The Boytim Bunch

The Boytim Bunch

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Update and reactivating our blog!

Hello all! We really do plan on having regular posts again :)
Here are some pictures to catch up!
We had a great time in Nebraska again this year going to the Providential History Festival. With the exception of Nanny being hospitalized for 14 days - everything was wonderful. We took our friends the Nutts with us and everyone just had a blessed time. The kids entered the table display contest again this year . The Million Volt Man - Dr Irwin Moon was the theme. They didn't win first place but they did a great job on their display!

Card celebrated his 11th birthday at the cabin in Mahoney state park in Nebraska

Everyone had a great time at the pool in the park. Since we went before Labor day this year, it was still open! 

This is the before picture
and about 2 seconds after! 

Katie and Lewis enjoyed a dance at the English Country dance again this year. They get better and better each year! 

Lewis helping Card set up his chess table. A chess master played 10 people at one time. Card was 3rd one out but Lewis held on quite a bit longer. 

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Well, with Instagram and whatnot, it seems we don't update this much! Sad for our family in PA though as they don't have Instagram and therefor never get to really see updated pictures of the kids. I am going to teach Katie how to do this and hopefully keep it updated :)

First off, we welcomed our newest little blessing, Robert Lee Boytim, into the world Jan 1st, 2015 (birth story to follow below ):

Boytim Blessing # 7

Robert Lee Boytim
Robert -“Shining with Fame”: Lee -“Prosperous One”
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me
Psalm 13:5 & 6

Photos by This Little Light of Mine Photography

Our little man arrived on a rainy New Year’s Day 2015. He weighed 8 pounds and 15 ounces & was 21 inches long. As promised, I waited until after Christmas so as not to spoil the midwives Paula and Lisa’s plans. Sadly though, midwife Leah was stuck at the gate and, since little Robert made it into this world so quickly, she missed the birth. We missed having her here – maybe next time J  The birth story will be included below the pictures for those interested.

Robert was due around December 22nd. Paula asked me to please not go into labor on Christmas so I endeavored to wait on account of her. When I went in to see her on the 30th she informed me I could have the baby any time now. I brought my current supplements I was taking and asked her if she thought any of them could be holding up labor. She said no but was interested in my findings about vitamin C. Our family had recently been sick and had been on a high dosage vitamin C protocol. In researching my supplements, I found a study done by a doctor on large doses of vitamin C (Sodium Asorbate) during pregnancy. He did this study on 300 women and had some amazing findings. Many of the women reported “pain free” labors and he did not have any hemorrhages. The babies were called the “C babies” in the hospitals because they were so much more alert and active.
I laughingly told Will that maybe I would not even know I was in labor.
Well, January 1st I woke up at 8:30 am with an “uncomfortable” feeling (for lack of better words to describe it). I thought it must be the beginnings of labor so I went to the potty and went back to bed to rest. In two minutes I was back up pacing the floor. It was just too uncomfortable to lie and I was feeling a bit like pushing. Will asked me what I was doing and I said “I don’t know. I haven’t had any contractions but I feel like pushing”. At this he jumped up and called Paula. She asked him if he wanted her to come check me and he said “I want you to come deliver this baby!”. She headed this way but called to talk with me on the way. She asked me to tell her about these feelings that were not contractions. I told her I had not had any contractions but just had a pushy feeling every 2 minutes. She told me to go sit down somewhere. Will was madly trying to fill the pool. The kids were running around so excited and trying to do all the things that were on their list on the front of the fridge. We made my labor tea (which I did not get to drink) and just did little things. I would run to the kitchen to help them and every two minutes I would run back to our bedroom to look out our glass door and rock back and forth moaning. I was not hurting, just working really. Lisa got there first and we waited on Paula. When Paula came in she asked me if I wanted her to check me. I said “No! You are just going to say I am only like 3 centimeters dilated and I have to do this all day”. She told me she did not think she was going to find me 3 centimeters dilated. So she checked me and found me 9 centimeters dilated and with a bulgy water bag. She said “you better get in that pool if you want to deliver there”. The pool was only 1/3 of the way full! I got in and sank down. Paula informed me that if I started pushing right then I would have to stand up to deliver the baby as the water was not deep enough and the baby would hit air before water (babies don’t take a breath until they hit air so I would either need to be fully under the water or stand up to deliver). I looked at Will and said “Paula says I can’t have the baby until the pool is deeper!”. In my mind that was exactly what she said. I did wait to push for a few more minutes so the pool was fuller. Robert came into the world quickly and easily with a few pushes. Bella wanted to be the first one to know what the baby was so she got to look and announce that it was a boy! I had been in “labor” for 61 minutes from start to finish! I looked at Will and said “I could so do this again!”. I don’t know for sure if the Vitamin C I was taking helped but I will sure be trying it out again if the Lord so chooses to bless us with another little one! And I am stocking up for my girls and future daughter-in-laws! The Lord was truly so good to us with this quick and easy birth and a beautiful healthy baby boy.

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! O all you people, every nation, shout his praises; for so great, yes, so magnificent has been the loving kindness he has shown to us. And the truth of the Lord is everlasting – give the Lord all praise; and the truth of the Lord is everlasting – give the Lord all praise.
                                                                                                                                                                     Doxology Psalm 117C