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A glimpse into the life of Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and their 12 precious blessings. Thank you for visiting; we pray that what we share here may always bring glory to our wonderful God and Saviour. May you praise the Lord with us for the great things He has done and continues to do as we serve Him sharing the gospel here in the little town of Cuidad Insurgentes, BCS Mexico. He alone is good and faithful!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Odds and Ends:)

Every morning I wake up so happy and amazed that the Lord has chosen to bless us with another precious child! Each and every time we have found out we are expecting, we are truly surprised and genuinely as excited as we were when we found out we were expecting our first. Although knowing the ages and number of children we have, one might not believe this, but especially as we get older, we are very aware that one day will be the last time I know the joy of carrying a baby inside me. While we enjoy each day with each and every child we have, we always rejoice when the Lord gives us another!
Thank you so much for your prayers for our little boy/girl and I during this pregnancy. I printed up all the comments you all left for his/her baby book :) And yes, I do and love to take the time to make a baby book for each child! I have an easy system to keep them all updated and maybe I'll share that at another time.
To answer a few of the questions we've been asked in the comments/emails concerning this pregnancy:
*When are you due? I'm not exactly sure :) Because many of my pregnancies have been so close together, I sometimes am not exactly sure what my due date would be. The doctors here do an early u/s, and so I'll probably be given a "date" based on that. If I were to guess, I would think late April to early May ???
*Do you exclusively nurse your babies? Many have asked this due to the close ages of our children. And do you continue to nurse after you get pregnant.
Yes and no :) I have exclusively nursed most of my babies. Despite of trying everything from eating lots of oatmeal, drinking a lot, resting as much as I can ect..., I have never had what I would consider an over abundance of milk :) I've never been very successful at pumping. My first 4 were exclusively nursed and I got pregnant by the time they were 4 months old. Abigail (baby 5) was nursed exclusively for 2 months, but had a problem with her latch and so was supplemented while we worked on that. Nehemiah (our 10th) was nursed as often as I nursed all the others but with supplements also as he struggled so much with his breathing; the bottle gave him some ease of sucking and breathing at the same time along with some extra calories as he burned so much with his lung problems. Little Eliseo has had the most supplements of any of our children primarly due to the time when Daniel was so sick. But as Daniel always encourages, we just keep "plugging away" at it as I love nursing my babies! :)
After I conceive, my milk usually decreases over the course of the first few months.
To end, here are some pictures of the past few days :)
Sisters...all clean and sweet :) Both girls (and the boys too) have been so extra helpful to mommy since they found out about their new sibling :) They bring me flowers, treats, rub my hands or brush my hair which I love, and are so helpful to carry the heavy baskets of laundry or offer to do some of my chores. Abigail was so very helpful today and surprised me by cleaning the whole kitchen after lunch while I taught Beka. I asked her why she was so sweet, and she said, "Because you prayed with me yesterday and Jesus heard and is helping me :) "

September 16 we went to the parade of the Mexican Independence Day. All the children in the schools march. Here is our family with brother Macario walking down to the road to watch.
Here is Litzi, our neighbor, after the parade holding Eliseo
Here are Alma, Rebekah and Marisela; Alma and Mari are 2 sisters who've been going to church with us from the beginning. Alma has accepted the Lord as her Savior
Benjamin and Abigail wanted me to take a picture of what they made with play dough :)

Mommy helping to plant grass!!!
Benjamin helping to seed the grass! Muddy little ones in the background :)
A very pretty moth that Elijah found yesterday


  1. Hurray~ A new baby on the way. We are rejoicing with you! Great pictures of the kiddies and the moth ;-)

    Hope your grass comes in soon :-)

    Love~ Cinnamon

  2. I just wanted to ask how you deal with the fatigue of having babies so close! 15 months is the closest we've had and 32 months or so the farthest.

  3. Funny how whenever there's a picture of a critter, it's always found by Elijah. =0)

  4. Congratulations on your newest blessing from God!!

    Thank you for being such an inspiration! I love reading your blog.


    p.s. I finally started a new blog myself. Please check it out.

  5. Greetings from the Fiji Islands! I am always encouraged reading your sites everyday and with your updates. Your family are a great blessing. Congratulations for another blessing. Thank you for the sacrifices and endurance. God bless you all.

  6. Congrats!!!!! I was introduced to your blog a few months ago and have been keeping up with it every since. I love watching and gleaning from other large families. My last few babies have grown closer and closer together in age so it is fun seeing others who have children so close in age also. So far the last few have all been 14 and 15 months apart for us.

    Your children are beautiful! Congratulations on your full quiver!

  7. I remember this moth picture and also before you mentioned your children always watched critters of one type or another. I have been thinking of them the last week or so, we found some praying mantids and have taken them in as pets. I just put pics up on our blog if you want to see them. We named them Lucy and Ethel. I love Lucy is one of my favorite shows!

    God Bless


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