JodiAnn's birth story is another example of how I tried my best to plan for everything and my past history of sexual abuse prevented my body from dilating properly to give birth naturally. The Backstory On September 13th, 2013 I was shocked and amazed by a positive pregnancy test. You see, I had gone to the doctor on July 3rd and was told that I was not pregnant. I felt completely defeated because I had ALL the early symptoms. I left that doctor's visit and cried all the way home down ... Read More about The Birth of JodiAnn | Kelli’s Story
This is an informational post to help Mom's understand what birth trauma is and how it can affect them. What is Birth Trauma? Birth trauma is typically thought of as a physical condition that happens during the birthing process to a mothers body or to the baby. It wasn't until I began to heal from my own Traumatic Birth that I realized this was a much more prevalent problem that I have rarely ever heard anyone talk about. The Birth Trauma Association says this: "It is clear that some ... Read More about What is Birth Trauma?
"And she loved a little boy very, very much—even more than she loved herself." -Shel Silverstein The Back Story I had tried to get pregnant for months, but an irregular period and seemingly absent ovulations made it very difficult. I went through a round of making my body ovulate and then a round of Clomid and was disappointed when they told me I was not pregnant. Because it was mid-December and near Christmas, I decided to wait a month before starting round 2. Over that holiday, I ... Read More about The Birth of Joshua | Kelli’s Story
A little back history on how God led me to the name of this blog, Leaning on Her Beloved and strengthened me with courage to begin writing during the hardest season of my life. While mentoring with a blogger I respected, I stumbled across the idea that maybe I needed to get really transparent about my life and struggles as a wife and mother to help others. I felt like this was the right path for me and was instantly given a name for the blog that surprisingly was available...Leaning on Her ... Read More about What is Leaning On Her Beloved?
To grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified. Isaiah 61:3 The Backstory Jubilee was planned to arrive about 15 months after JodiAnn. We knew we were getting older and figured they would be our last so we thought having them to close together would be the best ... Read More about The Birth of Jubilee | Kelli’s Story