As I enter the 38th week of my fourth pregnancy, I realize that I’m just now actually getting that this whole pregnancy thing can be an enjoyable experience. I’m actually enjoying being this pregnant. I’m actually taking the time to lay in bed and feel this baby move and soak it all in. I don’t… Continue reading It Took Me Four Times….
Here’s the story of Juliet’s birth! I still can’t believe she is here and we are a family of 5. We are about one week in and thus far it’s been the easiest transition for our family, but check back with me when she does more than just sleep and eat all day and night.… Continue reading Juliet’s Birth Story
In order for this birth story to make any sense you need to know that Marvin and I took a 12 week Bradley Method Class to prepare for this natural childbirth. Marvin knows very, very little about the technical details of labor and the main thing he got out of the class was “say no… Continue reading Dane’s Birth Story
***Disclaimer: this is one of the (many) posts I talk about here that make me cringe. Thank goodness for growth. You live and you learn!*** I’ve joked before that “if you’re not at least 50% more hippie after becoming a mom, you’re doing it wrong.” I was joking (kind of?) cause who am I… Continue reading Hippie Mom
*** DISCLAIMER: This is one of the posts I talk about here that make me shudder and I have to stop myself from deleting. You live and you learn, right?*** During my pregnancy with Elaina, I heard about all the wonderful parts of breastfeeding. I mean, I heard “breast is best” before my pregnancy, but I… Continue reading Breastfeeding
A while back I wrote about the three types of moms. How you handle the anatomy scan can point to what kind of mom you are. This is a story about how the Psycho Mom handles her anatomy scan. The anatomy scan is an ultrasound performed around 20 weeks (about half way through your pregnancy)… Continue reading The Psycho Mom’s Anatomy Scan
I’ve been thinking a lot about my future labor & delivery with Dane. What it might be like and what I want to change this time and what I want to keep the same. So, I thought the first step would be to get all the details of Elaina’s labor & delivery out. If you’ve ever had… Continue reading Elaina’s Birth Story