Let's be honest, work isn't exactly the first thing that goes through your mind when you find yourself staring at a positive pregnancy test. But maybe it's the fifteenth? Or the eighty-third? It doesn't matter when it crosses your mind, it just matters that...
Long before I ever conceived my daughter, I knew I wanted an unmedicated, natural birth. I knew I wanted as little interventions as possible. So when my husband and I finally became pregnant after years of trying, we immediately joined...
The tiny squish in this picture just turned one, and I know you know what I mean when I say my hormones are playing games with me. They're playing the "you want another one, don't you, mama?" game. While I am totally not...
Happy Mother’s Day to you, too. Yes, I’m talking to you, the woman who expected to be dressing a baby bump or even holding a newborn this weekend. I want to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day. To the millions of women...
I had about 15 minutes to mentally prepare for my emergency c-section.  It's a lot to process.  I was about to meet my daughter - yay! I was minutes away from not being pregnant anymore - hallelujah! I was going to give birth through...
  I squinted against the dim lighting, scouring every inch of the sanctuary in an attempt to find her. The end of our Sunday morning service was drawing near, and as the chords of our final worship chorus ebbed to...
ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: MOTHERHOOD I waited the better part of 39 years to become a mom, and there were many years when I didn't think it would ever happen.  When I got that big fat positive on our first anniversary in...
I planned to share how wonderful and convenient breastfeeding is. I imagined sharing what a sweet bond it is, how you don't have to tote bottles around or run out to the store to buy formula, how breastfed babies...
**This week in April is National Infertility Awareness Week.  We are mindful of those women who are struggling to get pregnant. Read one local mom's story who is brave enough to share the major ups and downs of her pregnancy...
When it comes to having babies, here are my numbers: I've had... 3 babies 2 pregnancies 2 C-sections 1 physical scar Lots of emotional scars Zero wheelchair rides out to my car while holding my carefully snuggled-in babe in the carseat. When it comes to thinking about...
Infertility wreaks havoc on almost every aspect of marriage. Did you know that couples suffering from infertility, whether it be explained or unexplained, are three times more likely to end in divorce?  Did you know that couples who experience a miscarriage...
“Should you start putting a towel or something underneath the sheets in case your water breaks while in bed?” my husband nervously asked. (Insert big eye role from an overly pregnant me.) “No,” I simply stated. “I’ve read that the chances...

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