Friday, November 22, 2013


This is going to be a bit of a random post!

I feel really random right now….

First I want to start with responding to your comments on my Bumpdate post.  Our computer gives me such trouble whenever I try to respond to you directly that it's just sometimes not worth it.  So, I'll respond here!!

First off, Tesha has been one of the most faithful bloggy friends to me!! I don't even remember when I started reading her blog, but we share a common bond, in that we are both BabyLoss Mamas.  She is almost always the first to comment on my posts, and her comments are always so sweet and encouraging, and a lot of the time she's the only commenter! Tesha, if you're reading this, I deeply appreciate you.  DEEPLY! You've been such a cheerleader for me and I just hope I can return your sweetness and encouragement a tiny bit to you! I love emailing back and forth with you…someday we'll get to meet in real life!

Also, Erin is one of my dear bloggy friends too.  I mean, on this blogging journey you "meet" so many people! Some are passing friends. Others, like Erin, are pretty true and pretty faithful.  Erin lives in Oklahoma and she is my other faithful commenter.  She always leaves a comment that makes me smile and you know, her blog is one of my top 5 favorites!! Erin, I'm so happy to know you just a teenie bit.  I'm so happy you read my blog and I just simply adore your wonderful comments!

Then there's my bloggy friend over at A Bite of Country Cupcakes. I don't know her name and I don't think she's posting anymore on her blog.  I think she lives in Australia….how cool is that??!! Like I said, you meet bloggy friends from all over when you blog.  She has always been encouraging to me and I do so wish that she'd post on her blog so that we could all get to know her better! So, Cupcake, if you're reading this, I simply love your great comments that let me know that indeed, i'm not alone!!

To Susan, I wanted to say that it's okay if you tell me how much your last baby weighed!! It doesn't scare me! Most of my babies have been in the very low 8 lb range, with the exception of Kellie, who weighed 8 lbs 12.5 ounces and was almost 23 inches long! We called her our Hunk of Burnin' Love!! She was deliciously chubby but you wouldn't know it by looking at her now, as an almost 11 year old.  And Russell, since he was 5 weeks early, he weighed under 6 lbs…and Pennie, at two weeks early, weighed 5 lbs 13 ounces. But what I want to say is that Kellie was just as easy to deliver as any of the others.  Susan, the fact that you hinted that your last baby was huge and you were as big as me doesn't really bother me.  I know that I can look back on my labor and delivery history and see that every single one of my labors and deliveries have been almost exactly the same.  I don't really think this Baby Boy is going to be an enormous baby.

What I really love and really need right now are your prayers.  

I need to know you're out there praying for me across the US or elsewhere.

So, aside from addressing the comments on my last post, my sleep has been pretty touch and go lately.  But, as any seasoned Mama out there knows, this is just par for the course, isn't it?? Wednesday during the night I got up three times to go to the bathroom and also, I had a hideous, excruciating pain in my left hip…I wondered if you could experience labor pain on only one side of your body?? Because I thought for sure it was labor! Anyway, I got up yesterday morning at 4:45 AM! Boy, was I tired the rest of the day! But this morning I managed to get a full almost 5 hours of sleep….and I didn't have to get up 3 times to go potty….I only had to get up once at 12:30 AM!!! So I woke up after 5 this morning! YAY!! The thing is, I will probably wake up earlier and earlier the closer it gets to labor and delivery time. I just get really restless as my body is preparing more and more to have this baby.  Anyone else every experience that??

I managed to sneak in a haircut yesterday!!!!! I know, I can't believe it myself.  I hadn't had a haircut in literally at least 8 months.  Believe me, my hair needed the cut!! I had been toying around with going without bangs and hadn't had bangs for a long time, but I was kind of sick of my really, really long bangs falling in my face, so I had my Hair Girl cut a bit of bangs! Sadly, I don't have before and after pics because I don't have a Smart Phone (or any phone for that matter) and don't know how to operate the camera very well anyway…..Maybe I'll get one of my girls to take a pic and post it later on!!  I like my haircut.  I always really like how my Hair Girl does my hair.

What's more, I got to take a shower on Wednesday!!!! If you're a Mama of more than one baby, you can rejoice with me on this one!!

Now, this post is getting really long and it's pretty boring without pictures, so I'll end it….

But I really appreciate your comments and your friendship and your prayers for me…..

34 DAYS TO GO!!!!


Susan said...

Praying I know these last few weeks are the hardest. Also I will share with you her weight later. I really hope I didn't offend you with my comment. I have been following you for a long time. I too am a momma who has lost many babies.

I can't wait to meet this little guy.

Erin said...

Ha!! I had to laugh that getting in a shower was on your list of accomplishments this week---because I TOTALLY GET IT. ;) It IS a big accomplishment to get a nice, hot, peaceful shower uninterrupted. Go, you! Ha! Love it. Praying for you as you enter the final stretch, and I hope you can get some decent rest as you go through these last few weeks. And, what the heck, a few peaceful showers, too! ;)

Tesha Papik said...

Thank you my friend you have already returned the sweetness 1000 times over. Your support helped me so much through my pregnancy with Julian. Really just knowing your were there and would listen was a huge comfort! I know the last weeks are SO hard...because I was just there:) I am praying everyday waiting for good news!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...
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A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh no....I attempted fix my typos and deleted my first comment!!! Here goes Leanne. ..I love your comments you leave for us gals that are lucky enough to follow along this journey if yours!! Blogging is a funny world and one I have been immensely blessed by with some new friends I have net and others I am yet to meet but all good friends...yes I am an aussie blogger!! In fact I was a pretty big blogger in the tip of the game for about 3 years but something had to give as my family grew and so it was my blog! The blog was such a mixed pot and I wish it was all there to read but in attempts to save it the whole...yes whole nearly 4 years worth was deleted!! I hope to blog again even if just a cameo appearance!! Now you keep baking that baby boy and I will enjoy popping by for a catch up!! Xx

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Especially for you Leanne...I have ablog post up! Yay!