"Morning by morning new mercies I see..." ... Today a new favorite line stands out from the hymn "Great is Thy Faithfulness;" from which this blog was originally inspired over a year ago. This morning I recall the many "mercies" (or blessings) of yesterday evening. Really all day, yesterday. Family members brought over supplies… Continue reading Morning By Morning – Benjamin’s Baptism
...unless it is. This blog is not about me. It's not about Ben. And, no, it's not even about Georgie. Luckily for me, I've kind of gathered a bit of a following with these blogs. It wasn't the original intention, but it happened. The support I've received in person, through private messages, and (most importantly)… Continue reading “It’s Not Like It’s Brain Surgery…”
Have you seen the movie White Christmas? Even though it is August, on many occasions over the last several weeks, I've found myself doing a late night YouTube search of this scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXKxazgio2s You see, in this scene, Rosemary Clooney's character cannot fall asleep due to personal worries and anxieties. Thankfully, we can always count… Continue reading White Christmas in August
It's been a hectic first week at home with our Benjamin. Between the jaundice scares (highest level was over 15mg/dL as of Monday - although thankfully went down to 13.9mg/dL by Tuesday) and weight loss... it's just been...well... hectic. I can deal with no sleep. Maybe this is because no matter the time of day, … Continue reading I Had No Idea
With all the events of the last several hours highly impacted by emotions, exhaustion, and anesthesia, it may be difficult to write/recall just how beautifully our journey into "Earthly parenthood" began. None-the-less, my emotional cup is currently so "full" that if I pass on jotting my feelings down I simply may burst in two. So… Continue reading Benjamin Russell Seager – Birth Story
"When are you due?!" "Do you know what you are having?" "Have you picked a name?" 95% of the time, strangers, acquaintances, friends, and family alike will ask these three questions in this specific order. Pretty much word for word. I'm not going to say it's annoying at all - because it's a complete joy… Continue reading What’s in a Name?
One of the worst parts of dealing with infertility was living years of my life in two week increments. Two weeks until we can "try" again... followed by two weeks of waiting to "test" and see if the "trying" resulted in a pregnancy. Once you're pregnant there's a whole lot of other types of… Continue reading Don’t Wish Your Life Away