Welcome to the World, Little Squish

I am happy to say that our Little Squish is here! She made her debut last week and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome her to the family. It was a long labor – the exact opposite of what we were expecting – but we made it to the end with a healthy baby…… Continue reading Welcome to the World, Little Squish

Postpartum Care – You are Important, Too

In all the excitement over your new bundle of joy, it can be hard to think about what you need. But please remember, whether you had a c-section or vaginal delivery, there are some major things on and in your body that need healing. You may have some tearing and some stitches that certainly need…… Continue reading Postpartum Care – You are Important, Too

Fighting Pregnancy Insomnia

It honestly wasn’t until this pregnancy, and this (third) trimester, before I actually experienced pregnancy insomnia. Sure, I still have to get up several times a night to use the toilet, but other than that I’ve been able to sleep fairly well overall. But these last few weeks have been a real struggle. The biggest…… Continue reading Fighting Pregnancy Insomnia

Packing the Hospital Bags for Labor & Delivery – Mom’s Hospital Bag

If you missed it, I posted on Monday my list of things I’ve packed in baby’s hospital bag. I know it will differ from a lot of womens’, but as I’m going more natural with everything the things I have packed really reflect that. The same is true for my own hospital bag. Because we…… Continue reading Packing the Hospital Bags for Labor & Delivery – Mom’s Hospital Bag

Post Birth Recovery – Caring for “Down There”

I know, I know. The title is a little prude, and not quite what I would write in my posts. But I am trying to be a little respectful to those men and women who have not experienced birth and don’t really want to talk about vaginas. Those who have given birth, or are preparing…… Continue reading Post Birth Recovery – Caring for “Down There”

Preparing for the Big Move

Moving to a new home is never a picnic. And let me tell you, moving while pregnant is even worse. We moved when I was seven months pregnant with Sweet Girl, luckily just about a mile away. I hated being relegated to director, because I have always been one of the heavy lifters. And this…… Continue reading Preparing for the Big Move

Packing the Hospital Bags for Labor & Delivery – Baby’s Hospital Bag

When you reach the end of your pregnancy, one of the things you are probably thinking about, if you’re planning to give birth outside the home (hospital or birthing center), is what do I pack? There are lists everywhere that will give you extensive lists of the things you will “need”, the things you will…… Continue reading Packing the Hospital Bags for Labor & Delivery – Baby’s Hospital Bag

What to Expect When You’re Growing a Person, Part 3

Don’t forget to check out Part 1 and Part 2 in the series to read about the more common and, generally, expected symptoms of pregnancy. This post will be looking at two of the, possibly, more serious symptoms women can experience during pregnancy. They could be normal but they could also be a sign of…… Continue reading What to Expect When You’re Growing a Person, Part 3

What to Expect When You’re Growing a Person, Part 2

If you missed Part 1 of this series, check it out. In it I go over the most common pregnancy symptoms you may experience, and just how normal they are, no matter how severe you feel they are. I’ll just jump right in and go over some other symptoms of pregnancy that are a little…… Continue reading What to Expect When You’re Growing a Person, Part 2

What to Expect When You’re Growing a Person, Part 1

Pregnancy is a special time in life. Your body is working overtime, daily, to create a whole new person. And the further along you get, the more you get to really experience that new life – little kicks and rolls, hearing the heartbeat, hiccups, and seeing that squirmy little in your ultrasound. It is also…… Continue reading What to Expect When You’re Growing a Person, Part 1