Sunday, July 12, 2009

Three Things You Don't Know About Me Blog Hop

I gave birth to three children, a daughter, followed by two sons. My daughter weighed 8 pounds even. My first son weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces. My final son, Brad Michael, caused me 21 hours of labor and a very difficult delivery. He weighed in at a whopping 10 pounds, 9 ounces! He was the largest baby ever delivered by my doctor--and it was natural childbirth! I retired from giving birth after that! Note: The picture above was made when Brad was 1 day old, notice how big he is in my arms--wearing a size 0-3 mos!

My husband and I designed and built this house. He did most of the work himself. It originally began as a single wide mobile home with additions, but eventually we removed the mobile home--one piece at a time. We lived in this house for over 30 years and raised all three of our children here. One interesting note: We live in southeastern Georgia, and this picture was made in 1989, the only year that it ever snowed at Christmas! Santa is standing on the front porch.

Two years ago our original house, pictured above, was in desperate need of repair. The wooden floor had been deteriorating and was in need of replacement. The roof also needed replacing. My husband and I weighed our options and decided to build a new, smaller house on our property next door. Again, we designed and built this house ourselves. It took about two years to finish this house. It was a labor of love and we are proud of our hard work. One more interesting note: After my husband and I moved out of our original house(pictured above), my daughter and her husband decided to renovate it and move in. We find it interesting that our daughter is raising her daughter in the same house that she was raised in.

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Moms On The Go said...

I know your pain my first son was 10lbs 8 1/2 oz, my second was only 8lbs 13 oz. I also posted about my son for my 3 things

Happy hopping:)

I am Harriet said...

Your home look really nice.

I'm just stopping by via the blog hop to say hello.

the brown couch said...

Poppin'over from Brown Couch Events

and Comfort Joy Designs


You are invited to my Stella & Dot Jewelry Party happening all week at Comfort Joy Designs! Hope to see you there!

homeschoolceo said...

What wonderful stories you have. It sounds like you have been very blessed! How awesome to have your daughter and family so close. I hope my kids will want to be that close to me when they grow up, lol!

Frantic Holly said...

Just hopping by to say Hi and visit your list!

Sheila said...

Hoppin in to say hi!