Saturday, July 25, 2009


Alright, I know that I am a little late posting this BUT having 2 kids under the age od 2 is more crazy than I thought. HA!

Braxton Everett Shrewsberry was born via completely natural VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section) on Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 at 7:19am. He weighed a whopping 8lbs 9 1/2 oz and was 20 1/2 in. tall. The labor was EVERYTHING that I had been hoping and praying for. With Dave and Teresa (my doula) there it was just the perfect birth experience for me.

I am writing out my complete birth story and will post that in the next few days to a week. I am sure that it will be crazy long as I dont want to forget anything about it. Check back later next to read it!

Here he is...isnt he super cute!

Just Born...

Meeting his BIG sister for the first time...

The new family of FOUR...
Family of four now!

One week old... I think that he is starting to look more and more like Brooklyn!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

40+ weeks pregnant

Yeah - I never thought that I would type those words out. HA! I should have known that MY children would be the ones that would prove everyone wrong.

Here is my latest (and hopefully last) belly pic -

40 weeks pregnant

Just for giggles, here is my last belly picture with Brooklyn. I think that it was taken 2 days before my water broke.


I think that I am carrying this baby a little different because I cant tell if I was bigger NOW or with Brooklyn. What do you think?

Other than that - not too much to report. I am having some contractions but nothing that I would write home about. Dave and I are trying to walk as often as possible, so hopefully this baby will be out sometime soon!

Keep the prayers for peace (for me) and for the baby to come out WITHOUT interventions.


Fourth of July 2009

Fourth of July was really up in the air for us. We weren't sure if I would still be in pregnant, in labor or at home with a very small baby.

Since I was still, indeed pregnant, we decided to go to the parade in the early evening followed by some yummy Cold Stone ice cream afterward. YUM!

Here are some pics from the parade...there arent too many but enjoy!

Brooklyn & Daddy - Brooklyn was watching for more firetrucks. She DID NOT like the loud noises that they were making.

Brooklyn & Dave - July 4th '09

Mama & Brooklyn - July 4th '09

The whole gang - July 4th 09