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I am a momma of 6 :) I have one grand-daughter who is 2 and a half and one who is 9 months!!...my youngest son is 6 months younger than the older one and 1 year older than the baby :) We homeschool and we are always on the go! I like to joke and say we are "addicted to chaos"! Long story short - we are parents of kiddos every age imaginable (almost) and like everyone else...We're learning as we go along! Thank the Lord...He's forgiving and LOVING - 'cause we're truly undeserving of all the wonderful gifts He's given to us!

Monday, September 27, 2010

My baby is 16?!

And in my stubborn youth I wanted a v-bac after not one but TWO c-sections.
The doctor rolled his eyes and shook his head...NO.....
TOO BIG! Won't ever happen.
"Can't I at least TRY?" I questioned further? We had studied and prayed and studied some more - it had been done before!
"Come in at 9am monday morning and we'll do an ultrasound so I can PROVE you're in a hopeless situation - this will NEVER happen no matter how much you pray!"
more study - more prayer
Monday morning at 3am I thought...wait a minute this MAY be labor!
Mom's house next door had a tub and I thought...that would be lovely..a warm bath!
(my mom offered me cheese to eat - we still laugh about that one..."are you hungry?" "no" "I've got cheese!" "no thanks!" lol)
After a nice warm bath I headed back home....
5am my water broke and I thought YEP! it's labor!
Was up and moving around at 6am (the hospital was about an hour away)
Didn't seem to be too bad!
Hubby set off to walk our oldest to the bus stop...
by 6:45 he was up and back from the bus stop...
I was getting very uncomfortable and moody at this point (WAY high pain threshold...but do NOT want to be around people)
Told him (insert snippy voice here...) "I'm going back to bed! I'm NOT having this baby on the road somewhere and I'm NOT going to make it!" He probably thought I was dilusional but....he said he'd check since I was insisting the baby was ON IT'S WAY! Now we were both trained in emergency childbirth so I was sure he'd know what he was doing when I said "CHECK!" :) God Bless him ;)
He said "Yep - that's the baby's head - get back in bed!
By 7:30 am Ranger Michael Gilliland was born - delivered by his daddy in a small cabin filled with love in "Moffitsville" South Carolina.
Daddy is listed as both father AND attending physician on his birth certificate :)
That sweet baby boy is 16 now.
He is still going against the grain - started his own business partnership with his dad last year and it's doing VERY well!
He's playing football for a local school (even though he's homeschooled) and LOVING IT!!!
My baby....
My sweet baby boy....
P.S. was one of the best moments of my life being able to call and cancel that ultrasound 16 years ago :)

With all my heart ~


  1. Oh and he was 9lb. 12oz. my biggest - <3
    Since then I've had 3 other home births :)
    Thanks Ranger for being such an answer to prayer :) Love -MOM

  2. We purposefully homebirth...LOL. Jeff is the attending physician on 3 of his kids birth certificates.