I still remember being totally unprepared with a hospital bag for my first birth. In my defense, I was working with a midwife and planned a home birth. Still one of the things on my "homework" list around 38 weeks was to pack a hospital bag. I simply ignored the advice. Which meant that when we DID ... Read More about My Six Hospital Bag Must Haves
We did something really, REALLY stupid two weeks ago. WE GOT A PUPPY. Now, before you get all PETA on me, puppies aren't stupid! They're pretty awesome. Getting a puppy when you have a six week old baby? THAT'S the stupid part. Of course, it's also adorably ... Read More about I Give You Permission
I am doing what I have done every night for the past seventeen days. I am sitting up with a baby snuggled up against my chest. She is sleeping, arms stretched up toward my neck. I can lean down and smell her hair or kiss her forehead. (Which I do. Frequently.) This should give you some idea of ... Read More about Can You Spoil a Baby?
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!