Life thus far

It’s crazy how a technical difficulty can stop you in your tracks and then life gets in the way! I have a draft from 37 days ago which means I really haven’t blogged in about that long!! Maybe a little less but either way it’s been too long and I know there hasn’t been a video in forever because that’s where the difficulties came in! Lol!

Anyway life with Kobi has been amazing! I am really trying to work on balancing taking care of her needs and things around the house because I have failed horribly up until this point, but have really (as in the last few days) been determined to do more around the house. It’s been hard but I am really trying to do better and take some unnecessary burdens off of William. I am also working on finishing the Steven Furtick book Unqualified and I’ve been working on a few other things as well as trying to find the right job overseas for me to apply to so we can finally go live abroad!

I know it’s been a while since you got a Kobi update but she’s doing great! She’s a whole whopping ten pounds now!! She has found her hands and her tongue, is outgrowing her bassinet, is no longer in newborn clothes or diapers and she’s just getting so big! She shares more of her personality, is sleeping through the night and definitely lets us know when she’s hungry, she is starting to wear shoes and travels pretty well! I love her more and more everyday and I am so thankful I get to be her mommy!

Thanks for all the prayers and support! 

Happy 3 months Kobi!

Today Kobi is three whole months old! I can hardly believe it! She’s 8lbs 6.5 oz and she is 20 inches long! Even though she is technically only a few weeks old she is already doing so much! She talks all the time, she rolls and turns and kicks and grips.

She tries to help hold her bottle, lifts her head and does so many other little things! I am so amazed by all the things she can do and I am so excited for all the things she will do in the future.

She has a sweet temperament and loves to sleep. I really think she would choose sleeping over eating if she had a choice but we’re still trying to fatten her up so missing meals is not an option…

William and I love her so very much and we look forward to all the new things she will bring to our lives! Thanks for your continued prayers love and support we appreciate it all!

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I do!

Daddy bought Kobi a plant to celebrate!

The date that doesn’t really matter…

Today is the date that doesn’t really matter because it doesn’t mark a special event nor is it the anniversary of anything but some how in the big picture it helps fill in a detail so important to Kobi’s life that I don’t think I’ll ever forget it! See today was Kobi’s original due date. Now I know that due dates are at best educated guesses and the baby ultimately comes when it’s ready be that a few weeks early or late give or take. But this is bigger than a few weeks early. We are talking months early!! 

I think I will remember this day because it’s a testament to how great our God is! It’s a testament to the miracles He did on Kobi’s behalf and are still doing. It reminds me of just how far we’ve come and just how strong Kobi, William, and I are as a family and individually. It reminds me of the long road filled with prayers and praise, love and support that got Kobi home and kept us up when we were tired. This is the day I had dreamed about from the moment I found out what it represented and although it’s not at all what I expected it’s become so much more than that! Today’s date is a testimony of what the Lord can do, has done and will do in my family and especially in Kobi’s life!
Thank you to all those that have prayed us to this point… You know where Kobi is at home in my arms as I type this almost weighing eight pounds learning to nurse a little more everyday scooting around on her tummy and always talking to us… Yeah, this point!! Thanks again and may God continue to bless each one of you and grant you the desires of your hearts! 

Don’t believe the likes 

In this show I talk about how important it is not to solely depend on what you see on social media when it comes to reaching out to people! Just because something received a lot of likes and reactions doesn’t mean that people are reaching out in real life and we all need to be mindful of that and act accordingly. 

I do know a few things I need to work on but am overall happy about the way things turned out! I hope you enjoy the show and please let me know how you support those around you.

Happy 2-months Kobi

Today Kobi is officially 2 months old and what a difference a month makes!! For starters she’s home!!! So that means that she is breathing on her own and her spells are nearly non existent! It also means that she can eat from the bottle and breastfeed too! 

She’s growing by leaps and bounds everyday! Kobi weighs 6 lbs 7 oz and we couldn’t be more excited! She practices tummy time and we are still getting up every three hours to feed her but that’s okay because she still isn’t suppose to be due for another 22 days or so therefore a little extra time spent eating is fine by me! 
Thank you so very much for all of your continued prayers! Your love and support have definitely kept us all fighting the good fight of faith!! 

We know that everyone is eager to see her and we will have a welcome home party for her eventually but in the meantime please remember in the name of keeping Kobi healthy that you can look at her but you can’t touch her just yet! But the minute she is able to be loved by you all with hugs and kisses we’ll let you all know! Thanks for understanding and take this as your warning because we will swat hands away if necessary! We love you all but don’t want our baby back in the hospital over something that could have been prevented. 

On a lighter note enjoy some pictures of our Kobi:
   
   

  
    
    
 

We have a baby!!

I still can’t believe that our baby is finally home!! In this video I talk a little bit about what the first two days have been like and the things we’ve had to learn already like how to defrost milk and pack a diaper bag! It’s not the most exciting but this is our life now! 

Thanks for watching!

  
P.S. We shot this, edited and uploaded in about 2 hours total (I’d say I’m getting better)!! 

Question: Do you think my wearing of real clothes, no mom buns and shaded eyebrows will last? 

JESUS DID IT!!

Y’all I am in such awe. I can hardly believe that our baby girl is home. Even though she is almost two months old it feels like Kobi wasn’t quite our child until we brought her home today!!! Now it seems official. There is so much that needs to be said but for now all you need to know is: Jesus Did It!!