Tag Archives: Ezra

5 months

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– you did a lot of cool things this month: saw a lion in the wild, walked with giraffes, watched mommy ride an ostrich

– Nana, Pop, and Aunt Wendy came to visit – you loved all the attention

– you’ve started saying what sounds like “momma” when you cry

– you pretty much ALWAYS have something in you mouth

– you love to touch/grab everything. You always have something in your hands.

– you’ve discovered the “big girl cry” – good thing Nana was here when you did it the first time because I was just sure something was terribly wrong with you!

– you were Princess Leia for Halloween

– you’re eyes are starting to change colors – looks like they may end up being green.

– you use your feet as if they were hands

– we’re still strictly nursing

– mosquitos love you :/

– you found your feet! – new favorite toy

– we go for walks in our yard everyday. You relax in your stroller while I walk the same 20 feet back and forth- you love it.

– have I mentioned you are a techy? you LOVE anything with a screen

– you only want your wubby. Yesterday, I tried to give a different pacifier and you spit it out and chunked it on the ground.

^^^oh, yeah and you’re getting a bit sassy ^^^

Ezra, these months are passing like days. I enjoy being your mommy so much. I love you and all your rolls 🙂

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4 months

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Ezra, you turned four months old on Saturday (the 12th). With every day that goes by, I just love you more.

New things this month:

– you rolled over! Back to tummy (sept. 30)

– Now that you know how to roll, that’s pretty much all you do.

– You’ve started laughing.

– You love looking at yourself in the mirror.

– You weigh 16lbs.

– You are wearing your 3-6 months clothes.

– You drool… a lot.

– I can barely keep you swaddled. Somehow you always wiggle at least one arm out.

– You now love to be on your tummy.

– You do this really cute squeal when Daddy plays with you.

– You’ve been sleeping in your own bed really well… at least for the first half of the night.

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– You really like being around other little kids.

 

As for Mommy, I’ve lost all of my baby weight plus more this month. I gained 40lbs while pregnant with Ezra and have lost 45. Whoo hoo! Thanks goes to nursing!

 

Ezra, thank you for bringing so much joy into our lives. We love you more than you’ll ever know!

 

3 months

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For three months now I have had the honor of calling myself “Mommy”. These have truly been some of the most precious months of my life.

Ezra, you are three months old! Hanging out with you all day is more fun than I ever imagined it could be. The past month has been full of exciting new changes.

-For starters, we joined Daddy in Africa. You seem to like it. The weather is nice and you have lots of friends.

-You smile pretty much non-stop

-You smile with your eyes too- it melts my heart.

-You rarely cry.

-You love the book Brown Bear.

-When I sing to you, you smile and laugh every time.

-We hold long drawn out conversations . Your stories are pretty interesting.

-You will let other people hold you and love on you, but you’re kind of a mama’s girl.

-Your dad and I swear you can talk. When you were two days old you said “hun-gee” (hungry) and have been saying it ever since. This month you added “Love you”- You also say “Hey” all the time 🙂

-When I nurse you, you like to hold my hand.

-You still love your wubby.

-Bath time is your favorite.

-You can’t stand to be alone. You don’t mind if I put you down, but you want to be able to see me.

-You hate tummy time.

-You constantly try to stick your whole fist in your mouth… you’ve gotten close.

-You sleep about 6-7 hours straight most nights.

-You love morning time- you can’t stop smiling.

-You just started wearing your 3-6 months clothes, but can still wear some of your 0-3 months.


Basically, you bring your dad and me more joy than we ever thought possible. I am so thankful Jesus chose me to be your mommy.

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Back in Kenya & a Baby Shower

Reunited with Daddy

Reunited with Daddy

Ezra and I are officially back in Kenya and settling in well. We were welcomed by hubby, Kennie and lots of dear friends. It’s so good to be back. We are truly enjoying our new house and routine (house tour- coming soon). But, with all that said, saying goodbye is probably the worst. thing. ever.

Saying good bye to Mom and Wendy

Saying good bye to Mom and Wendy

But, thankfully, my parents and sister are coming to visit in October- we can hardly wait!!

Last weekend, our sweet friends and next door neighbors hosted an amazing baby shower for us. I mean, it was really beautiful. So many ladies in our community showed up and, let me tell you, my heart was really blessed.

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To my left is the lovely Nichole- she planned and hosted the event! To my right is my thoughtful, hilarious, and sweet friend Hannah. Many of these photos were taken by her.

On the left is the lovely Nichole- she planned and hosted the event! On the right is my thoughtful, hilarious, and sweet friend Hannah. Many of these photos were taken by her.

The pretty cake that unfortunately the dog got a hold of... good thing we got a picture!

The pretty cake that unfortunately the dog got a hold of… good thing we got a picture!

 

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Can you believe Alli made this beautiful blanket? She's got skills.

Can you believe Alli made this beautiful blanket? She’s got skills.

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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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