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

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Breastfeeding · Postpartum

Breastfeeding and Pumping

With my first child I knew I wanted to try and breastfeed, breast is best they said. My mom did it, my sister did it so I wanted to try too. Right after she was born she latched right on the first time perfectly. But holy crap was it a new experience all its own.… Continue reading Breastfeeding and Pumping

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

Parenthood

Sickness and Emetophobia

Sick kids, I wouldn't wish them on my worst enemy. The whining, the crying, the temper tantrums. Then there is the kids you have to deal with too. Runny noses, sore throats, fevers, throw up, it doesn't matter it's coming your way at some point or another. Knowing it though doesn't make it any easier.… Continue reading Sickness and Emetophobia

Marriage · Pregancy

Seasons

I read this article once, it talked about "seasons" that marriages go through. Anyone who has been in a relationship knows what I'm talking about. It's those times that the relationship changes; like that special time right after marriage -the honeymoon phase, or when children come into the picture. Those good times and the bad.… Continue reading Seasons