Thoughts and Happenings

Thoughts & Happenings 8/16/17

Yesterday, Elizabeth had a checkup and she's now in the 99% for height and 97% for weight. Hehe, big girl. No wonder she's in 2T/3T at 13 months. ^_^ I was pleased to see that her iron was at 12.5 (it's gotta be the grits she has for breakfast every morning). She didn't even care… Continue reading Thoughts & Happenings 8/16/17

Motherhood, Pregnancy and Birth

Motherhood Maternity Nursing Bras | A Review

This is not a sponsored post. I have fallen in love with a bra especially made to wear while breastfeeding and I want to share my experience with you. I paid for the bras myself and (unfortunately) I have no affiliation with Motherhood Maternity. ;) I'm not one for spending lots of money on clothes,… Continue reading Motherhood Maternity Nursing Bras | A Review

Healthy Living, Pregnancy and Birth

Low Platelets During Pregnancy | Baby #5

With my last two (healthy) pregnancies, I had a condition called gestational thrombocytopenia, which just means that my platelet count was below normal and the same is true this time. Platelets are measured in the thousands per microliter of circulating blood but can be written shorthand by removing the last three zeros (example: 100,00 as… Continue reading Low Platelets During Pregnancy | Baby #5

Pregnancy and Birth

Baby #5 | Pregnancy after D&C | Week Ten

Hey, I'm popping in today to give an update as I have somehow already reached ten weeks into this pregnancy!! To be perfectly honest, I didn't expect to make it this far...I assumed I would miscarry again. :( But low and behold, this little one is hanging in there! And I have been doing well;… Continue reading Baby #5 | Pregnancy after D&C | Week Ten

Pregnancy and Birth

Baby #5 | Pregnancy after D&C | Week Eight

Hello all! I thought I'd stop in to give a little update on the baby jelly bean. :) He or she looked fantastic on the ultrasound monitor today and had a heart rate of 168 beats per minute! After the ultrasound, I had my first official prenatal appointment with one of the midwives. It went… Continue reading Baby #5 | Pregnancy after D&C | Week Eight

Thoughts and Happenings

Thoughts & Happenings (June 1-15, 2017)

June 1 It's surprising me how much I'm enjoying playing Minecraft with the kids. The whole look of the game always annoyed me, but it's actually quite fun. :) In my world, I am currently living with Samuel (he likes having his own tree house but prefers to live with someone, aww) and Maggie and… Continue reading Thoughts & Happenings (June 1-15, 2017)

Thoughts and Happenings

Thoughts & Happenings 06/09/17

My hCG levels from yesterday were almost triple what they'd been on Tuesday!! They went from 4,833 to 12,771 in forty-eight hours. 😊 This is fantastic news as it means the pregnancy appears to be progressing normally! Some thoughts on this day at which point I've known about baby #5 for a little over twenty-four… Continue reading Thoughts & Happenings 06/09/17