At 21 weeks, it was determined that I was at risk for preterm labor and I was put on home bed rest. I was allowed to use the bathroom and shower, but otherwise I was to be either reclining or laying down. Here are my thoughts about what I’ve learned in case you, a friend, or a loved one is in the same situation.
My Halloween obsession runs deep and while I’ve always wanted to be pregnant at Halloween, I have NO IDEA what I’m dressing up as this year! My family goes all out for the big day, and I feel like I’m totally down to the wire for getting any costumes lined up! It’s tempting to run […]
Along with my excitement about the impending arrival of our little girl, comes a gnawing sensation of a need to get it all right this time. I know I will fall far short of perfection, but with this being my final rodeo, I don’t want to make any mistakes. Overall I think my boys are […]
My journey into motherhood began at Thanksgiving, ten years ago. We were living in a new state with new jobs a thousand miles from family and I desperately wanted to be a mom. Seeing those two lines on the stick made my heart leap with excitement and my stomach do nervous somersaults. My sweet baby […]
Our holidays were relaxed, fun, stress-free, and easy-going. In fact, for the last year or so parenting has become routine, natural, and easy. It was a long process, but we considered ourselves masters at this. You probably see where this is going.
Four years ago, my husband and I learned we were expecting! Finally. After trying for years to conceive, my first thought was, “We are NOT ready for this.” So, like most first time mothers, I started researching. My best friend bought me the book Expecting 411. She warned me that some of the other pregnancy […]
I suffered my first miscarriage in silence because I followed the rules. I didn’t tell anyone I was pregnant, because you weren’t supposed to announce a pregnancy until you were past your first trimester. That was the rule. The theory was that you didn’t want to have to tell everyone you had a miscarriage, if […]