I am only 17 weeks along with my second baby, and here's what I've learned from this pregnancy so far. Second Pregnancy Epiphanies Morning sickness is not always mild. With my first, I had about 14 weeks of morning sickness....
I always wanted a big family. When my husband and I were two foolish teenagers in love, we wholeheartedly agreed we would have four children together. "Maybe even five!" we would say.  I dreamt of loud, fun times around...
This one goes out to all the new moms... It’s been one year since Taylor Swift released her record-breaking album 1989. A year that most of us spent jamming out to songs we thought were about the emotional journey from heartbreak...

Prenatal Testing

I have chosen to do prenatal testing with each of my three pregnancies. My husband’s brother had spina bifida, so we have a higher statistical risk of having a baby with spina bifida. A spina bifida diagnosis could make...

Flip Baby Flip!

When I was pregnant, I envisioned the perfect blissful natural delivery. My precious baby girl had other plans. I had a very complicated pregnancy that required bed rest, three liters of water per day, inserting hormones into my vaginal...
"So when is the next one?" has got to be the most commonly asked question for the first five years after having a child. My response, "Not sure, we're contemplating." When in fact, I truly want to respond with, "Not sure,...
My third child is arriving soon, and the preparation for baby three has continued to evolve. Scroll down to see the FULL LIST that we've been working on and blogging about with links to those articles. Previously I've written about sorting...
I did! I wanted as natural as a birth as I could get. I even took The Bradley Method childbirth classes before the birth of my first baby. After the first class my husband asked me in the car, "Are...
You've heard it all before. You've probably said it to someone you know. You didn't really have to think hard about what to say, and maybe it just sort of came out. Having been pregnant three times now, I've definitely...
It's the final stretch as my family prepares for a new arrival. We've checked a few more things off the list and have some fun stories to tell from it all. Scroll down for the full list, but first... our...

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