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

Anecdotals · Diapering · Uncategorized

The Traveling Poop

One day, you’ll meet The Traveling Poop. It might be when your baby is two weeks old and her tummy is still trying to work itself out and learn this whole “pooping” thing. It could be when your baby is 4 months old and has to change formulas for a protein sensitivity. Or if your… Continue reading The Traveling Poop

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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