for him/her to finish cookin’. My doctor was concerned about me being able to deliver vaginally because of the estimated size of our baby. They believed the baby would weigh between 9-10 lbs (Yikes!) So my doctor recommended that I have a c-section.

June 12th, 2013 at 5:00 PM, our section was scheduled. I spent the morning praying, taking deep breaths, and asking for constant reassurance from Kennie… “You’re sure, everything is going to be alright?” Having a scheduled c-section has a lot of benefits, but can be daunting counting down the minutes until it’s time.

We headed to the hospital at 2:30 PM. On the way there, I received a sweet text message from a dear friend who was praying peace over us. She reminded me that all the things I was about to go through were not in vain and that I’d be holding my sweet baby in my arms within hours. So thankful for friends who constantly speak truth into my life.

 

On the way to the hospital

On the way to the hospital

Kennie was was by my side the whole time in the operating room. The doctor told him that he could announce the sex once the baby was born. As she began to pull the baby out she exclaimed, “Wow! She’s not as big as we thought she was going to be!” Kennie’s response: “It’s a girl????” My response: “Whaat? Are you not sure??” Kennie, “I’m sure…It’s a girl!”

One of the best moments of my entire life. She was p e r f e c t. Dark brown hair, dark blue eyes, 7lbs 13 oz, and 21.5 inches of pure bliss. Ezra Honour was born at 5:29 PM and our lives will be forever sweeter.

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Some of Ezra’s newborn photos taken by my dear friend, Katie:

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our family of three

So, let me start off by saying that I am horrible at this. I have started a million blogs and have never kept up with them. I’m not promising myself to write everyday, or even once a week, but I am going to try. I want to be able to look back on this one day and remember what life was like. So, here’s to making the most of each day and to sharing it with all of you.

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This is our little family: Kennie, my husband… Me, Lizzy…& our sweet daughter Ezra Honour. We live in Nairobi, Kenya where we teach at an international private school through an organization called NICS. Last school year I taught elementary and middle school art and computers, but this year I will be staying at home with Ezra. My hope is that I will be able to use this time to serve my family as well as loving on the community around me- sharing Jesus in everything I do.

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We have been stateside this summer so we could be close to family during/after the birth of Ezra. Yesterday, Kennie went back to Nairobi to prepare for the upcoming school year. We already miss him terribly, but will be following him there in just a few weeks.

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I’m pretty much an emotional wreck… any other new moms feel this way sometimes? Who am I kidding… this is just normal Lizzy, ha. Leaving family behind in the states is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. It’s especially hard now that Ezra is in the picture. So, you can pray for me that I would look for my satisfaction in Jesus because that’s the only place I will find it anyway.