Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Announcements and Apologies

I wish I had something of more use to you to share today, but I have been at a loss for words or recipes or tips these days.  You see I am 7 weeks pregnant, and for the most part I feel like a train has hit me.  I am dealing with a ton of morning sickness and just plain exhaustion.  It works that lying down makes my stomach stop turning, except I am sleeping away at least an hour a day when I could be writing for you fine people :)!

So I am first honored to say that I get to be a mom again, to a little heaven-sent miracle.  And no, I am not a dreamer, I do have kids already.  I know what I have coming, but for now, I will focus on the beauty of this, (later on the diapers and teething).

If you read my WAPF story, you know that the last two of my children were born under somewhat stressful circumstances for both my husband and I.  So we are most looking forward to receiving this child into clarity and peace...well, as peaceful as 1300 square feet with 6 people can be!  I am considering (with much prayer and research) having a home birth and will be excited to share our decision and journey with you.  (I also have a really exciting guest post coming from LittleOwlCrunchyMomma  on why she chose to have a home birth.)  I am most interested in her story because she chose to do so on her first child, and I know I was a nervous wreck about my first.  I think I was at the hospital before I even had contractions!

On the topic of the GAPS diet, which I have been most recently writing on, my family is still plugging along.  With the queasiness, my husband has been taking care of most of the meals and we have kept things really simple.  Just meat and veggies, lots of broth and pro-biotic foods.  My husband is really feeling great.  His sugar cravings are gone, and those he sort of has he can usually take care of with a apple dipped in peanut butter.  I must admit that I would love nothing more than to have a pack of saltines, but I am being strong...well trying to anyway.

I am also looking forward to sharing a post a friend of mine wrote on how much the GAPS diet helped her son who was diagnosed with Aspbergers, Bi-Polar and a host of other things.  She has been my biggest advocate on this journey.

For now, blessings to you.  I am very thankful for anyone who takes the time to read my words.  I have been picking up some new readers and it never ceases to amaze me that you all are out there.

Love and Butter,


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  1. Congrats!! What blessed news! :-D

  2. Congratulations. I just found your site a couple of weeks ago and am enjoying it. I have had all 7 of my babies at home and have loved the experience. Blessings to you during this time.

    1. Thank you so much for the encouragement Heather. Glad you found the site, it is great to virtually connect with women like you.

  3. I am a new reader. I came across your blog a couple of weeks ago while researching the GAPS diet. My family of 8 is scheduled to begin the Intro Diet next week (after I finish reading the book and prep some foods ahead). Your real life experiences with GAPS are an encouragement to me. Thank you.

    About your announcement, I wish you and your family great joy. Like the previous commenter, I have birthed all of my babies (6) at home with the help of a midwife, my mother, and sisters in Christ. And of course with the physical, spiritual, and emotional support of my husband. My "birthing verse" has been Isaiah 41:10. Only one of my births could remotely be called easy. The rest have all had their challenges, but I would chose to do the same if I had to do any of them over. A home birth--even a hard one--can be peaceful and joyful when the hearts of all are in tune with Christ.

    God bless you.

    1. You will be glad you did your prep work before starting intro. Only my husband did intro in our house, because he is the only one with auto-immune/inflammatory issues. The challenges so far have been $$ and keeping enough produce on hand. Because we are mostly replacing all of our grains (which weren't that many to begin with), with more fruits and veggies.

      Thank you for your encouragement in home-birth. I have had all simple births, of course, I know that doesn't guarantee me another one, but I am looking forward to just trusting God and my body through the whole thing. I'm thankful that my husband is on board too, and I may have the GAPS diet to thank for that as well.

      Thanks so much for reading!

  4. Mischelle--don't you worry a bit! You take care of yourself and SO happy for you here!!! WOO HOO! I hated being pregnant myself, but the end result is the FUN stuff!!! There's PLENTY to read already. We'll be praying for a healthy baby munchkin-cutie-pie!!!

  5. Congrats on your pregnancy! How very exciting to be having a 5th little bundle of wonderfulness. I can totally sympathize with the morning/all-day sickness. I had it bad with all 3 of my pregnancies. My last pregnancy (twins) was particularly bad. I lived on frozen coke's from the gas station for half of the pregnancy (along with a PICC line for fluids and meds). Part of me would love to have another, but not sure how I would survive a pregnancy now that I don't eat sugar and grains! If you find any fantastic healthy-alternatives that help ease up the sickness besides the saltines please do share. I hope the sickness passes quickly for you and you have a very uneventful pregnancy :)

  6. Congratulations! Just remember It will be worth the barfing in the end. I am set on a homebirth next time too. I had ok experiences but I hate being treated like I am sick. Good luck to you and your beautiful family.