When we were creating our baby registry for our first child we went a little crazy. Let’s face it — we didn’t know what we were doing, and now that Baby #2 is on its way, these particular baby products have caught our eye.
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 […]
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The care and treatment of women whose pregnancies are considered high risk is a medical specialty not available in many communities. In fact, the service is usually only found in large university connected hospitals. In Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley we’re fortunate to have Dr. Margaret Carter, the only full time Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialist […]
According to Wikipedia (which is of course the absolute best source of information about EVERYTHING) there are roughly 20,000 families with children in the city of Huntsville. That’s not including Madison or any of the other surrounding areas so I’m going to go out on a limb and say the local March of Dimes isn’t […]
“Oh… she still has her ovaries.” Those were the first words I heard a nurse say as I started to wake up in recovery from surgery a little over a year ago. There were two nurses standing at the foot of my bed, and I don’t think either of them realized I could hear them. […]