Stillbirth, One Year Later.

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Saturday was the one year marker since Addison's birth. Or death. Or whatever you call stillbirth a year later, because I still haven't figured that one out. It's a year later, and I don't feel healed. I have two amazing kids here, but I still ... [ Read More ]

Win a Medela Freestyle Double Breast Pump!

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Yesterday I told you guys about my own newborn necessities, which have become totally imperative to life with two kids. But there was one thing I left off of my list, partly because I was saving it for it's very own special post. For breastfeeding ... [ Read More ]

This Should Be Harder, Right?

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Do you ever have those days where you just don't know what you actually did? That's kind of how I felt yesterday. I honestly don't know where the hours went. Suddenly, it was 8:30. My toddler was still up, because he wanted to cuddle with mama and ... [ Read More ]

So, I Had a Baby.

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Last Sunday night, something changed in my pregnancy. As Ricky was going to bed, the little guy moved into a position that made it pretty hard for me to walk. I wasn't short of breath, but it was harder to breathe. It was all a little strange. Of ... [ Read More ]

Contractions Are So Mystifying.

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At 11 last night, I awoke to a giant "thump" in the room next to ours. It was actually nothing out of the ordinary - just my two year old rolling around in his bed and hitting the wall. But as soon as I woke up, I realized I was having a contraction. ... [ Read More ]

36 Weeks Pregnant: Things Are Getting Serious

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It's so weird for me to say that we're basically full term. I'm over 36 weeks and have been having (minor) contractions since last Friday. And at this point, if I go into labor, baby will come. My mind and my body feel like they are in this weird ... [ Read More ]

Finding Great Childcare Can Take a Little Work

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Last night, my child decided that it was totally appropriate to climb on top of his mama's head, sprawl out across her shoulders and demand that I get out of HIS spot on the couch. I don't know where the kid comes up with this stuff. The past two ... [ Read More ]