Part Two: Welcome to the World Delaney Grace

First Family Photo

Before you read this post, make sure you have read Part One.  Then, get ready for picture overload! Delaney Grace Swafford was born on September 12, 2015 at 11:56 p.m.  She weighed in at a tiny 3 pounds 2 ounces but was a whopping 16 3/4″  long. The actual c-section was very easy for me. […]

Part One: Welcome to the World Delaney Grace

Being the Parent of a Preemie means you are extra special.

If you are new to my blog, please read these two posts before this one! One Day at a Time Takes on a Whole New Meaning Part One Part Two A week ago, September 12, I was told Delaney Grace would be born. Let me go back a day or two and start from the […]

Sometimes He Whispers

God does not send thunder if a still, small voice is enough

Life is crazy.  Life is busy.  Life can get a bit overwhelming at times. I used to be somewhat of a “workaholic.”  I did it out of both necessity and the love for my jobs.  During the school year, I would easily work 10 to 12 hour days.  I worked from 7:00-3:00 and then would […]

Wake Up Call

Jen 29 weeks pregnant

I went back to the doctor on Monday.  Of course, my blood pressure had been great for the whole week before going.  I get there, and it is high. Lovely.  You gotta love white coat syndrome. Just the thought of having to go back to the hospital if it is high, makes it high. ANYWHO…The […]

Part Two: One Day at a Time Takes on a Whole New Meaning

Delaney Grace's profile pic

If you missed my post on Friday, you will want to read that one before this one or it might not make a whole lot of sense: Read it HERE. So, after a very eventful day on Monday, we were moved to a “more comfortable” room around 1:00 a.m.  More comfortable meaning, “It had a […]

One Day at a Time Takes on a Whole New Meaning…Part One

Delaney looking at camera

My motto this year is “One Day at a Time!”  For me, when I chose this, I thought it was for my weight loss journey…and it was…until last week. On Monday, at 27 weeks pregnant, I went to my doctor’s office for the “fun” glucose test to see if I had gestational diabetes.  I was […]

24 Weeks Pregnant Weigh In

24 weeks pregnant weight gain

This past Monday, I turned 24 weeks pregnant.  Delaney is growing perfectly and the doctor’s are not worried about a thing!  Plus, she is beautiful! This pregnancy has been very easy for me!  I guess since I had to wait 7 years to get pregnant, my body just decided to enjoy everything and take it […]

It’s A…

It's A...

BABY! Just kidding…we already knew that!  I had my doctor’s appointment today.  I was very anxious but it was all great!  The baby is growing as it should and we were thrilled to find out… We are surprised!  We truly thought it was a boy!  We are so thankful and blessed and thrilled and can’t […]

Father’s Day Weekend 2015

Father's Day Greeting

Happy Sunday Eve and Happy Father’s Day to all the fabulous dads out there! I for one have one terrific dad.  He has really raised great kids and loved his wife for over 45 years.  He is the example of a Godly Father and I am so thankful for him. Today, we also celebrated my […]

Pregnancy Isn’t an Excuse for a Food Frenzy!

Keep Calm I'm not fat I am pregnant

I am so glad that I can now talk to you about what is REALLY going on with me and my weight loss journey. Pregnancy when you are already overweight is tricky.  I am going to do a full post on some things that I have been struggling with but one of them is how […]