I am 30 years old and have been married to my wonderful husband, J, since I was 19. Many think we were too young, and maybe we were, but marrying the love of my life has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! I knew long before I started dating my husband that I wanted to be a mother, it was a dream that I hoped would come true when I married the man God had created just for me. Once we were married we both decided we wanted to start trying immediately, however things didn’t go as planned… but when do they really?
After 2.5 years of trying we finally conceived our daughter without any fertility meds or interventions. We were ecstatic to be growing our family by one! My pregnancy was pretty tough, I was sick constantly for 34 weeks and thought I’d never stop getting sick. Thankfully in the last few weeks of my pregnancy the nausea and vomiting subsided and while I was uncomfortable with my ever expanding belly, I was able to enjoy the end of my pregnancy. Boogie was born December 2010 and she has been an absolute joy, we’ve made it through sleepless nights, endless nursing sessions, and all the ins and outs of toddlerhood, and big kid days are upon us. She is now 7 years old and becoming an amazing young lady right before my eyes.
In April of 2012 we discovered we were pregnant with our second child, this was such an exciting time for us! It didn’t take any time at all to conceive the second time around, so we were overjoyed to have our kids close in age like we had hoped! Bubby was born in November and my pregnancy with him was much easier sickness wise. I felt much bigger, and was more exhausted… but how could I not be chasing Boogie around all day?! Bubby is ball full of energy and we have been learning how to help him with his sensory seeking needs this past year. Bubby just turned 5 and he is such a sweet little soul, he is constantly making me laugh and our family wouldn’t be the same without him.
In December 2014 we had our third child, Bird. As with Bubby, it didn’t take long to conceive this sweet girl and she has been a ball full of fun for our family. She is our fierce little firecracker, or as I like to tease her… our sassy pants. Bird has quite the attitude and is a diva to boot, but I know with her fierceness she will be unstoppable someday. At 3 years old, I’ve seen that she has the same desire to learn as her big sister, so we’ll see how she does in her first year of homeschooling with us next year as a preschooler!
In 2016, during our move from NC to TN, I discovered we were pregnant with Baby #4! We had not been preventing (because we always had a fear that conceiving would be difficult again like it was with Boogie), but we definitely didn’t think we would be getting pregnant during such a stressful and crazy time in our lives. But let me tell you folks, God’s timing is absolutely perfect. He knew how much I needed this sweet little soul in my life. I was so blessed with a birth center birth, sweet Bear was born into water and it was the perfect ending to my years of pregnancy. Bear is our last baby, and he is an absolute delight. His big blue eyes, red hair and giant smile light up my world. He turns one in February and my heart is excited and saddened at the thought. This little boy completes our family perfectly.
I am so excited that you’re here, whether it’s to follow the adventures of our family through homeschooling, to look back on our years of babyhood and pregnancies, or to find a little bit of hope… welcome. I’m not perfect, I’m far from it, but I hope that in reading Mustard Seed Mommy that you will find a little joy, a little faith and a whole lot of Jesus. My hope for the year 2018 is that I will be sharing much more homeschooling posts and lots of photos of my littles. Thank you for being here, thank you for supporting my blog, and I pray that you are blessed today.