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This post was originally run in April, 2019 in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week.   I am blessed. I have people in my life that call me Mommy. I have known the surge of amazement and gratitude when a child...
It’s April … and in our house, that means it’s BABY MONTH!   Yes, all three of our boys will have April birthdays, and we are here for it! As number three is about to come out of the oven to...
The path to surrogacy is often one with more questions than answers.    In early January 2019, my husband, Seth, and I decided that it was time to start our own family. We met in graduate school in 2013 at the...
Registering for a baby can be extremely daunting for a new parent. I will always remember, as most do, my first anxiety-inducing trip to Buy Buy Baby. That place really should include a paper bag to breathe in for...
A baby moon helps you relax, refocus, and get ready!   It was with much anxiety, hesitation, and relief that I entered into this agreement. I chose to take advantage of a month-long period of preparation and relaxation before the arrival...
This post is sponsored by our partner Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Mothers have been breastfeeding their babies since the beginning of time, but that doesn’t mean the process is seamless for all new moms and their babies. Sue Muehling, RN,...
From a wild and free unconventional woman, to a woman who would choose a natural home birth... this Mama is full of surprises!   In my 20s, I made quite a few “I will never” statements. My favorite was “I will...
Pregnancy grief is real, there's no shame in facing your emotions.   I’ll call it blissful ignorance. I was so happy to be unexpectedly pregnant for the second time and in a state of shock and awe for weeks after discovering...
  I remember when I had my first miscarriage in 2008.  I was six weeks along when I miscarried our first baby in our bathroom shower. There was a lot of blood and pain.  I was supposed to sing a...
Friday, October 13th.   Besides Jason and Freddy, black cats, walking under a ladder, and breaking a mirror, it's a day known for bad luck.   While pregnant, I envisioned the perfect birth, including soaking in a hot bath, therapeutic breathing on a...

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