Writing My Birth Preferences

This is one of those posts that I’ve actually been pretty excited to write about.  Birth preferences! Writing out my birth preferences this time around is so different from writing my Birth Plan from when Gabi was born.  The hospital where I had Gabi provided a template, so I based my plan off of that…

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Antenatal Depression? PTSD? Thanks HG.

I’m having a bit of a difficult time right now, and that’s hard for me to admit.  This may be a short post.  I don’t really want to write it.  But Kat over at Love Makes a Family and I had a conversation recently about how important honesty is, so I need to be honest about…

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Third Trimester Grace

I don’t have it. I’m not talking about physical grace.  Obviously I don’t have that.  It’s hard to waddle gracefully and moving around requires plenty of grunting and groaning. I’m talking about social grace.  Emotional grace.  That almost transcendant zen-like glow that some pregnant women seem to have. I want to stab those transcendent glowy ladies with…

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A Breastfeeding Kit

I’ve been nesting lately, which is kind of fun.  This weekend, I’ve been putting together my breastfeeding kit, so I thought I’d share with you what all I’m putting in it. Nursing Bras Yep.  Gotta have some nursing bras.  I went to my local breastfeeding store (seriously, skip the mall), and got measured.  I came…

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Mommy Mantras

I’ve thought a lot lately about my own mental health and taking care of myself. I’ve also noticed other moms that I know face-to-face and through the internet stressing about everything from babies waking during the night to finding enough time to get kids to and from school. I’ve gotten some good advice from you guys in…

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