Monday, June 13, 2011

ONE YEAR AGO...You Grow Girl 1 YEAR!

First let me just say
I'M AN EMOTIONAL WRECK..
BAWLING AS I WRITE THIS..

Now, We may begin with the regularly scheduled blogging..

A VERY SWOLLEN "ME" One year ago..
36 weeks 3 days..
39 AND HOLDING :)
Although I had a HUNCH, I wasn't sure I was
On my way to my LAST OB Appointment EVER.. *sniff*

I had my bag and fancy delivery gown packed since about TRIMESTER ONE!
I was READY.....KINDA...
I had been on bed rest for almost 4 months..
With 6 little ones, THAT AINT EASY PEEPS!

And before I knew it, I was kissing my PRECIOUS ANGEL..
OUR MIRACLE BABY..
Just months earlier FROZEN IN A TEST TUBE..
OUR PRECIOUS answer to SO MANY PRAYERS..
Prayers of a mother....ME..For God to fill my womb.
I could SO RELATE to Hannah....
It was SO SURREAL..

To this day..The tears stream down my cheeks as I find it hard to WRAP MY BRAIN AROUND God's goodness to our family..
To be able to experience pregnancy with THE CAPTAIN..
To put Embryo Adoption in our path...
WOW, Thank you Lord.
Pregnancy is a bond like no other between husband and wife.
I am so Grateful for it..
I truly feel complete.

IT ALL HAPPENED SO FAST THOUGH... Our precious little newborn is now a *GULP*..

ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL, TODDLING ALL OVER TARNATION!

As with all our other kids.. We have taken them at ONE YEAR for a photo shoot with our good friend Sara..ALSO MOTHER OF 8!
Here are just a FEW of the BEAUTIFUL, ARTISTIC, PHENOMENAL shots she took of our precious one year old baby girl!

TRY TO CONTAIN YOURSELVES for this CUTENESS PEOPLE..



I know...it's over for me.. NO MORE BABIES.
I'll admit, it makes me sad at times that I will never again feel life moving inside of me.. (serious sobbing now)
But I feel SO BLESSED that I got to experience this..
Something my mother and many other women only dream of..
A gift from our Lord that is worth more than anything to our family..
A TRUE REWARD from HIM!
Thank you Jesus for the gift of our precious Blakely Laurel!

We have a BIG PARTY PLANNED.
It IS the FIRST birthday of our LAST BABY..
Gotta DO IT UP!
Here is a sneak peek..
It's gonna be WILD!!

OH, AND DID I HAPPEN TO MENTION HER GIFT?

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY BIG GIRL!
WE LOVE and ADORE YOU!

Vote if ya like..


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13 comments:

Jill Samter Photography said...

Gosh Jenn - I'm all teared up with you! I can't believe a year has passed arleady too! WOW!

Love the look back! Love her photos - so precious! She is a complete combo of you and Capt.

Happy 1st Birthday baby girl!

Love you all!
Jill

The Anglin Family said...

Her cuteness is too much!!! She is just stinking precious. It is just so amazing to me the journey for her to get here!!!:)) can't believe she's one! Happy birthday Blakely!!

Sara said...

Praise God for this precious little miracle gift in Blakely. Jen, I am amazed how God has used you and embryo adoption... I stand in awe of HIS goodness... I would NEVER have imagined, it is downright miraculous to me.... Levi and I (and the rest of us:) send a BIG hug and happy birthday to Blakely... thanks for letting God work through you:)
Sara

heather said...

Wow - I can't believe she is a year old!! Happy birthday, sweet girl! The pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Awww...she is sooo adorable!!!! I love it!!!!

Alicia_B said...

Happy Birthday to your precious angel! What beautiful pictures!!!!

Jen: Proud Mom of 7 Adopted Miracle Blessings said...

Happy Birthday, Baby Bakers!!!! We LOVE you!!!! and your entire family!!!

Hugs!!!

Room for More said...

Happy birthday baby Bakers!! Has it REALLY been an entire year already? WOW! I love your new puppy sweet girl!!

Christina said...

Those pictures are so stinkin' cute! LOVE them! Wow, I can't believe it's already been a year. Time flies.

Angela said...

Wow! What a journey, huh?!!! It's been such a blessing getting to witness God's goodness to your family! Of course she is too adorable for words. But I wish I could just hug you as you wrote this! Blessings!

Adeye said...

Oh my goodness, I cannot believe that one year has already flown by. She is simply precious....amazing! Yes, you are BLESSED my friend.

I too wish that I could feel life inside me just one more time :( I also cry when I think about it.

Enjoy the celebrations this weekend.

Adeye said...

Hey friend

I can't get the contact buttom you have to work on my computer. Can you please e-mail me...I have a quick question. nogreaterjoymom@gmail.com

Thanks!

bella said...

She is such an adorable baby girl. Her birth was a miracle. I bet God has big plans for her in the future. I know she is a blessing to your entire family!