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Six Months Postpartum and Caffeine

Coffee, coffee, coffee! Okay, I have a love hate relationship with caffeine. Until now, on my postpartum journey, I have avoided caffeine. Why? Because until now, I wanted to take a nap at a moments notice. I was trying to do the “nap when baby naps” thing because I was so tired all the time… Continue reading Six Months Postpartum and Caffeine


Twenty-two weeks Postpartum and Camping

We went camping! I didn’t grow up camping, but I have always liked being outdoors, so I think I could get used to it. Husband, grew up camping, but he much prefers the indoor world, so even though we’ve been married almost four years we haven’t gone camping just us. Then enters Henry. Henry can’t… Continue reading Twenty-two weeks Postpartum and Camping


Ten Weeks Postpartum and Life Gets Easier

I’m ten weeks in and I can now say having a baby is easy, breastfeeding is easy,  cloth diapering is easy, contrary to what I experienced one week into motherhood. It was a big learning curve, but it gets easier! Leaving the house isn’t a chore anymore, I’m used to the routine of packing up… Continue reading Ten Weeks Postpartum and Life Gets Easier


Postpartum Weeks Four & Five and “A Day in the Life”

When does a day start again? Since being a mom to a new little life that answer is a bit less clear. Usually I am trying to sleep from about 11pm until about 11am, and then I find a nap somewhere in the afternoon. I’m five weeks in and Baby Henry sleeps pretty well at… Continue reading Postpartum Weeks Four & Five and “A Day in the Life”


Postpartum Week Two & Three and Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is no joke! The first two weeks, especially, were difficult. They say breastfeeding isn’t painful if you’re doing it right, but I was doing it “right” and it often hurt like the dickens until week three when I had finally formed callouses. (Now past week four I can say there is little to no… Continue reading Postpartum Week Two & Three and Breastfeeding

Birth Stories · Postpartum

Not Our Birth Plan

When you’re pregnant there’s talk about birth plans and dreaming up your ideal birth. These are good! However, our birth did not go anything like we dreamed. Much of what we said we didn’t want to do we had to do in our labor and birth. About the only preferences we were left with were: healthy baby,… Continue reading Not Our Birth Plan

Hormones · Postpartum

Postpartum Week One and a Hospital Stay

Now what? My pregnancy is over so…no more pregnant life blog right? Wrong. It’s a little known fact that pregnancy is more than the nine months of carrying around a life in the womb. A woman does not simply stop being pregnant whether she gave birth, miscarried, or lost the baby by other means (I can’t… Continue reading Postpartum Week One and a Hospital Stay

Pregnancy in Weeks

Pregnancy Week Thirty-Nine and First Contractions PLUS Bump Photos

Edit: this is posting after Baby. I still wanted to share this experience and a final look at my bump progression. The big excitement for me this week was experiencing my first taste of contractions. Now, before you get misled I need to clarify, these first contractions didn’t lead to labor. They’re called Braxton Hicks… Continue reading Pregnancy Week Thirty-Nine and First Contractions PLUS Bump Photos


Introducing Baby Henry

Baby entered the world measuring 9lbs 11oz, 22 1/2 inches long and with a full head of hair. He came with lots of meat on his bones. I’m still amazed by how big he is. These pictures don’t quite show it, but he has rolls on his legs and arms, which is usually something babies acquire… Continue reading Introducing Baby Henry