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Category Archives: Motherhood
Last year, as Easter was approaching our family was brimming with excitement. We had been matched with a birth mom who was expecting a baby boy in just 3 short weeks!! I had slowly began filling up my nursery closet … Continue reading
I’ve always been fascinated with reading how other people spend their days. Schedules, what happens at work, it’s all so interesting to me! I’ve thought about doing these posts for a while but… Well it just seemed so self indulgent. … Continue reading
Last week we took a family outing to a place we’ve never been before. We didn’t even really know what it was or what would be there… family days with a baby have been a little hard to figure out. … Continue reading
There were a few physical things that I really desired when we were trying to have a baby. I really wanted to be pregnant, go through labor and delivery and exclusively breastfeed. When we couldn’t conceive I had to process … Continue reading
My sweet son has been crawling for almost 3 months and pulling up just a day shy. He’s getting sturdier on his feet and has begun cruising from one object to another. He has a mouthful of teeth (8!), eats … Continue reading
The beginnings of motherhood seem somewhat of a blur filled with crisp memories of meeting, holding and snuggling with my new baby. No one expects anything of new parents- especially if your baby is in the hospital for a month. … Continue reading
I wanted to write a little reflection about motherhood at this stage. Mostly so I can look back when Bryan is 12 months or 18 months or 5 or 15 and remember what it was like to be a new … Continue reading
There are some days where there are no words to describe it. It’s just happy. It sounds cliche but life really does feel like a little slice of heaven sometimes. Grace upon grace. A family day with sleeping in and … Continue reading
I love breastfeeding. I’ve now been a certified lactation counselor for 2 years. I love talking about breastfeeding, encouraging breastfeeding moms and helping breastfeeding moms succeed. I love and believe in breastfeeding so much that I induced lactation for our … Continue reading