Anecdotals · Parenting · Uncategorized

Why It’s OK to Not be OK

You know how everyone always reassures you that you're a good mom, but no matter what, you just feel like the world's biggest failure when it comes to being a mom from time to time? Well, we all get there. We've all been there. And, we're all good moms. Even when we're not okay, we're… Continue reading Why It’s OK to Not be OK

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Anecdotals · Birth · Pregnancy

The Birth Plan: Why It Doesn’t Matter

I was induced at 7AM on September 6th, 2016. The contractions started around 9AM. Around 10:30, the doctors broke my water. At around 4 AM, the doctor came in again and checked my cervix. Unfortunately, I had stopped dilating. I was still at a 6 and making no progress. There was almost no fluid surrounding my baby anymore, and my blood pressure was rising. The worst news came 10 minutes later: we're going to do a c-section.

Birth · Lists · Pregnancy

10 Things You Need to Know Before Your Cesarean

No one goes in to pregnancy thinking, "I hope I have to have a c-section," and anyone who has actually had a c-section knows that those who do think that, are total uneducated schmucks. I'm not trying to offend anyone here, but seriously, our healing lasts a lifetime, and it has possible affects on future… Continue reading 10 Things You Need to Know Before Your Cesarean

Lists · Uncategorized

5 Things I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Need

Once you announce your first pregnancy to the world, it's time to start preparing for the arrival of your little one. One thing you'll probably be doing is planning a baby shower, or at the very least, creating a registry. Everyone you know is going to have suggestions for things to buy, and what brands… Continue reading 5 Things I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Need