"If we hope to create a non-violent world where respect and kindness replace fear and hatred, we must begin with how we treat each other at the begining of life. For that is where our deepest patterns are set. From these roots grow fear and alienation or love and trust."
Suzanne Arms

Friday, March 4, 2011

It's a BOY!! and baby/pregnancy pictures

Yes, another boy!  That makes 5 boys (and 1 girl).  
 Born unassisted at home in the water (dad and most of the kids were right there, the little ones and Grammy missed it by less than a minute . . . though granted, after pushing for over 2 hrs I didn't give them much 'heads up' when it was finally time, so only the fastest ones made it in the room LOL!!).
My earliest baby, born at 39 wks exactly.  Weighing 8.4 and 22 1/4" long with a 14 inch head.  I had wanted to go late but thank goodness I didn't!!  He would have been over 9lbs!  No name yet, we'll figure that one out soon.

I should be able to get the birth story out within a week.  I had been planning on splitting up this blog into 2.  One for the opinion/personal stuff and then keeping this one for just the Kozy related stuff where I can put all the updates and new stuff (because we have new stuff I have neglected to post about).  So I am thinking if I can get my act together I can start the new blog with the birth story (I have already duplicated most of my non-kozy posts from here, over there)  We'll see.  But I'll let y'all know.

Anyway I had this whole post planned out with all my pregnancy pictures.  I was going to post it yesterday at 39 wks but . . well, I had a baby instead. LOL.  So I am going to go ahead and post all the pictures since I already had them downloaded and in here ready to post.

So I had a professional photographer come over on Tues (just 2 days before he was born) to take pregnancy pictures.  It was FREE because she wanted more photos for her portfolio . . . score for me!!

 I am 38.5 wks in these . . . little did I know that in 2 days . . . 

Here are pictures of my belly/baby growing.  I was trying to be really good to take pictures consistently this time, with the same clothes and the same pose.  It is so cool being able to go back and see the body changing, AND to compare my body/belly from this last pregnancy to the others.

12 wks

16 wks

20 wks

24 wks

28 wks

32 wks

36 wks

38 wks


  1. Congratulations! What a beautiful little boy. Your pregnancy photos are inspiring. You just look so healthy and glow. Thinking seriously on being open to having another little one to carry in my Kozy.... Happy Babymoon to you all!

  2. Congratulations! Beautiful mama, beautiful boy, beautiful family! Enjoy! I wish you health, luck and love!

  3. Congratulations!!!! I'm SO excited for you!!

  4. wow isnt he a gorgeous one!! congrats mama!

  5. Congratulations! I am so happy to hear the good news! God bless you all!
    Waiting for the birth story....I have read your birth stories posted so far... they were inspiring to me...

  6. Congratulations!! He looks perfect! And the pregnancy pics are beautiful!

  7. Congratulations! He's gorgeous! I am having number two this summer. Our son just turned one, and the first trimester was tough, so I have absolutely no clue how you got through pregnancy with FIVE kids! Granted, not all pregnancies are hard....

    We are planning a home birth, in part thanks to stories like yours. We had a natural hospital birth with our son, but we now know so much more about pregnancy and birth, and realize for a healthy mom and baby, there is no need to involve medical staff or procedures. I am super excited for a home birth with my family, trusted midwife, and maybe our doula as well.

    Thanks for being open about your birth experiences. It really does make a difference to women like me, who otherwise might not be exposed to such information.

  8. Hi Kelley,I know that it's unusual for a guy to comment on a blog like yours,but sometimes you just have to go for it and say what's on your mind.What I want to say is that your pregnant belly photos are simply BREATHTAKING!!! I too am a Christian and say that only an AWESOME GOD could make something so BEAUTIFUL and GLORIOUS and MAJESTIC and SPLENDID as a pregnant belly is!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. That cam device is so awesome. Maybe I will buy that device after my baby comes to this world. I am still learning about the experience how to plan baby boy.

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