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Birth Story: Anxious for Baby

When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, I thought, “I’m gonna rock this.” My first pregnancy included 9 months of anxiety and unrealistic expectations, even though the actual physical experience was easy. My short lived bouts of morning sickness early on and minor aches and pains at the end were bearable, and […]

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Birth Story: A Homebirth (On Purpose!)

I’m one of the lucky ones when it comes to pregnancy. My second pregnancy was even easier than my first. I had absolutely no morning sickness! Other than a mild reoccurrence of Gestational Diabetes that was easily controlled by diet, it was routine and pleasant. After my first birth, I educated myself. I had an […]

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Birth Story: Expect the Unexpected

My pregnancy was one for the textbooks. After trying (and charting temps!) for just over 7 months to conceive (which at the time seemed like an eternity!), my husband and I learned we were expecting our first baby. I gained weight as expected, gave up coffee, ate healthier than ever before, had virtually no morning sickness, […]

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Two Birth Stories: A Comparison

I have two beautiful little girls who have a lot of similarities, but also a lot of differences.  One is loud, busy and blond and the other is calm, sweet and a redhead.  Their birth stories could also not be more different, like night and day (literally, one was born at 4:13 am the other […]

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Baby's First Scrapbook

With every visit to the doctor, my husband and I felt more and more blessed.  We especially looked forward to ultrasound appointments.  Actually seeing the life that we created develop and grow was amazing.  I wanted to save the ultrasound images forever and document the experience.  So, I decided to make an ultrasound scrapbook! Step […]

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