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This morning, we had our 20 week ultrasound.  Before I reveal the gender, I’ll tell you that everything looks great!  Baby is measuring at about 22 weeks, but our midwife isn’t worried about it and didn’t change the “due” date (praise the Lord!).  Everything else looked great.  Heart, kidneys, brain, stomach…all normal.  🙂  I’m not […]

The Best Birth Story Ever

I couple years ago, I heard the best birth story I’ve ever heard.  This one will have you ROLLING with laughter!  I’ve changed the names, but the details are the same.  Keep in mind, Molly and Frank are now in their 70’s or 80’s, so this took place quite a long time ago. Photo Credit […]

10 Things to do as SOON as You Find Out You’re Pregnant

I’ve seen several lists like this and they’re all very sweet.  Think of creative ways to tell people…think about names…aaw…  But I’ve never seen a really practical list, so I thought I’d make one.  I’m 14 weeks pregnant right now and there are several things I wish I’d done as soon as I found out […]

10 Things to do as SOON as You Find Out You’re Pregnant

I’ve seen several lists like this and they’re all very sweet.  Think of creative ways to tell people…think about names…aaw…  But I’ve never seen a really practical list, so I thought I’d make one.  I’m 14 weeks pregnant right now and there are several things I wish I’d done as soon as I found out […]

This Won’t Last Forever

Today, I needed some encouragement.  I have been SO sick with this pregnancy to the point of not being able to do almost anything.  It started when I was four weeks along, earlier than with either of the girls, and hasn’t let up.  I’m so…tired.  I’m ready to be back on my feet, but it’s […]

You Want Another One?

I’m just going to be sharing some fairly random thoughts today because I really, REALLY want to get back to blogging more often.  These thoughts are connected, though somewhat loosely. Yesterday, I met with my midwife and as we were talking about how sick I’ve been, she said, “After going through all this with those […]

10 Tips for Throwing an AMAZING Baby Shower

Baby showers can be great fun!  Or…they can be dreadful affairs.  If you’re the hostess, the last thing you want is for guests to walk away praying they never have children of their own.  When I had H, I had several baby showers, all of which were lovely.  I’ve also thrown a few baby showers […]

Baby M’s Birth Story

I have to start by saying that this post is much more personal than what I would normally post.  I’m including many of the personal details that I would omit normally.  I’m including them because I really want to encourage anyone considering natural childbirth by letting them know that it is bearable.  You can do […]