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Update | Postpartum

Oh man! This postpartum thing is NO joke and not at all what I was anticipating. In some ways it was better than I thought and in other ways it has been so complicated and hard. Mental Health Starting off, I was very on edge. With baby being in the NICU, having complications, breastfeeding, and […]

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The Final Performance | Labor and Delivery

Here it is! The long awaited Labor and Delivery story! My journey to baby did NOT go according to any plan. Did yours? Were you surprised with your labor and delivery, content, disappointed, thrilled? Let me know in the comments!

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Labor & Delivery

This Top 10 list practically wrote itself. I can’t believe how quickly I was able to type it up.

Please keep in mind that every experience is different and this is mine.

Feel free to share your thoughts, ideas, and stories in the comments below! I’d love to discuss!

Must Haves | Third Trimester

I was quite surprised proofreading this trimester must haves. There wasn’t any food, and it mainly consists of clothing and sanitary items. If you would have told me I’d be writing this post talking about these items, I would have turned red in the face and denied it.

My how pregnancy changes things!

What items have gotten you through the FINAL trimester??

Baby Preparation | What’s In My Hospital Bag?

The time has come to discuss all things related to the Hospital Bag!

I had a very small emergency bag that I took with me to our quick, unexpected runs, but this was the real deal. The “you can come in, but you aren’t leaving without a baby” bag.

Today, I’m sharing with you how I knew what to bring, what I actually packed, and where I got some of the items.

I’m curious…
What did you pack in your hospital bag as a first time (delivering) mom-to-be? Did you over pack? Under pack? Let me know!

Quick Update | Baby is Here

He is here! After 44 hours of labor, 3 hours of pushing, and some complications…we had a 7 pound 10 oz little boy! AND we are all HOME! To top it all off, Michael William has a very special birthday–September 21, 2018 (I’ll explain later!). Stay tuned for some ADORABLE (if I do say so […]

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Getting Pregnant

It was hard to limit this list to 10, but I really feel like this list captures pregnancy. Remember, every experience is different and this is mine.

Please share your thoughts, ideas, stories in the comments below! I’d love to discuss!

Baby Preparation | Hospital Classes

In the last 5 weeks, we sat through 4 parenting/birthing classes at our local hospital.

Some of the classes were fantastic and some were surprising bummers. Today I sat down and wrote out the pros and cons of each class and my recommendations/rankings of the classes.

If you are a first-time parent to be, what classes did/will you participate in?

If you are a seasoned parent, what classes did you take or find most helpful?

Anxiety Success?

Today was going to be all about the Baby Shower from last week, but when I sat down to write this came out instead.

I figured I’d share let this publish instead to remind myself that getting through “bad days” is possible.

This is a much more personal post and if you are not interested in reading it, that’s okay. I will see you next week!

Happy Wednesday!