Helping a friend through a miscarriage

help a friend through a miscarriage

It seems almost surreal to me to think that my first miscarriage was ten years ago. That time period was filled with so much pain and emotional turmoil that it’s hard to believe an entire lifetime has passed since then. My journey to become a mom wasn’t as easy as I’d imagined it would be…. [Read More]

Feelings you didn’t know were there

Contemplating heading to the hospital

My daughter is 20 months old. Twenty months ago I was in labor.  I was in labor, then got stuck at 7cm only to realize that the cord was wrapped somewhere around her little body. Off to the operating room I went and one c-section later, my daughter was here. I didn’t get my VBAC,… [Read More]

May is Pregnancy Awareness Month

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I haven’t been pregnant for over a year, but regardless I am so excited to be a PAM Blogger for this year’s celebration. Pregnancy Awareness Month is celebrating its 5th anniversary in a major way. What is PAM you ask?  Well it’s an organization dedicated to inspiring women during pregnancy with educational initiatives spotlighting nutrition, wellness,… [Read More]

Baby’s First Year: Gear You Need

When it comes to baby’s first year, I’ve been around the block, so to speak. Miss E. is eight months old and her brother turns three in two weeks. Where does the time go? Now that I can stop and reflect on the craziness of that first year, I have a pretty strong opinion of… [Read More]

The Story of Miss E’s arrival

Today Miss E. is one week old.  How did that happen?  Just last Wednesday I went in for my last prenatal check up.  All was good and my doctor wanted to discuss my options since I was trying for a VBAC this go around.  Since I have an “uninducable” cervix, it was decided that we… [Read More]

I’m Still Here

Yup, still here.  Here we are at 40 weeks pregnant… (for the friggin’ life of me I can’t figure out why Blogger is loading this picture sideways; it makes my belly look like some inflamed knee.) Today is my third official day of maternity leave.  I’ve run a ton of errands, had lunch with my… [Read More]

The Things People Say {When You’re Pregnant}

Approaching Labor? You’ll know it by the comments you get. Seeing as I’m two weeks out from my due date, the commentary from strangers is starting to pick up pace. Yesterday, I had someone tell me I was CLEARLY close to my due date. Thanks, I hadn’t noticed. I asked some of my bloggy friends what their most… [Read More]

The Final Countdown: 4 weeks to go

It’s a fact.  I’m 9 months pregnant.I have 4 weeks until my due date.  3.5 weeks until I go on maternity leave.It’s just a short matter of time until I meet my little girl. Self portrait – 36 weeks It’s funny how different things are the second time around.  I took pictures of myself every… [Read More]

34 Weeks: It’s Creeping Up on Me

6 weeks to go…. Only 6 weeks… Well, give or take a week on either side right?  I can’t believe it’s so close.My best friend had a fabulous little luncheon for me this past weekend and my mom said “Wow, you’re having a baby next month.”  That sort of blew my mind.  Talk about putting… [Read More]