Glory's Story

"5 positive pregnancy tests. 2 healthy babies. 2 miscarriages. 1 complete unknown.
There is this misconception in our faith that if we learn the lessons the Lord would have us learn in our pain, that we can cross that hardship off the list and never have to walk that road again. That if we walk around loudly enough in the victory of healing and acceptance that the Lord would not allow the same pain to repeat itself. After all, why would a good God heal us only to rip open the wound and leave us hemorrhaging faith all over again?"

I wrote these words two weeks ago; a couple weeks after we found out we were unexpectedly pregnant, one day before finding out that we would most likely be losing another baby in early miscarriage. 
The night that I saw that second line on the pregnancy test, I was honestly upset. I had no intention of getting pregnant, in fact it was my plan to not get pregnant this year. With the knowledge of every previous pregnancy has been excitement, planning and…

Levi Allen: Nine Months

SIBLING LOVEDaphne has become so sweet towards her baby brother, she frequently tells him "I love you Evi!", "I missed you Evi!", "Goodmornin' Evi!" She loves for him to chase her around the house, he's surprisingly fast. She also loves to "love on" him, giving him kisses, rubbing her face against his face (he's not a big fan of that one), holding his hands and her new favorite is pretending he's a horse and trying to ride on his back (he's not a big fan of that one either). I've caught her referring to him as "E" several times, I think its adorable that she's given him a little nickname. 
ROUTINE Levi has been constantly nursing around 4-5 AM and then going back down and waking up around 7 AM. He has also developed a routine of waking up at 3 AM every. single. night. just to scream. An hour after he wakes for the day we give him 4 oz of pureed baby food, a few puffs or a teething wafer and sometimes a straw …

Levi Allen: Eight Months

SIBLING LOVEThey really do love each other! Daphne has started making up her own songs and they usually consist of Levi and Scout or her friends. Levi can dissolve her bad mood faster than almost anything else and Levi loves when Daphne comes up to him and gives him hugs and kisses. 
ROUTINEThis has been a weird month for routine. We spent almost a week in New York about halfway through the month and it just plain ruined all of our hard work. For the majority of the month Levi has had a consistent routine, and it only took him a couple days to settle back into it after we got home from New York! He is on a 2.5-3 hour "wake/eat/play" schedule. The times of his routine vary as he wakes up at different times every morning and some days are busier with outings than others. 

This month he has been waking up around 6:00 AM to nurse and then we put him right back to sleep. He wakes up for the day between 7 - 8 AM and sometimes I nurse him again and sometimes I go ahead and give him a…

Levi Allen: Seven Months

SIBLING LOVEDaphne has entered the phase of toddlerhood where she enjoys reminding people what is "hers" and when it's "my turn". So there has definitely been a little more relationship between Daphne and Levi, usually consisting of Daphne playing with Levi and him grabbing her hair and her running to me to tell me that "Eevi hurt my hair!!". So that's a new development. But Daphne still absolutely adores Levi, she thinks his jabbers are "too cute" and she is always saying "Eevi! He too funny!" haha Levi is still completely obsessed with Daphne, he follows her every move, he does try to roll away from her when she starts to love on him a little too hard. But right now their relationship is so sweet and I love watching them start to play more together. 

This isn't a great picture but Daphne and Levi were playing and I caught him pulling his knees up to try to crawl!

ROUTINELevi's daily routine has become pretty consistent.…