Copeland is Born

Lunchtime had arrived and I decided it was time to get out of bed and be a good parent. Truly I had been rolling in and out of bed all morning waffling between addressing needs of kids and justifying my “need to lay down.” When 1:00 hit I pulled myself together and yanked my sheets […]

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Naming Another: fourth baby surprise

Each of our boys have received their names in line with a tradition. Cashel Rock arrived first, almost five years ago. Camper Phog who’s name may be the most unusual was named oh so close to his due date. With Corban Hawk we had his name selected a few months ahead but I honestly thought […]

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Call MY Midwife

My personal experience with midwifery was such a positive one I just have to share. I want every woman to feel as empowered in pregnancy and delivery as I did in this pregnancy. (I do not love, or even really like pregnancy; but am amazed by the miracle, feel blessed to have had the opportunity, […]

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Corban Hawk’s birth story

For many of you you have already heard snippets of my birth story with Corban Hawk. But for the sake of my record and his memories I will start from the beginning…On December 9th I got a call from my midwives. Their license was still not in hand for the new birth center and they […]

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Having Babies: labor and delivery tips

Labor and delivery is so different for everyone. And mine were so similar to each other…. But here are a few tips. 1. Prepare for it all. 2. Be ready for the unexpected. 3. Write a birth plan, if that will help you. Be ready for your doctor to chuckle at you though – mine […]

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The naming game…

I had this (silly) notion that this time around picking a name would be easier. Or at least a lot like last time. Boy was I wrong! We had Cashel’s name selected months earlier in the pregnancy then we did with our second, whom we have affectionately called “Bro-Bro” or “New Baby.” I can’t tell […]

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Prepping for Number Two

This is definitely a useful post for you if you are expecting a child, but I will preface it with that this post is primarily for ME! For my own records and for “next time.” So be prepared for “practical and personal.” 🙂 Finding myself in “nesting mode.” It hit and then I got the […]

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meet cashel ~ birth announcement

I made this announcement to mail out to family and friends. It was so hard to pick photos because we had so many wonderful ones captured by our friend Dave and my sister Tonie of Tonie Christine Photography. We included Cashel’s life verse – Psalm 22:10. “From the day I was born I have been […]

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The "Boy-Co Bean" is Born ~ Our Birth Story

Not sure where it came from exactly but my husband has taken to calling our darling Cashel Rock “The Boy-Co Bean.” I have found myself using this adorable nickname as well and can’t help but wonder, again, where it comes from. 🙂 I guess I may never know. I’ve had several requests for our “birth […]

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