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Our Birth Story!

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Today marks one month with our precious gift from God, Noelle Elisabeth Houck. Being the one month anniversary, I thought it was an appropriate time to share our birth story. Before I begin, here are a few sweet pictures of me and my baby girl Kalen took on her 2nd day in the world.





It all started early morning on March 12th. It was 3:30 a.m. and I was woken up from sleep with strong contractions. I had already been experiencing a lot of false/early labor in the previous weeks, but nothing that woke me up from sleep - so I knew these were something different. I immediately got up out of bed and started walking around, and they seemed to stay steady and strong 5 minutes apart for an hour and a half. I then decided to wake Kalen up and called my mom to come over. By then it was around 5:30 a.m., my mom gets to the house around 6... and off Kalen and I go to the hospital.

The second I entered the hospital, my contractions started settling down a bit. I entered Triage and was very discou…

Sweet Baby Showers

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My motherhood journey has been over many years and different seasons, so I gained many sweet friends and prayer warriors along the way. These sweet friends/ family all wanted to celebrate this precious girl’s arrival. The Lord gave us 3 different showers for her! We’re so blessed!

(At the time I wrote this) We have officially entered into the 40th week of pregnancy, so I figured nows the time to post an update on her and the sweet showers. 
At our 34 week appointment we got another 4D sonogram. :) 


Look at this girl’s tongue! Ha! 

I just think she’s beautiful! The tech guy said she’s measuring big, with long arms and legs. And also 5lbs and 6 ounces! Big girl! I definitely always felt on the bigger side! 

Now onto my first shower in January, hosted by my beautiful sister Lauren and her mother -in-law.  I really liked all the print-outs my sister got made. This one especially. The fact that God knew Noelle before she ever entered my womb! ❤️
Favorite photo of my sister and I! So much joy! …

We've got AMAZING news!

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We're pregnant! We are overwhelmingly grateful for this precious gift of life growing inside right now. This is old news for most of you, but maybe for some of you - this is new news! Kalen and I have been praying for a child from our womb since day 1 of our marriage (Almost 7 years ago). You can learn more about our story Here.

 I am 24 weeks along and we're expecting a precious baby girl. This momma is smitten and happy-tears grateful.






The journey has been the reward. Though it's been a hard journey, I've learned to walk so intimately with Jesus in surrender through many years of desperate prayers. Through it all I've experienced God's faithfulness and sweet nearness when the answer for many years was no. Jesus and I became so knit together in love  that I could truthfully say if He never gave us a child from my womb, I would be satisfied... because HE is enough. I found Him to be enough on the journey, and that is the most precious reward I could ask for.