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In Motherhood, Pregnancy on
December 12, 2017

Liam’s Birth Story

Liam's Birth Story

Fair warning- this is going to be a very lengthy and very emotional post. Liam’s birth and first few weeks of life were an absolute whirlwind with countless ups and downs so there’s a lot to share about his story.  I love reading other people’s birth stories and I knew I wanted to write this down for myself but you guys said you wanted to read it as well so here you are. Read more

In Motherhood, Pregnancy on
November 6, 2017

A Letter To My Firstborn

A Letter To My Firstborn as he becomes a big brother

I wrote this letter to stick in my firstborn, Mason’s, baby book for him to read one day but I also decided to share it here.  I went back and forth on whether or not to share such a personal and emotional letter on such a public platform but as the days that Mason is my only child dwindle down, I’ve been met with so many mixed emotions.  I know that I’m not the only mother that has felt this way right before having another baby so I decided to share this in hopes of offering some type of comfort to any other moms struggling with the intense mixed emotions that come with adding a new baby to the family.  While I’m incredibly excited about the next step for our family and I cannot wait to meet this sweet new babe of ours, I’m also struggling with so many feelings of guilt.  Deep down, I know that this will be the best thing for our family but the thought of Mason ever feeling replaced or jealous absolutely haunts me. If you’re currently struggling with these feelings, too, just know that you’re not alone.

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In Motherhood, Pregnancy on
October 25, 2017

Hospital Bag Essentials (And What NOT To Pack!)

How to Pack your Hospital Bag: Hospital Bag Essentials (And What NOT To Pack!)

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Well I’m officially 35 weeks pregnant and after what happened last weekend, I’m making sure that I have every last thing ready in case baby boy makes an early arrival.  With my first pregnancy, I was supposed to be induced at 39 weeks and we were so naive that we really didn’t plan for any other scenario.  Of course, nothing ever goes according to plan and Mason came on his own at 37 weeks and I didn’t have any of our hospital bags packed!  Trying to get everything packed and get to the hospital was so stressful so I made sure that this time around I’d be prepared!  As new parents, expecting things to go according to plan wasn’t the only thing we were naive about… I packed so many totally unnecessary items and left out some major hospital essentials.  So lucky for you, I took one for the team and learned the hard way so I can share all of the hospital bag essentials, including what NOT to pack! Read more