Thursday, March 30, 2017

An Exciting Report!

I have never been one to obsess about my weight, especially during pregnancy. I am a firm believer in pregnant mamas eating nourishing food whenever they want to and focusing on growing a healthy baby, versus being concerned about weight gain. However, I have to say it’s very exciting to have just gone through my fourth pregnancy in four years and only gained 25 pounds, instead of the usual 35-40. Nothing about my diet changed, and for the first time in all my pregnancies, I did not exercise at all (outside of chasing my kids around). I probably should have, but finding the time for exercise on top of everything else I juggle just didn’t happen.

So what made the difference this pregnancy? The only thing I did differently was to take Plexus supplements. (You knew I was going to say this, right?) :)  And not only did these supplements give me great digestion, better energy, improved sleep, and a total overhaul of my blood sugar problems, it turns out they have also given me a different weight scenario this go ‘round.

For the first time in four pregnancies, I did not have to eat around the clock (literally) in order to keep from getting shaky or light-headed. For the first time in four pregnancies, I did not get a puffy face. For the first time in four pregnancies, I did not get “thick” thighs. For the first time in four pregnancies, I am only 6 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight ONE WEEK after giving birth despite eating plenty as a nursing mother. And for the first time in four pregnancies, I am wearing my pre-pregnancy jeans ONE WEEK after giving birth! (Usually, I have to wear maternity pants for several weeks followed by my “post-pregnancy” wardrobe before I’m anywhere near pre-pregnancy clothes.)

As I share this exciting report, let me just say that Plexus is NOT a fad diet nor is it only about weight loss. It’s about cleansing and healing the gut, stabilizing blood sugar levels, and reducing cellular inflammation. A healthy weight level is often a natural by-product of these root issues getting dealt with.
Once again, I’m so thankful that God brought these products into my life one year ago! The difference they have made, especially with this fourth pregnancy, have been tremendous! #KatrinasPlexusStory #GutHealthForTheWin  #DrinkPink

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

One Week Old!

Our little Silas has lost the swollen, just-born look and is turning into quite the cutie!

We're all pretty much smitten!

Some live baby wiggles for your viewing pleasure!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Baby Snuggles

Lovin' me some baby snuggles these days!

I know this picture is blurry, but look at that perfectly shaped little head!

Does it get any sweeter?

Silas Andrew

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Introducing Silas Andrew!

I am so thankful to announce the birth of our fourth son, Silas Andrew!
He was born here at home early yesterday morning after 7 hours of labor.
Silas weighed in at 9 pounds even, 21 1/2 inches long.
He is a beautiful, peaceful baby and a champion nurser!
We are praising God for his safe arrival!

Our precious boy.

Getting acquainted with baby brother.

So excited!



Friday, March 10, 2017

Plexus Free Shipping!

I think by now you may be picking up on how passionate I am about Plexus products and how MUCH they can help just about anybody with just about anything regarding health from the inside out!  When you get your gut cleansed and balanced, your blood sugar regulated, your hormones back in whack, and your body nourished, the benefits are truly amazing!  I am living proof. :)  Therefore, it gives me great excitement to let you know that Plexus is offering free shipping on all their products all weekend long until Monday night!  This kind of deal does not come around often.  Now is a great time to give Plexus a try or to stock up on products!  I would love to share more if you're interested in learning how they can help you!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

February Memories

Sometimes, this is how Sunday mornings look right before we walk out the door to church!

The guilty one would be the one standing up.

Somebody snuck out to the music room for some sleep while Mom and Dad were watching a movie one evening.

Our school theme during the month of February was "hearts and love."  Here, the boys are learning to graph colors with Sweetheart candies.

We also played pattern games that were a big hit!

I love to see the boys' creativity come alive in so many ways.  Here, Isaac built a car ramp from a piece of cardboard box and then set up his cars in a very orderly fashion to be able to pick ones to race.

Sensory play with shaving cream before making some very cool heart-garland-decorations!

Messy is so fun!

Next, the boys used pipettes to drop colored water onto the shaving cream.

Then, they swirled it all together with a plastic knife.

Finally, we dipped card stock paper into the shaving cream and scraped off the excess.  (Here, we also have paintings with homemade heart stamps drying on the counter.)

The marble art of colored shaving cream.

Once the marbled papers dried, we cut them out into heart shapes and laced them together for a garland.  I was really impressed with this activity!

Nathan's special breakfast that he made for the family.  Heart-shaped pancake-muffins!

Enjoying some chocolate-avocado pudding!

Sensory sink fun...what's not to love about red water, bubbles, foam hearts and circles, and various water toys???

A sensory rice and beans bucket is always a hit!  Here, Isaac and Josiah played a "find the alphabet" game with puzzle pieces in the rice.

Matching heart candies to the number of hearts on cards.

Making stickered alphabet letters. 

We had a fun time with our Young Families group from church in February!  Here are some of them in intense competition using straws and candy hearts for a game we played!

A puzzle race.

Family-centered games in the living room.

The final heart garland!

Don't those hearts look amazing?

Science experiments with Daddy are lots of fun!