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A Note From Your Tired Mama

I was exhausted, and it was only 9am. I eagerly awaited 9:30, so I could put you and your brother down for your morning naps. I checked my email on my phone, as I tried to slowly rock you in my other arm, but your wide eyed, baby blues kept staring up at me. "The… Continue reading A Note From Your Tired Mama

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13 Labor And Delivery Tips For A First Time Mom

The thought of giving birth can be terrifying, but it doesn't have to be. For me, the first time I had a baby the thing that scared me the most was not the pain but the fact that I didn't know what to expect. I asked a group of women who recently had babies what… Continue reading 13 Labor And Delivery Tips For A First Time Mom

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5 Ways To Help Reduce Pregnancy Anxiety

From the second you get those 2 pink lines, you want what is best for your child. And pregnancy can be stressful, especially if it is your first time. Even in subsequent pregnancies, they can be completely different than your first time and sometimes you just don't know what is normal and what isn't. I… Continue reading 5 Ways To Help Reduce Pregnancy Anxiety

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10 Things No One Told Me I’d Experience After Having A Baby

When you are 8 months pregnant, and you are about to become a first time mom, there are so many things that you think you are prepared for. I was one of those moms who had read up on nearly every single thing I came across that had to do with pregnancy, labor and delivery… Continue reading 10 Things No One Told Me I’d Experience After Having A Baby

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Signs That I Knew I Was Pregnant Before Testing

When you are trying to get pregnant, and you are googling “early pregnancy symptoms”, you will read about implantation bleeding, fatigue, mood swings, morning sickness, and a heightened sense of smell, among some others. But it wasn’t completely like that for me. My first pregnancy was an IVF pregnancy, so I had a strong feeling… Continue reading Signs That I Knew I Was Pregnant Before Testing

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Finding My Lost Faith During Infertility

There is a John Lennon quote that says "Everything will be okay in the end. If it is not okay, it is not the end." If you would have asked me a year ago if I believed in that, I would have said "no". My husband and I struggled to conceive for a while. The… Continue reading Finding My Lost Faith During Infertility