Baby #4 Coming March 2013!


{Madison’s Birth Story}

On Friday morning, I dropped Raychel off at school and headed to my doctors appoint at 9:45am. My doctor checked me and said I was dilated at 3cm. She asked if I wanted her to go ahead and strip my membranes, she said that by doing this I will mostly likely get stronger contractions and cause me to go into labor sometime this weekend. She also said it may not. I told her, “lets do it and see what happens!”

About an hour after the appointment I started feeling the braxton hicks a little more stronger. I had been feeling them more frequent since Thursday, but now they were a lot stronger and closer together. 12 o’clock comes around and its time to pick up Raychel . I pick her up and off to the mall we go to meet my mom and mother-in-law. By this time I was really starting to feel the contractions coming on a lot stronger. I called Ray and let him know how I was feeling and if he was going to be near by just encase they would start coming on a lot stronger or if my water would break. He said, “Yes.” that he was going to be close by today. Ray was so excited that he kept saying, “do you just want to go in now to the hospital?!” of course I said, “No.” I did not want to get to the hospital early and have to hang out there. So off to the mall we (the girls and I)went. The girls and I met my mom and had a little bit of lunch. I didn’t want to eat too much since I was pretty sure I was going to have this baby tonight. After a little lunch my mom was worried about me ( she knows my labors go quick) and kept saying lets just go back to your place, but I insisted I was OK. I really wanted the girls to play at the play area since I have been telling them all day that that’s what we were going to do. My mother-in-law met us at the play area and we hung out there for a few minutes, when I then decided I was ready to head home.

I drove back home with the girls while my mom followed behind us. Once we got home I started to get the last minute things ready to take to the hospital. This is also the time that I logged on my blog to type for prayers for Madison and I. I called Ray and told him to come home, because I was feeling the contractions a lot stronger and closer together. Once he got home about 3pm we got our last minute things, my mom helped put the girls in the car and we were off! My mom followed behind us.
We got to the hospital at like 3:30, they rolled me in a wheel chair to my room, I got changed, and then the nurse checked me and said I was at 5cm. They then connected me to an IV. As I was laying on the bed Ray kept massaging my head. One of the nurses asked me if I rather stand and I said I would try it. So there I was standing while Ray massaged my low Back as I was getting the contractions. After about 2 more of those contractions I started to feel the urge to push. I told Ray I feel like pushing. He then told the nurses that I felt like pushing. The nurses said, “Ok! Let get you back on the bed to check you.” I got back on the bed and while the nurse was checking me my water broke and she said “Oh yeah, she is at a 9 1/2cm.” At this time my doctor walks in and soon the pushing begins. I had the best nurses and the best doctor, plus in amazing man who helped me all through the pushing. They were awesome , they did exactly what I told them to do and what helped and what did not. As I felt the ring of fire I hear ray and the nurses say, “she’s right there! One more strong push!” I pushed as hard as I could and there she was, Madison Marie Marquez out into the world at 5:06pm!! I am beyond thankful and blessed that my labors and deliveries are fast! Thanks again for all your prayers! I also asked God for him to be with me through this labor and delivery and I truly felt peaceful and calm through out this whole labor and delivery!

At the play area in the mall

In Jesus Name, Madison will arrive soon!

  Hi everyone!!! I think tonight might be the night we get to meet our 3rd blessing!! I have been having contractions a few minutes apart now. Getting one as I type this. Please keep Madison and me in your prayers for a healthy, fast labor and delivery! Thank You guys!!! Next time I post I probably will be holding little Madison in my arms!!!!



  On Sunday, I woke up, got out of bed and hopped in the shower. As I was showering I felt sad, I just felt like crying. All these thoughts of little Madison still in my belly and not yet out, and how ready I am to be holding her in my arms. All last week and this past weekend all these women who I know who’s due dates are a week from mine and some even two days from mine are already holding their little ones in their arms. It started to get to me. Plus, all these other emotions I am feeling. All day Sunday I felt sad not really wanting to talk to anyone or do anything.

At church on Sunday it was my turn to watch the toddler kids, which I wasn’t really feeling up for it, but then again I didn’t want to interact with anyone and I knew the kids were not going to start a conversation with me, so I felt it actually worked out for the better. After service I hurried up to find Ray so we can head on home. I found him and we headed home. We got home, had lunch, then Ray had to head out to show some homes. Once he left I just sat there in the dinning room table watching my girls play together when all of a sudden I was feeling so sad that tears were streaming down my face. All these emotions overcoming me that there was only one thing I had/needed to do… and that was getting on my Knees! I went in my room, got on my knees and started to pray. I was telling God everything I have been feeling and for Him to come into my heart and bring me peace, patience and joy back in my heart. God is the one who truly knows my heart, and He is also the only one who knows the day and time Madison will be joining our family. His timing is always perfect! He is never late. He is never early. He is never in a hurry. He is always on time, on His time! These words I truly need to keep in my heart and always remember.

After that talk with God I felt better, relived, maybe not 100%, but better. Sometimes I feel its a good thing to feel vulnerable and emotional, because it brings me to my knees! It is also a good reminder that I cant always be strong and I need the help of our heavenly father to get me through a rough/emotional day.

I still feel a little emotional, but I am keeping these words… Gods words… close.

John 14:27 –  Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.

Isaiah 40:31 – but those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Matthew 11:28-30 – “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Romans 8:15 – The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Belly Business Vlog

I thought I’d change it up and do a vlog instead of just a picture! I have seen a few vlog’s from blogs I follow and it’s always so different just to actually see them and hear them on video, so here is ME and my girls on video!

I am 38 weeks and I actually feel really good. The only thing is my feet hurt from standing up or doing whatever so I try to relax on the couch every now and then. Also, I haven’t really had any braxton hicks regularly, =( but hopefully soon, all in God’s timing 😉

I ate A LOT!

  A few weeks ago I was out with my girls and there was this little boy with his mom, this little boy looks at me and then tells his mom… “Mommy she ate a lot!” the mommy looks at me and then tells her little boy, “No honey, she has a baby in her belly.” The little boy- “OoOh!.” lol!! Goodness, then most of the little kiddos out there must think I eat A LOT! hahaha!!

Belly Business

I am 37 weeks today!! We are so excited to soon meet you little Madison! I keep thinking about what day and time God has set for you to come out into the world.  I hope labor and delivery is even faster with you then with your sisters. labor and delivery with both your sister only took about 4 hours total! With Raychel I was induced and with Oceana she came all natural. I almost didn’t make it to the hospital in time with OC. I am hoping God will bless me with another fast, drug free, delivery! I can not wait for that day to come!! Believe it or not labor and delivery is my favorite part! Yes, I know, I am crazy! Hope that day is coming sooooooon!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ramblings of a pregnant women

I can not believe how time has flown on by! BUT, now it feels like its slowing down. Isn’t it always like that though? the last few weeks feel like baby will never come and I will stay pregnant forever lol! Even though it feels like the due date will never get here, I am trying to take in all the beauty and joy of being pregnant. Feeling little Madison move inside of me is such a wonderful feeling. It still amazes me how a little being is growing inside of me and is hanging out in my belly till its time for her to make her grand appearance!

There is these two lovely ladies (Little Carrigan and Mommy-logue) {you can click on their names or blog name to view their blog ;)}that I follow, they were about 3 weeks ahead of me and they both just had their little ones!! Kimmie from “little carrigan” just announced the birth of her second son, and Kim from “mommy-logue” also just announced the birth of her 3rd child, a little boy! she has two girls and now she welcomes her son. Its crazy to me, because it feels like it was only a few weeks ago that we all announced we were pregnant and now they are welcoming their little ones! Congrats ladies!! I am right behind ya! May God bless your little ones and your whole family! Well… I guess he already has blessed the fam with a new little addition ;).

Madison, I can not wait to see you and hold you in my arms! I wonder how and who you will look like?! I wonder if your hair will be as dark as your sisters, and if you will also have those pretty blue/green eyes as they do. I wonder how different your character will be compared to your sisters. I can not wait to be a family of 5!! You Madison will complete our family!! How ever you make look or act, we are so blessed God chose you to be apart of our family!!!! We all love you so very much!!! This Saturday we are having a baby shower for you and I am so excited!!

Belly Business!

I am 34 weeks today!
Today the weather is beautiful out, so I decided to take the girls to the store and buy some paint to paint my belly! The girls had so much fun painting my belly and talking to M. It is such a joy seeing my beautiful daughters enjoy painting my belly =)

Belly Business

  32 weeks!
Size of baby: weighs about 3.75 pounds and is about 16.7 inch long
Total weight gain: 25 pounds
Maternity clothes: Yes… well I just been wearing the belly band!
Gender: Girl! Madison Marie!
Movement: YES!! I dont think she ever stops!! She moves so much!! She is just like her dad, hardly sleeps and is just on the go!
Sleep: Ok, could be better
What I miss: Sleeping on my belly
Cravings: Nada
Symptoms: Growing belly, restless legs, heartburn, and my sides get numb while I am sleeping.
Best moment this week: Just excited to meet little M soon!

One of my good friends who moved to Texas came up to visit!! We had a great lunch together. It was so nice seeing her and catching up! Love you Valerie!