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
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
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
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
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
Sound easy? Sound impossible? I promise it’s neither. Going into birth, especially the first time, you have no idea what is going to or could happen. There are so many variables, so many possibilities – you just never know where your birth experience might take you, no matter how much you think you are prepared.…… Continue reading Plan for the Birth you Want, Prepare for the Birth you Don’t
Thankfully when you find out a baby is coming you have nine months to prepare. And there’s a lot to prepare for. Nine months on a roller coaster, preparing for your ideal labor and delivery, preparing for the worst case scenario, and preparing to bring home that little bundle (or bundles) of joy. Having gone…… Continue reading Preparing to Recover Post Birth
I’ve seen a fair few lists of suggestions for things to do when you find out you’re pregnant. And I can honestly say I have no idea what any of them say because I just skip right over them. I’m sure they have some great ideas, especially for first-time moms, but I just never felt…… Continue reading 5 Things to Do When You Find Out You’re Pregnant
Pregnancy is so many things. And every mom experiences something different. I promise, though, if you can make it through the first trimester without pulling out your hair – or your partners hair – you will be rewarded with a growing baby bump, hearing baby’s heartbeat at every appointment, and finally feeling those fluttery movements in your belly. The good times are coming.
Every breastfeeding relationship is different. Moms have different desires, babies have different needs, there are different circumstances to work around. This is just how my relationship with Sweet Girl has gone, and the basic outline it seems to take, at least from my perpective.