I never planned to have a c-section. I was fully on the home birth train for my first TWO births. But what I've learned through having five kids is that birth does its own thing. Even if you can't fully create a birth plan that will work, knowing information can help you make informed decisions OR ... Read More about The Epic List of What to Expect When You Have a C-Section
On Monday morning at 8:14am, Rob got to peek over a surgical curtain to glimpse our last, sweetest baby. He looked back over at me with wonderment: "It's....a.......GIRL." A few moments later, they placed her on my chest: our most crying-est new baby, weighing exactly the same as our ... Read More about Welcome to the World, Baby Cinco!
The clock is winding down. In less than twelve hours, I will no longer be pregnant and I will NEVER be pregnant again. It's an odd feeling. I've never taken pregnancy for granted. I know how many women have longed for this: a life inside a life. The feeling of another person ... Read More about Reflections on the Last Day of Being Pregnant EVER
I still remember the preparation for our first baby. I painted a room (which I later repainted after deciding I hated it). I kept a pregnancy journal and filled that sucker up with cravings, pregnancy dreams, and more. I bought ALL THE THINGS. (Many of which I later realized I didn't ... Read More about First Baby vs Fifth Baby
There seems to be some confusion in our culture about how to make small talk with a pregnant woman. I'm not sure exactly why this problem exists. But if you ask any pregnant woman, she will confirm that normal conversations with friends and strangers alike are difficult. I thought, having ... Read More about How to Make Small Talk with a Pregnant Woman