Monday, September 1, 2014


I was never one of those that enjoyed being pregnant which is one of the reasons why we pursued adopting. This pregnancy however, was the worst by far.  At nine weeks I started to get morning sickness that of course lasted all day.  By the end of the pregnancy I had such bad acid reflex that I was throwing up several times a day.   At one point I even threw up in my sleep.  I had lost the feeling in my fingers by the 7th month (still waiting for that to return).  I was swollen and VERY uncomfortable for the last 6 to 8 weeks.  I was going to the doctor 2x a week.  At 38 weeks they told me that the baby had flipped and I was going to need a C-Section.  With my boys I was induced at 41 weeks.  Needless to say I did not want a C-Section!  At 39 weeks and 1 day my water broke.  They did a quick ultrasound to check on the baby and she had flipped again!  Yeah, a natural birth.  Julianna Lisa was born 12 hours later.  We are so in love!

4th of July

The Baby Shower

 Polina and her cousin Charlotte

Julianna Lisa