The Home Birth Of Liam Douglas

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It’s amazing how one traumatic experience in life can change you and your perspective on things. This is the birth story of my sweet Liam Douglas who was born at home on July 20, 2014 at 5:53 AM.

I started having contractions on Saturday that started around 12 in the morning. They were not anything that I thought strong enough to keep count of nor was I thinking that they would continue throughout the whole day, but that’s exactly what they did. I went about my day as normal, and we went over to my parents house that night to celebrate my Grandpa’s birthday. The thought of having Liam on my Grandpa’s birthday crossed my mind. How neat would that have been?!? Only missed it by a few hours ;)

Once we arrived home from my parents house, and put both the girls to bed, things started progressing. I texted my midwife that contractions were 7 min apart and lasting 48 seconds. She decided that it was probably time to head down this way. I let my parents know and my friend, Samantha, about what was going on and to come over whenever they wanted to. I think that labor truly started around 8:15 Saturday night. I did take 4 tbsp of Castor oil this time as well since the contractions were staying so consistent. I was tired. I had not slept at all the night before and I was pretty sure that I wasn’t going to sleep at all that night either.

The contractions stayed at either 4,5,or 6 min apart never getting any closer to each other but REALLY intensifying. Liam was still posterior so I had a lot of lovely back labor with him. Finally around 5:15 the contractions got stronger, closer, and I felt like pushing. This labor was by far my hardest! He was still posterior while I was pushing and finally decided to flip himself around right before he was born. Our little 8 lb. 11 oz. boy came into the world at 5:53 AM.

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It was a difficult and long labor and delivery but after giving birth at home they settled me on the couch with little Liam and all seemed well until…

I had began bleeding and losing a lot of fluid. I needed to get to the bathroom because I started to bleed quite a bit and I ended up passing out while I was on the toilet. The midwife gave me oxygen as she was checking my vitals, trying to figure out whether I was just fatigued or if it was something more serious. But after a while of trying to get me to perk up it became clear that I was going into shock, and needed an ambulance. I was in and out of consciousness and she had a difficult time finding my vitals. Many prayers were being lifted to the Lord. As soon as the paramedics came and got an IV in my arm I started coming out of it a bit.

I was taken to the nearest hospital and found out that I had many and some large blood clots (which they determined I am prone to and will get worse with each pregnancy – hence why I have had a lot of bleeding and cramping in the past after giving birth – thankful to know this now). I  went into surgery almost immediately when I arrived there for a D and C. They were concerned with my blood count. I lost 1,000 cc of blood, and ended up having a blood transfusion (2 bags of blood) on Sunday night.

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So thankful that Ruben and Liam were able to stay the night at the hospital with me. Now I am on the road to recovery, and honestly feeling so good. I need to watch my lifting and make sure that I take it easy these next few weeks. I am so thankful for my church family and the love and support that they have shown me and my family during this time, my parents for taking my girls for me so that I can get the rest that I need to start feeling better soon, and my husband for being there for me through it all. He has been such a help to me and I am so, so blessed to have him.

Ruben and I were talking about this whole situation the other night. The Lord puts us through trials like this just to show us how good we really got it. We are so blessed! You don’t realize how good you really have something until it is almost taken away from you. This was one of the scariest days of my life, and I did think at one point that this was it… I am not going to make it. BUT I am thankful. Beyond thankful that the Lord choose to spare my life that day.

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And I am ever so grateful for our newest addition to the Rabbitsauce family. He is such a gift and blessing to me and I can’t thank the Lord enough for the healthy little boy He has given to us.
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I have been so bad at getting pictures of my girls this past week. We haven’t done too much though… we are sort of sticking close to home while we wait for our little one to arrive. The weather is cooler this week (Thank You Lord!) and it was the perfect day to get outside and let the girls run off energy!

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For some reason Olivia thought that drawing on her face was way more fun then drawing on the concrete. Thankful that it was chalk and not something more permanent ;)

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She needed to take a break from drawing and get a sip of some cold water. It’s hard work to draw!

After a short break it’s back to running, jumping, and coloring! This girl never slows down :)

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She wanted me to take a picture of her dead dandelion.

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Had to put this one in the mix from this week. I love her big eyes and sweet face. I love the little girl that Olivia is growing up to be. I pray she never loses her quirky personality :)

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38 Weeks Pregnant With Baby #3

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Another week has come and gone. And yes, I am still pregnant ;) I have had contractions just about every night this week… not those Braxton Hicks ones. These actually hurt, and I thought I was going into labor a few times… but no. Oh well, the Lord knows when this little guy will make his first appearance. My Grandpa’s birthday is this Saturday, and I think it would be really neat to have him then… *hint*hint*

My Midwife is amazing! She suggested that I chew gum to help with my acid reflux, and what would you know… IT WORKED! GUM! Seriously?!? Now if only I knew this with the first two ;)

Praying that this homebirth is different from the first two. I am glad that this time my Midwife speaks English, won’t be panicked about the placenta not coming out right after the birth, and won’t do acupuncture without me knowing why she is doing it first. Oh, and that it won’t go so fast that no one makes it in time… Even though the thought of doing the Castor Oil has crossed my mind a few times I *WILL NOT* do that again!

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Last week we visited my parents while they were on a camping trip. My girls loved to explore the camp site and were fascinated the zippers on the canopies…I love how they are interested in the little things in life!

CYJ07.09.14Nana and Anya found some pretty leaves and flowers outside and did leave rubbings together.

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How big is Olivia?!? SO BIG! She loves doing that :)

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Anya and her papa watching the fire.

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Olivia wearing her Great Grandpa’s hat :)

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The face you get when you ask your child to smile… yep, that’s the one ;)

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37 Weeks Pregnant With Baby #3

37weeksPregnant_03 We made it to the safe zone! Little man can now come at any time and he would be alright. I am so, so ready to meet him, but at the same time the Lord knows the perfect time for him to enter the world. It’s hard to be patient these last few weeks, and it’s just getting harder and harder to do things that I would normally be able to do. I had my midwife appointment last week and little man is measuring back where he should be! Yay for finally catching up. She guessed that he was around 6 and 1/2 lbs which is not bad at all. Anya was 7 lbs 9 oz. and Olivia was 7lbs exactly, so I am guessing he won’t be too big… but you never know. We have the birthing pool sitting in our living room ready to be blown up when the time come :) I had lots of anxiety in the beginning about the birth but now I am at the point where I know that it’s going to be painful, but a blessing will result from the pain. And that with each contraction I am having I am getting closer to meet this handsome little man. PregnancyCollage

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4th Of July

My church (Sovereign Grace Bible Church) participated in our towns local parade this year. This was a first for us and definitely not a last. My mom ordered a mix of the 180 movie and Evolution Vs. God to hand out at the parade. We also had LOTS of tracts from Living Waters to give out as well. Please join us in prayer for those that received the materials we handed out! Here are a few pictures from our day yesterday:

07.04.2014It was so fun watching them decorate the vehicles! This vehicle had all the candy in the back of it :)

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We had 3,000 DVD’s in the back of this truck, and LOTS of tracts, and Church postcards packed up and ready to pass out to the people at the parade.

07.04.2014_01Our banner for the Church

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This was literally the only picture from the parade that I was able to snap! Things moved SO fast once we started. It was so much fun and we got to talk to a lot of people. Praying that we are able to do this again next year.

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Anya waiting at the fairgrounds :)

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My sweet Olivia celebrating Independence day in her stroller out of the sun {Smart girl}. She had the best seat in the parade! Anya handed out candy to the little kids, Ruben had DVD’s and tracts, and mommy and Liam walked and tried to keep up with everyone while handing out DVD’s… The 4th of July Million Dollar bills and the Curved Illusion Tracts were a HUGE hit with the kids :)

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Of course we had a refreshing swim at Nana and Papa’s house after the parade!

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My goofy girl :) She discovered goggles yesterday.

How was your Fourth of July? What did you do to celebrate Independence Day?

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This week has been another slow, at home sort of week. We have had lots of rain lately! Since I had pictures of Anya last week I thought I would feature my other little girl this week. She is growing up so, so fast. This girl loves shoes and purses a whole lot. She is totally my girly-girl ;)

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I hope she never loses those curls! I just love her hair.

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