*** Important Update**** I have split this blog into two. I am keeping this site for all the Kozy Carrier related information and updates, and I started a new blog for all the other stuff (family stuff, thoughts on parenting, birth, natural living, crafts, recipes etc). I have imported all the relevant posts from this blog over there. So come check it out www.entergentlyblog.blogspot.com

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. StarMar 4, 2011 01:31 PM
    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. sstamoulMar 4, 2011 01:35 PM
    Congratulations! Beautiful mama, beautiful boy, beautiful family! Enjoy! I wish you health, luck and love!
  3. Jen5253Mar 4, 2011 02:16 PM
    Congratulations!!!! I'm SO excited for you!!
  4. AshleyMar 4, 2011 06:56 PM
    wow isnt he a gorgeous one!! congrats mama!
  5. LillaMar 6, 2011 02:49 PM
    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. Jackie's Little WorldMar 8, 2011 08:59 PM
    Congratulations!! He looks perfect! And the pregnancy pics are beautiful!
  7. NancyMar 11, 2011 08:24 AM
    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. roseherbalistApr 20, 2011 12:56 PM
    Congratulations Kelley. I'm pregnant now with number three (17 weeks) and it's soooo nice and reassuring to see a picture of someone with a nice round belly at 16 weeks as I keep getting paranoid and feeling that I look more like 6 months!! I'm also really inspired by your birth story - am hoping for a vbac after two c-sections. Wish me luck :)
  9. EntergentlyApr 21, 2011 10:03 PM
    I never got around to coming back here to say thanks for all the kind words (guess I was busy with a new baby or something . . . LOL). Hopefully all of y'all were able to check out the birth story (and pictures) I posted several weeks ago over at www.entergentlyblog.blogspot.com

    I wanted to say Congrats to you Nancy on #2. Wishing you a wonderfully peaceful and gentle homebirth!

    Congrats to you too Roseherbalist! You know with my first 2 I didn't "show" till 22-24 wks and then it was earlier with each one. I like to get big quicker though because if I am pregnant, I want to LOOK pregnant durn it, LOL!!
    I know several people who have had VBA2C and I have read stories of moms who have had them after 4 and 5 c/s!! Don't know your plans, I have known moms to vbac at the hospital but I have seen more vbac success with homebirths. I know you can do it! Educate yourself, surround yourself with positive supportive people who trust you and birth. I wish you a peaceful, gentle and empowering vbac!!