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How We Celebrate Two Birthdays the Same Week as Christmas

I remember going to the doctor for the first time when I was pregnant with my son and the ultrasound technician telling me my due date was going to be Christmas Eve. My first thought was, "Wow! What a great Christmas gift!" My second thought was, "awww that's not a very fun time for a… Continue reading How We Celebrate Two Birthdays the Same Week as Christmas

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Creating New Traditions as a Family

Growing up I loved Thanksgiving.  I loved the closeness I felt to my family, I loved the excitement of knowing the Christmas season was coming, I loved all of our little family traditions.  It truly was the happiest time of year for me. As we all got older things changed, as they naturally do.  Being… Continue reading Creating New Traditions as a Family

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How I stocked my freezer with over two months worth of meals before having baby #2

I don't LOVE to cook. I'm a good cook, I just don't love it. I especially don't love to cook directly before, or after having a baby. The thought of prepping a couple months worth of food when I was nine months pregnant sounded daunting, and so displeasing to me, but after my first baby… Continue reading How I stocked my freezer with over two months worth of meals before having baby #2

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I Didn’t Bond With My Baby Right After Giving Birth

That's not an easy thing to say. It filled me with so much sadness and shame at the time. Made me feel like I failed her from her first seconds of life here on earth. Mom guilt right from the start. When they handed her to me I felt love, but I didn't feel the… Continue reading I Didn’t Bond With My Baby Right After Giving Birth

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Padsicles, Dermoplast, and other Helpful Things I Wish I Had Known about Postpartum Life

As I talked about in my previous post about my birth story with baby #1( Birth Story of Baby #1) when all was said and done I had around 100 stitches from lacerations, and tearing, while giving birth. For anyone reading this that's pregnant: DO NOT BE AFRAID. This does not happen to everyone, and… Continue reading Padsicles, Dermoplast, and other Helpful Things I Wish I Had Known about Postpartum Life