Post Partum

Sweet Ellie-Boy

February 23, 2016

We discovered we were pregnant with you in November of 2014. Your sister was to be turning two years old then and although we had been determined for her to be an only child, we were excited to be bringing you into the world. Our joyousness was quickly squashed by fears from the outcome of […]

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I Am Strong {Emily Weber}

December 15, 2015

I am strong because at the age of 19, my husband and I became pregnant with our first child. I am strong because at our first ultrasound we were told that our son would be born with “myelomeningocele”. The most common and most severe form of Spina Bifida. I am strong because on July 05, 2011, […]

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The Kowalli Joey Jacket {Review}

October 6, 2015

We recently had the pleasure of checking out this brand new jacket designed specifically for all stages of motherhood. What we discovered is the Kowalli Joey Jacket does have some unique features unlike other pieces of outerwear you may have tried or looked into. You are able to wear it starting in pregnancy as a maternity […]

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Ladies & Gentlemen, Husbands & Wives, Mothers & Fathers: We Are Strong

September 14, 2015

I am Strong because I waited until the age of 32 to have my first child. I am Strong because I saw our would-be son one day looking up at me holding onto the knee of the man who became the love of my life at the age of 28. Dream became Reality. I am […]

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Mother Mental Illness {Post Partum Depression}

March 8, 2015

This continues to be something not discussed enough, but needs to be more and more. Please take a listen and share with a mother who has gone through Post Partum Depression (or other similar things). This podcast interview with Mary from Pretty Pushers​ and Dr. Lisa Duggan from Clemson University discussed the risks and signs of Maternal […]

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The Birth of Sicily Rose {Postpartum Hemorrhage, Vanishing Twin Syndrome}

November 18, 2014

Had it not been for your blog and all the  amazing women behind the stories you share, I might not of had the courage to go through what I endured. But, looking back now, I made and I’m a stronger mother and women for it. This past February, we welcomed our second daughter, Sicily Rose […]

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Mothering the Mother, Part III: Postpartum Plan {now, with kittens}

October 15, 2014

I wrote this post just after getting back from the inaugural Birth Without Fear conference almost a year ago. The dust had settled, baby E was back on her (haywire, semi-self-directed) routine, and I had finally stopped wearing my lanyard. I took a few minutes to reflect on my experience and gloat over my new […]

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My Belly, My Baby {Self Love}

October 9, 2014

This is a picture of my 15 month old and my belly. It has been well over a year, and I have slowly and peacefully accepted that my belly is going to be floppy and riddled with stretch marks for a very long time. She has helped me accept my body.  When she nurses, she […]

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My Healing Hospital VBAC

October 9, 2014

To tell Mel’s birth story, I have to say a few words about Katherine’s and Laeney’s birth stories. Laeney’s birth was a hospital induction. At my final ultrasound, my doctor told me my placenta was failing and she was losing weight in the womb. They told me she would only be 4 lbs and might […]

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