If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Being a parent for the first time is no joke. I don’t envy those of you holding tiny babies right now that are going through this brand new. While my postpartum recovery seems to get worse after each baby, the babies themselves? They keep getting easier. Also, I think I just keep getting better at taking care of small babies, and I’m owning that. I WISH I could gift every first-timeView full post »

Baby Names Evolution- How We Came Up With All 4 Names

I think it’s always fun to hear how people come up with baby names, so I thought it would be cool to share how we came up with all 4 of ours with you. I actually really dislike naming babies. It’s a lot of pressure! We always end up with names that I love, though. It just takes us a full 9 months to get there. Even when we’ve had a pretty strong feeling that we like a name fromView full post »

I Can Still Do Hard Things- Wallace’s Birth Story Part 2

Be sure to read Part 1 first! Scott got to the hospital a little after I got checked into a labor room. I think sometime around 8:30. He was excited to discover a Blues hockey game on TV. We cut cable long ago, and he usually has to listen to the game via a radio app. Like old birthing pros, we chilled in the room with no sense of urgency. Him watching the game, me giving the yoga ball a halfView full post »

The Labor Before The Labor Story – Wallace’s Birth Story Part 1

So there I was, 4 days overdue. I had an NST at my midwife’s office, and after trying to get him to stay still long enough for a good enough reading (the nurse noted that he was the most active post-dates baby she’d ever tried to monitor), they noticed one heart decel that made my midwife go “Hmmmmm….” The verdict was they were going to send me to the hospital for aView full post »

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