Birth · Parenthood · Pregancy

Becoming a Mother

To my childhood friend before the birth of your daughter: We have been friends for as long as I can remember. Although we don’t talk as regularly as we used to I’m thrilled we are still there for the big events in each other’s lives. I can’t believe how soon it will be until your… Continue reading Becoming a Mother

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Birth · Pregancy

Becky’s Top 10 Pregnancy Tips

Pregnancy does crazy things to your body, one moment you're happy as a clam the next you're trying not to cry into your ice cream (tears tend to ruin the flavor a tad bit). In no particular order I’ve compiled a list of a few pregnancy tips I’ve learned along the way. Enjoy mamas!  … Continue reading Becky’s Top 10 Pregnancy Tips

Birth · Mommy Only · Parenthood · Pregancy

Ready or Not

As the title says ready or not kids will come. When I found out I was pregnant with my first child I was completely unprepared for what was about to happen in my life. Prior to having my kids I’ve worked two jobs since high school and I was a full time college student, my… Continue reading Ready or Not

Birth · Postpartum

Healing and Expectations

Healing after giving birth sucks. It is a gross, exhausting, bloody, sore and leaky experience. There is nothing even remotely attractive about it. Growing a human isn’t easy work, and neither is healing from it. This post is about to get real about the healing after birth, you have been warned… The morning after having… Continue reading Healing and Expectations

Birth · Pregancy

The Second Journey- Part 2

After the midwife stripped my membranes at my 9am appointment labor instantly started, by the time an hour went by contractions were coming but not in a constant pattern. By 11 am I was in full blown labor, contractions every 5 minutes apart. By 1pm I was telling my husband he needs to come home.… Continue reading The Second Journey- Part 2

Birth · Pregancy

The Second Journey- Part 1

While at work one day and I just felt it, I just knew it. I was pregnant. The next day I was going to go visit my grandmother in the hospital, on the way I picked up a test with my toddler in tow. We got to the hospital and we went straight to the… Continue reading The Second Journey- Part 1

Birth · Pregancy

The First Journey- Part 2

The night after I had gone to the doctors started out uneventful. Relaxed for a bit and went to bed at 10 pm. I woke up an hour later and thought my water was leaking and I was cramping about every 5 minutes. I piddled around for about an hour while texting with my mom,… Continue reading The First Journey- Part 2

Birth · Pregancy

The First Journey- Part 1

When you find out for the first time you will be a parent there is a range of emotions that you go through. I remember when I found out the first time like it was just yesterday, here is my first journey becoming a mom… I had been having trouble with my stomach so I… Continue reading The First Journey- Part 1