Baby & Bloggy Updates

Photo by Katja Presnal

First things first…

FALSE ALARM!

I woke up around 5am Saturday morning with contractions and could not go back to sleep. So, I did what any blogger would do- got out of bed and scheduled 3 weekend posts.

Several hours and contractions later, I felt it was time to find out if this was the real thing. The kids were sent off to Grandma’s and we headed for the hospital.

After hours of strong contractions 5-10 minutes apart, nothing. Not dilated. Sent home. Same thing all day Sunday, but no real progress.

Last night I did not get much sleep, so I went to see my doctor today to find out if anything had changed. I am dilated to a 3, but not in active labor. My due date is actually not until April 24th, however my girls were both 10 days early.

I will keep y’all posted!

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for himPsalm 37:7

On to some bloggy business! I have some winners to announce from my last few giveaways, each chosen by random.org:

Ear Checker
#22- Tim from tim04901

Frugal Easter Eggstravaganza- $25 Walmart Gift Card
#20- Jen from Balancing Beauty & Bedlam

Betty Crocker Kitchen Gift Basket
#178- Leslie from Leslie Loves Veggies

Congratulations to the 3 lucky winners, and thank you so much to all the participants!

I have more exciting Earth Month giveaways planned, so stay tuned!

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Have you placed your order yet for ALL YOU magazine? In case you missed it, I have a special deal just for my readers through tomorrow- only $17.99 for a 2-year subscription!

I may be posting sporadically over the next week or so as I wait for baby to arrive. But don’t worry, I am not going anywhere for long. Guest posters are welcome and encouraged!

Please feel free to email me your submissions about Faith, Family, or Frugality to alyssa (at) kingdomfirstmom.com. I cannot guarantee that every post will be published, but I will gladly contact you if your article is selected.

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About Alyssa Francis

A thirty-something wife and mother of four! Two daughters by birth, one son by marriage, and a sweet baby boy born in April of 2009. Oldest sister of four girls raised by a single mom. California native. Grew up in Hawaii. Somehow ended up in North Texas. Once a single mom. Former agnostic. A survivor of abuse and addiction. Forgiven by a great big God. Married to my best friend.

Comments

  1. Keeping you in mind Alyssa… It’ll happen soon enough, hang in there :) I’m so excited for you!

  2. Domestic Diva says:

    Hang in there Alyssa, baby will come soon enough.

  3. A Cowboy's Wife says:

    You are beautiful woman! It will be here before you know it:) When the time is right of course………..

    MWAH!

  4. A Cowboy's Wife says:

    You are beautiful woman! It will be here before you know it:) When the time is right of course………..

    MWAH!

  5. A Cowboy's Wife says:

    You are beautiful woman! It will be here before you know it:) When the time is right of course………..

    MWAH!

  6. A Cowboy's Wife says:

    You are beautiful woman! It will be here before you know it:) When the time is right of course………..

    MWAH!

  7. praying that the birthday is soon!

  8. Stephanie says:

    You are too funny…I think blogging gets into our blood somehow! Hope you have that baby soon!

  9. You promised on your radio show that the next time it would be for real! LOL I check each day hoping to see a picture! Hope you get to have your precious baby boy in your arms soon. Best of luck to you!

  10. Money Savin' Momma says:

    Just remember, the baby will come on God’s time! :)

    Wishing you a happy and healthy birth, and many blessings to you during this exciting time,

    $ Money Savin’ Momma $
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  11. Money Savin' Momma says:

    Just remember, the baby will come on God’s time! :)

    Wishing you a happy and healthy birth, and many blessings to you during this exciting time,

    $ Money Savin’ Momma $
    Engineer a Debt Free Life (freebies, coupons, and money saving tips)
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  12. Money Savin' Momma says:

    Just remember, the baby will come on God’s time! :)

    Wishing you a happy and healthy birth, and many blessings to you during this exciting time,

    $ Money Savin’ Momma $
    Engineer a Debt Free Life (freebies, coupons, and money saving tips)
    http://www.engineeradebtfreelife.com/

  13. Money Savin' Momma says:

    Just remember, the baby will come on God’s time! :)

    Wishing you a happy and healthy birth, and many blessings to you during this exciting time,

    $ Money Savin’ Momma $
    Engineer a Debt Free Life (freebies, coupons, and money saving tips)
    http://www.engineeradebtfreelife.com/

  14. Jennifer says:

    I just heard Beth Moore say that in Isaiah 30:18, the same word is used to describe our waiting AND the LORD’s waiting…He is “longing” (waiting) to be gracious to you, which means that there is something tremendous that the wait is for!

    All the same, sending you “labor vibes”! :)
    ~~~~L~A~B~O~R~~~~

  15. thenewfrugalmom.com says:

    Can’t wait to hear news of the little man!

    Good luck and God Bless!

  16. My son was born 10 days before his due date too. Best wishes! I’m excited for you! And btw, you look great!

  17. thinking of you…

  18. keeping you and yours in my prayers as you await your little man!

  19. JillNFilm says:

    Thanks for updating us. You’ve been on my mind and I was wondering how you were doing! Lots of prayers coming your way!

  20. Dear Alyssa,
    I am going to keep you on my permanent prayer list!!!
    I just saw my name and I am so excited to have won the Betty Crocker Basket. I emailed you. I just hope I emailed the correct email! Can you please let me know when you get it! Many Many thanks!
    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

  21. Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam says:

    Oh yes – you have been so in my prayers.
    And yea!! I won the $25 gift card..yipee.

    Glad to see your comment about guest post. Didn’t know if mine was too late….Living Debt free with a big family is coming up. :)

  22. Jennifer (Niffer) says:

    Hi there, Labor nurse here.

    some basics for ruling out false labor…what we tell every mom when they call wanting to know if they are in labor… also call your hospital first, before you come in. We appreciate the heads up and can make sure we have enough nurses to care for you…

    1. contractions 3-5 minutes apart consistently for an hour.

    2. can’t walk or talk through them.

    3. if not sure about contractions, soak in a warm bath, drink lots of water and lay on your left side…they’ll either slow down or get stronger.

    good luck! how exciting for you!

  23. Jennifer (Niffer) says:

    oh, but if your water breaks, or you are bleeding or are not feeling baby move, call the hospital and let them know what’s going on, sooner than later

  24. Okay, girl… I was wondering what happened!

    Praying for you and that sweet baby!

    BTW, that pic of you is just adorable. Love it!

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