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Daniels fast – week 1

Mister and I have completed 1 week of the Daniels fast as of Monday (04/08/13)….2 more to go!

It’s definitely been challenging but I know the fasting and praying will pay off!

I am so happy that some prayers are getting answered right away and I’m believing that others will be answered soon!

I have seen a change, small but it’s there, in my attitude with my kiddos. Which of course creates a change in them. Some things are harder to break than others but with my outlook being different helps with the struggles. I don’t feel angry and ready to rip someones head all the time now. Win!

We are going through fruit and peanut butter like crazy around here now! Awesome for our bodies but not so much on our food budget, haha!

Added bonus, lost five pounds since last Monday!

I’m definitely missing chocolate, bread, pasta, nutella, and Dr pepper. I did however get a little treat for myself to eat when this is finished! I’ll share with you then what it is!
Oh an I’m definitely missing meat! I’m a meat an potatoes kinda gal….can’t wait to sink my teeth in a hamburger!!!

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A whole hand!

Today is my oldest daughters birthday, she’s 5!
I prayed for a girl during my pregnancy.
She broke a 5 generation streak of only boys being born into the Welker family!
As much as she drives me up the wall, I love her even more!
Happy birthday Princess Bailea!!!!

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This last picture is of this morning with her requested breakfast, mac and cheese!

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Happy 3, 4, & 5 Months!

I am so behind on updating on Lily! This post won’t have any pictures just because I can’t get her 5 month picture off my phone yet, so I will just make a separate post with her pictures.

She is getting so big way too fast! I so wish that we could slow down time!

She is rolling back to belly & belly to back. Still nursing like a champ. Still baby wearing. Still co-sleeping. Still cloth diapering. She rubs her eyes when she is tired and I think it’s the cutest thing ever! Over the last week or so she has started teething and she is definitely letting you know! We have given her some Tylenol. I froze my teething bling necklace but she didn’t like that at all! But I will keep trying that with her incase she starts to like it later down the road.

This past Thursday (11/08/12) it really hit her. She slept all day long except to nurse. She was only awake & interacting with us for about 90 minutes total that day. I let her sleep and didn’t mess with what her body was telling her that she needed. The next day she was almost back to normal & today she is even better!
I don’t feel any teeth poking through but she does have a bump behind her gums and I can tell that it’s moving forward. You can now feel that bump through her chin. She is drooling and putting everything in your mouth and biting down on everything!
Lily teething isn’t that bad but compared to the other 4 kiddos, she is the worst\hardest. She is so uncomfortable and miserable. Hopefully the teeth\tooth will pop through soon and stop bothering her.

She is wanting to sit up on her own all the time. She has done it a few times but always falls over in the end, haha! We are thinking about getting her a bumbo for Christmas. She reaches for people now when she sees them……makes my heart smile when she reaches for me and her Papa! She talks all the time! I have no idea what she is saying but it’s so cute! She moves around in her walker all the time! Which is a good thing because you can tell she wants to get down and get somewhere but just doesn’t know how! She isn’t a complete fan of tummy time but she is doing it more often. She turns while on her belly but hasn’t started scooting anywhere or crawling.

We have not started her on any foods and aren’t planning to just yet. When we do, I will be trying to do homemade food. I have never made my own baby food so I have no idea how time consuming this is or anything like that. But I would like to at least try and make the effort.

She has her first dentist appointment next month & her 6 month check up also. I will definitely update after those two appointments. And I think they are on the same day!

Anyway, that’s it for now & I will get a post up with her 3, 4, & 5 month pictures as soon as I can get them off my phone. Thanks for reading 🙂

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Day 22 – 08/29/12

Hey kiddos,
Bailea and Coleman played really well today. Loved hearing the giggling going on! Lily was a chatter box…love watching her grow! Then right before dinner I had 4 kiddos asking me if they could vaccum and clean the table…..awesome! I never turn down that kinda help. After dinner you all played a game….hot potato. Then we moved into the living room and all the sudden we had a band preforming! You each took turns dancing while the others played music. So cute!

Until tomorrow,
Mommie 🙂
Love you 5!

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Day 21 – 08/28/12

Hey kiddos,
Another awesome day at school! Hopefully the rest of the year will be like this!
Made cookies and everyone got to decorate their own with gel stuff. We had dinner and then Papa wanted to go on a family walk. Great idea right…yea 3.5 miles later! But you all did much better than I thought! You all rode your scooters. Coleman got into the limo (our double stroller) right at the end. I carried Lily most of the way…she didnt want to be in the stroller this time. Came home and everyone went straight to bed….guess it wore yall out!

Until tomorrow,
Mommie 🙂
Love you 5!

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A scary moment

This happened a few weeks ago & has been posted on my personal FB page, but for those of you that are stumbling across this for the first time, thought I would share the scariest moment of my life with you.

I posted a status today talking about how my appointment went and some of you are asking what happened. I would have posted about this anyway, but it’s nice to know that friends care & want to know how things are going. So here is how today went. (I am 15 weeks 6 days today)

I didn’t have an ultrasound scheduled for today, so I figured that I would be in and out of the drs office with no issue and be out of there in no time. That all changed soon after the dr came in the room. My vitals were all fine when the nurse checked them. My dr came in and wanted to use the heart doppler to listen to the baby. This is where things got scary. My dr tried for what seemed like forever (more like 15 minutes) to try and find Baby L’s heartbeat. He spent time and effort looking and listening. Mark was not with me at this appointment. I felt very alone and scared at this point. He doubled checked with me how far along I was and if I had bleedingspotting. I confirmed my weeks and no spotting. After trying longer he determined that he wanted me to have an ultrasound done. After waiting about 10 more minutes a nurse came in and told me to be back at the office in an hour. It was enough time for me to drive to Mark’s work, tell him what was going on, and see if he could come with me. At this point, Mark went inside to talk to his boss. One of Mark’s co-workers started walking in my direction and asked why I was standing outside. I began to tell him and started crying again. He asked what was wrong and as soon as I told him, he hugged me and told me to follow him & that we would find Mark. He didn’t hear me say that Mark already knew and was talking to their boss. This co-worker was very sweet. Him and I haven’t really said much to each other before this because we don’t really know each other. Anyway, so Mark was able to leave work and come with me to my ultrasound. We waited for about 30 minutes and was finally called back. As soon as the tech but the wand on my belly, she found a nice, healthy, strong heartbeat! Come to find out, I am carrying higher than what is normal for being how many weeks I am. So inturn Baby L was higher than where my dr was checking. Thank God!!! I would say that this was the scariest moment of my life. I wouldn’t wish those thoughts & fears on my worst enemy. I pray to God that we never have to go through that again. What a relief to hear Baby L’s heartbeat and know that heshe is growing just fine. I have another appointment next month.

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