Postpartum Realities


“Why do I always forget how miserable I am after having a baby?” I asked Scott with tears in my eyes. It was a rhetorical question. I mean, obviously your mind erases memories of that hot hell to protect the human species. It’s nature. If I could vividly recall what it’s like to experience sleep […]

Baby Baggage- What I Took To The Hospital


┬áIt doesn’t actually take bags full of stuff to have a baby. Technically, you just have to show up, or not… if you’re staying home. The baby will come, no matter what you do or don’t have with you. That said, I found bringing a few bags full of stuff with me to the hospital […]

Lowell’s Birth Story


I’d been pregnant for about… 7ish years. In my head. Technically, I was 40 weeks, 5 days, but in my head? A full seven years. My body was revolting against me. I had a testicle/cyst growing larger each day (oh, you really should read all about that), and at my 40 week + 4 day […]



Lowell Scott Krause is finally here! Born at 40 weeks 5 days, on July 30th, 2013 at 8:14pm. He weighs 8 lbs 11 ounces, the same as big brother Kendall did. We are both doing great. I will update you on all the details sometime later. Thank you for all the sweet words of encouragement […]