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
There are some things that make you realize, “Yep, I am definitely a mom now!” My first mom moment was probably when washing dishes felt like a break. Then there is the daunting task of learning to take baby out solo. One mom told me that after she did her first outing she felt like… Continue reading Mom Moments
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
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
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
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
A day in my life… A day in the life of a blogger… A day in the life of a pregnant woman two weeks before her due date… A day in the life of a Virtual Assistant… A day in the life of a House Wife… Whatever this is, I wanted to write a “day in the life” blog, I thought it’d be fun. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did writing it!