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!! 

   
    
   

Forward motion!!

Kobi is doing so great! She’s been holding steady at 5 lbs 12 oz and is 17.5 inches long! She has no more tubes and is bottle feeding as well as breastfeeding (which is a completely different ball game)!! She’s grown so much and I can’t wait to live this life with her and William!! It’s gonna be great! Please enjoy the pictures of our Kobi’s progress this past week! And thanks for your continued prayers, love and support!
   
     
     
    
    
  

Representation looks like…

This show was probably my quickest edit just because I really wanted to get it out on time even though I had a few wrenches thrown into my plan! 

I did keep my time down which was one of my goals and I also picked a topic and touched on a few points. Bill felt that I could have given him more direction on what I wanted him to talk about so I’ll have to work on that. 

In this show I talk about representation and what that looks like to me and how that affects my life. I also got to hear what Bill thought on the topic. I’m gonna keep chugging along and I hope you come along for the ride.

God is a miracle worker!

Y’all God is showing up and showing out!! Monday night Kobi took a whole bottle for the first time, on Tuesday she began exclusively bottle feeding resulting in her feeding tube coming out. Today, at 7 weeks old she’s continued eating from a bottle and has maintained her temperature and everything else and has been moved to a different area of the hospital where we can room in with her, meaning we are the ones that take care of her! Can y’all say sleepover?!?! After a few days we should be able to take Kobi home!! 

Yep, you read that right! We are that much closer to being discharged and bringing our baby home! God is and has been so faithful!! He continues to answer my and your prayers not only concerning Kobi but concerning our every day lives! He is worthy to be praised and you better believe we will be worshipping our King Jesus tonight in her hospital room!!  

Thank you all for your continued prayers, encouragement and support! We wouldn’t have made it this far without you. Many blessings to you always!

  
   
    
    
 

NICULife & Deodorant

Wow, guys! I am learning so much already about production from shooting this second show. Everything from lighting, to backgrounds, to having marks to stand on and not go out of, to writing so that the topics flow together or at least transition well. And editing, well that’s a whole other beast! I learned not to shoot three different videos for one segment amongst other things!

There is a lot of planning that goes into putting a show together let alone a quality show that I hope this becomes! Hopefully I can take what I learned this time around and make show number three that much better!

In this show I talk about encouraging families in the NICU as well as spray deodorant I received for free from influenster.com! I told you guys I’d talk about whatever life brought my way. I hope you all enjoy!

  
Thanks for tuning in!

6 hard weeks

This week has been harder than most. Mainly because I had and am still having a mini meltdown about my baby not being home! Oh how I wish I could say that these last six weeks have been hard because of the sleepless nights but those are still to come on top of everything else. I just feel so helpless because there’s nothing I can do to help Kobi get better. It’s a waiting game, pure and simple! It doesn’t help that all she has left in order to go home is to get her feedings under control either! I have to remind myself that God will release her in His timing NOT mine!

I am technically suppose to be 34 weeks pregnant this week and if I were still on bed rest at the hospital they would have made me deliver her this week. However, Kobi is six weeks on this earth as of today! She is breathing on her own, in a bassinet, in her own room, taking her feedings over an hour now instead of two and she weighs a whopping 4 lbs 14 oz!! 

Please continue to pray that her feeding times go down from an hour to 30 minutes and that she will be able to take a bottle without any complications so we can move on to nursing! Thanks for your continued support and enjoy a few pictures of our precious baby girl!
   
 
     
    
    
 

Life As We Know iT!

One day about a week ago after listening to an NPR segment William asked me if I had ever thought about being a producer because he could see me doing something along those lines. So after thinking about it and doing some research I decided I would give it a try. 

Life As We Know iT is a show idea that I came up with where I can talk about my life and the different aspects of it: wifedom, motherhood, politics, race relations, natural hair, friendship really whatever I feel like talking about and of course Jesus! 

Through this show I want to learn new skills that can help me get to my goal of one day producing content that other people will watch, listen to, or want to be apart of. I have already learned so much just by editing this first video, which is only my second time ever editing a video in my life! 

I hope you enjoy it and don’t take offense to anything I said in this video. It’s all love…

   

 
Thanks for watching, reading and supporting! 

~Terri