Monday, February 27, 2017

Day 57 - February 26, 2017

A behind-the-scenes look at our newborn photoshoot. Can't wait to see the final images!

Our first photo as a family of 5!

Day 56 - February 25, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

Day 55 - February 24, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Day 54 - February 23, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Day 52 - February 21, 2017

Day 51 - February 20, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Day 50 - February 19, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Day 49 - February 18, 2017

Day 48 - February 17, 2017

Day 47 - February 16, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Day 46 - February 15, 2017

"What about Ensley?" I asked Greg one September afternoon.

"I like it," he said. "It reminds me of my mother's maiden name, Enns."

That thought hadn't crossed my mind when I first came across this name, but in this moment, my thoughts drifted to all the bedtime prayers Adelyn, Briar and I had prayed for the sweet girl growing inside my belly.

"Are Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa watching over the baby until God gives her to us?" Adelyn asked me one night as we prayed.

"Yes, honey. Your great-grandparents in Heaven are definitely watching over your baby sister."

The girls and I had this conversation a lot over the course of my pregnancy.

A few weeks later, Briar and I were on our way to our second ultrasound. We left early, not knowing how much traffic we might hit. On the way there, I looked at the time and realized we'd probably be there quite early so instead of sitting in the waiting room, I decided to get off the freeway and take the scenic route through the canyon. We had never driven these roads before. Briar and I were in awe of the fall beauty around us. As we got closer to the doctor's office, I turned into a subdivision to avoid a very busy street. I was stopped at a stop sign when I looked up and saw "Ensley Ave." I immediately got out of the car, took a picture and texted it to Greg along with the message, "Around the corner from the doctor's office. I think this might be a sign."

Ensley's birth was quick and not without several moments of concern for both of us.

"You definitely had some guardian angels watching over you today," my midwife said to me once Ensley and I were laying safely in bed. Tears came to my eyes as I thought of Grandma and Grandpa Enns who I knew were smiling down from Heaven at that moment. Greg and I knew, without a doubt, that her name couldn't be more perfect.

Ensley, your name was whispered to us throughout the time that I carried you. Signs were given to us along our journey to meeting you that lead us to the name God had chosen for you. You are a miracle, little one and I am honored that God has given me the privilege of loving you forever. 
Love, Mommy

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Day 45 - February 14, 2017

The day we witnessed a miracle...

Ensley Aurora

Born at home on Tuesday, February 14th at 2:28pm
Weight: 8 lbs, 9 oz  Length: 20 inches

Monday, February 13, 2017

Day 44 - February 13, 2017

It's always an adventure when we visit Daddy at work!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Day 43 - February 12, 2017

At 40 weeks pregnant, sure I could say the baby is the size of a jackfruit, but let's be honest. At this point, our baby is the size of a fully formed baby. I thought it would be fun to see what 40 weeks pregnant has looked like with each of my girls.

Big Sister
(40 weeks with Adelyn)

Middle Sister
(40 weeks with Briar)

Baby Sister
(40 weeks with baby #3)

Friday, February 10, 2017

Day 41 - February 10, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Day 40 - February 9, 2017

Soaking up the sunshine and the fleeting moments alone with Briar as my littlest one. She requested a tea party picnic lunch and a Valentine's Day manicure on this very warm winter day!

(39 weeks, 6 days pregnant)