I've had a lot of questions about Ashlea but I was waiting until I could take a new maternity photo before I posted. I know she's going to love me talking about her on my blog, but hey, she got born into this family and everyone else ends up on here. So here we go:
She is soooo much bigger than this now.
How's Ashlea doing with the pregnancy?
Not so great. Her back already hurts and her legs and feet hurt after a bath. Don't ask me, I just pass the information on.
How far along is Ash and how old is she?
She is in her second trimester and is five months.
She is 18, but will be 19 when the baby comes.
When is she due?
Does she want to home birth also?
HA! No. It was something she thought about for (snaps fingers) that long.
When is Ashley's due date? Did she like the tea?
I don't remember her due date. Late July. You know how I am with due dates. I don't know that she's drank the tea. Ashlea, did you like the tea Yara got you?
(Yes I realize that someone already asked when she was due, but they didn't ask about the tea Yara sent.)
Is she going to stay there and have the baby?
As you can see, here is paradise.
No, she's having the baby at a hospital. And she just moved in with a friend from church a few days ago. So, no.
Is Jeff going to deliver hers too?
HA! Neither of them want either of them anywhere near "that" area.
Is she excited?
She LOVES babies. So yes, very excited. I'm not sure she's calculated how much sleep she'll get each night (should I say, won't, get) or how often they need their diapers changed or how much throw up they actually have in them. (She hates changing diapers and throw up.)
What happened to dad?
We told him to go away. Kidding, just kidding. He doesn't read my blog so I can talk bad about him. Seriously, he seems really nice, but I don't know him that well.
While this isn't the path that the Bible lays down and we would have chosen for Ashlea to get married and THEN have a child, this baby is a blessing. As are all children. The father didn't expect this and neither did Ashlea. But he is doing the right thing and is going to be a part of the babies life. And they are trying to work things out. We pray God's will in all things. I hope I didn't say too much...or Ashlea will be mmmaaaadddd.
How is she feeling?
Excited. And achy. And very, very hungry.
WOW, to be honest, it was scary at 27 having a baby with a man I wasn't married to. I can't imagine at 18. Is she ok?
Yes, she's okay. A little scared, I'm sure. But she's been around babies a lot and is a great big sister. You can never be quite prepared for a new baby...especially your first.
Are y'all moving to Thailand?
That would be Singapore. And it's 50/50 at this point.
Hey, where did your facebook go?
You won't believe this. Someone hacked my account and started contacting all my friends telling them I was in London and was mugged. All my money was stolen and we needed a way home. Could they send money. So one of my friends, thinking this was for real, gets the address and everything. Before sending the money she called a mutual friend, who said, no way. So she calls me and sure enough, SCAM. But really, it was quite funny.
THEN, they disabled my account and it all of a sudden became not so funny to me.
So, I tried to get them to enable it again. It's like I never existed on Facebook.
I opened a new account and can't remember my password, because OF COURSE I tried to make it too hard to get hacked again. Too hard for me to remember. Even though I've tried a bazzilion times to reset my password they have yet to send me anything.
I miss everyone! I just had a friend give birth and I can't see her baby. While another is about to pop any second.
Maybe baby will come in the early morning hours?
Did it ever. Whew! Four or three or something. Who can remember these things with six kids?
Your daddy even got water back for you (or would that be Daddy as in heavenly Father?)
Yes, our heavenly father restored our water the day I gave birth to Jerusha. That was a miracle and a sign to me that it was all going to be okay.
What?!?! Where is the post I blogged for you?! [Hannah]
I asked Hannah, during the ice storm, to post a poem for me. She did...only she forgot to click publish. So it got saved as a draft. BOO! Bad Hannah. Okay, I'm sorry Hannah. You are good.
I dont know who took this picture but it's of Hannah and her beau