Motherhood Monday

Motherhood Monday:: The Baby Has Finally Arrived

I am grateful and thankful that my bundle of joy made it here safe and sound!
Not only was baby #3 a surprise, he came into this world unexpectedly too!

Birth Story:
On Monday, Feb 11th, I had a normal 38 week appointment. I was supposed to go in, get weighed, blood pressure checked and the fetal heartbeat monitored. Well, while I was getting the baby’s heartbeat monitored I had a contraction. While the contraction was happening, the baby’s heartbeat went down for 1 minute. The doctor didn’t like that, so he sent me to the hospital to be monitored. I was upset because I wanted to go to work. I get to the hospital and the heartbeat is fine but the contractions keep coming. The contractions are only Braxton Hicks so I never got nervous. After a couple hours of monitoring, the nurse said my doctor wants me to get an ultrasound and if all is well I can leave.

They rolled me downstairs and I was able to see my baby. The nurse said the baby looks good but the doctor needs to look at the screen. Ugggghhhhhhhh! So the hospitals doctor comes in and says, “I have good news and bad news, depending on how you look at it.” I was so nervous, but he proceeded to talk. “The good news, is the baby is fine. The bad news is, there is not enough amniotic fluid around the baby so I believe it’s in your best interest to have the baby today. You are far enough that they baby will be just fine.” I literally had that, “What You Talkin’ ‘Bout Willis?” look on my face. I said, “So, ummm what are you saying?” He then looked at me like I was crazy, “You are having a baby today!”

They rolled me back upstairs and told me, I will be having the baby in 90 minutes! WHAT! I had to call my husband, my job (well I didn’t call them!), my mom, make sure my kids are taking care of. It all happen so fast. I didn’t have a bag packed. My husband had to rush home and just grab stuff. And he made it just in time to be there and hold my hand for the birth. They started preparing me right away to have the baby. I was nervous. I was shaking. Mostly because I was going to the hospital for a normal check up and now about to have a baby!

Well, I had my son via C Section and he is a healthy, beautiful baby boy.

Thank You!
I literally want to thank everyone that did anything for me during this pregnancy from the bottom of my heart. It was a blessing not to go through this pregnancy alone. Writing this weekly Motherhood Monday post has allowed me to meet so many great people (in person and online) that genuinely cared. When I found out I was pregnant, I didn’t have ONE THING for a new baby. We weren’t expecting anymore children. When I gave birth to my son, we had EVERYTHING he NEEDED at the time of birth and we didn’t come out of our pockets at all. Whether it was a gift from friends, blogger events/giveaways or from the baby shower – the baby was truly blessed and I give God the Glory for it.

I am so thankful for the emails, text, fb & calls throughout my pregnancy. You don’t know how much it touched my heart to get a text or call that says, “I am just checking on you and the baby!” “How are you feeling today?” “Do you need anything?” It was all such a pure blessing.

What’s Next?
Well, Motherhood Monday will not stop and I welcome you to continue to visit as a whole new chapter has started. I am now the mother of three and I am really not sure what challenges lie ahead. First thing is, I want to lose this baby weight! I have gone down 25 lbs since giving birth and desire to go down 30 more at the minimum. I can’t work out (per the doctor) for 6 to 8 weeks, but I can walk and eat right. I am breastfeeding, so I know that knocks off weight too.

I also want to thank Kimberly Murray for taking these lovely photographs of my son.
These are just a sneak peek, and will show you more when they are ready!
Visit her website at:



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  • kita
    February 25, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Loved the pictures. So happy for you and you family and I hope you enjoy your new bundle of joy can’t wait to see your progress

  • Curvie Birdie
    February 25, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Congrads chica!!! Your bay is beautiful!!!!

  • Tiffany
    February 25, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Beautiful baby! Congratulations mama!

  • MushyMamma(Daphne)
    February 25, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Bernetta… son is so adorable what a blessing. I am truly very happy for you, don’t forget I cried when you told me you were pregnant. 🙂 I was clueless I really had no idea. Congratulations again and I will be visiting, also we can go walking. I need to lose weight and it’s not baby weight 😉

  • Carissa
    February 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Awww Congratulations!!! Beautiful Baby!!!

  • Karen Curtis
    February 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Congratulations! He is gorgeous! Thankful that you and he came through the surprise birth without any complications.


  • Kimberly
    February 25, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Congratulations again, Bernetta! You literally made me smile at the computer with your “What you talkin’ ’bout Willis?!” comment. That must have been such a shock! I’m so glad that I had the chance to meet and photograph your baby. Continued peace and blessings to you and your family!

  • Kendra
    February 25, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I’m so happy for you!

  • Lindsey Paris
    February 25, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    MOMMA Monday – so happy for you, and he is so gorgeous I can’t stand it!

  • LA Lynn's
    February 25, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    He is gorgeous!!!!!! What a beautiful blessing… I look forward to seeing & hearing all about Motherhood with the new addition!!!!! ~Thanks for sharing!!!!


  • Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?
    February 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Congratulations! He’s so handsome! Those third kiddos keep you on your toes from the get go!

  • Miss Foodie Fash
    February 25, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I saw the title on FB and immediately broke out in the chessiest of smiles. He is gorgeous, just gorgeous! Congrats to you again!

  • Anonymous
    February 26, 2013 at 1:14 am

    He is so beautiful and welcome to the wonderful world of being a mom to 3

  • Linda Edwards
    February 26, 2013 at 1:21 am

    So Precious! Congrats!

  • Renae
    February 26, 2013 at 1:26 am

    So sweet!!! Congrats on your healthy baby boy!! This is such a a precious time in your life right now, I hope you and your husband are enjoying and living in the moment with your 3 darling kids.

  • Brandyne
    February 26, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Congrats! I’m so happy for you. Your little one is beautiful. Praise God that you were in the right place at the right time, and you are both safe and healthy now. 🙂

  • Terra H.
    February 26, 2013 at 5:28 am

    The baby is precious. Congrats to you and I’m glad everything turned out well, even if it was in an unexpected way.

  • Beeb
    February 26, 2013 at 6:50 pm


  • Lynsey @MoscatoMom
    February 27, 2013 at 2:04 am

    What a beautiful little guy! Those are great pictures. I had a similar experience with my first born – 3.5 weeks early – when the doc was all “that isnt a stomach virus sweetie, you are in full blown labor” … I nearly passed out LOL

  • Katherine Phillips
    February 27, 2013 at 5:28 am

    He is so handsome!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  • Ladyy Gri
    February 27, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Beautiful little man!

  • Britton
    February 28, 2013 at 2:06 am

    Congratulations! He is sooooo adorable!

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  • Mylah Sai
    March 2, 2013 at 5:00 am

    He is absolutely amazing! Congratulations my sister. I’m praying for you and your newest addition!

  • Rose's Daughter
    March 2, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Congratulations!!! He is beautiful! Love the pictures!!!

  • [email protected]
    March 2, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks for taking us on this journey with you. He’s beyond adorable.
    Get your rest and worry about the weight later!

  • Cam | Bibs and Baubles
    March 4, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Congrats!!!! He is GORGEOUS!!!! What a blessing. 🙂

  • luvlymskrissy
    March 5, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    congrats! What a beautiful suprise