I went to see my Obstetrician on Thursday for my sixteen week prenatal visit and we ended up talking for about an hour about the upcoming birth! We discussed my low platelets and what my options will be if they are at or below 100,000 by the time I'm 30-something weeks, and what my numbers … Continue reading 16 Weeks and Thinking about the Birth | Repeat C or VBAC??
I've been tagged by two awesome mommy bloggers, Some Kind of Beautiful Chaos and Mummy 123, to answer some end of the year questions. :) If you haven't visited their blogs before, you should! So, here we go... What was your highlight of 2016? Our fourth child, Elizabeth Marie, was born. She has been such a … Continue reading The Quiz of the Year
A: algebra II, with Maggie B: breastfeeding, all day every day, lol C: c-section, totally unexpected and the craziest recovery ever O_O D: dream journal, I've been keeping one E: Elizabeth, born on June 26th, her due date! ^_^ F: food, I've been trying lots of new recipes this year G: glasses, Stephen failed his vision test and … Continue reading Alphabetical Year in Review | 2016
I've had three babies vaginally and then I had a c-section with my fourth. My advice to expectant moms? Make a birth plan and then try to relax because you can't control everything (even if you think you can). Birth plans are absolutely a great thing and I think all women should make one regardless of their … Continue reading Having a Birth Plan
I love co-sleeping; it's so sweet, calm and beautiful sleeping next to your little one. It makes nighttime nursing easier, too. But I had decided to do things differently with baby Elizabeth because I am fairly certain that co-sleeping is the reason that neither of my boys slept all that well as they got older and … Continue reading Co-Sleeping Again
I woke up to a painful contraction at 4:30 on the morning of my due date (June 26th, 2016). I walked into the bathroom and found that I'd barely needed to bother making the trip because there was such little urine. Stephen heard me flush the toilet so he came in to check on me. … Continue reading Elizabeth’s Birth Story
Baby Elizabeth is six days old and is doing so well!! My milk came in on Wednesday and she is eating, pooping, and sleeping beautifully. I'm still working on getting her to accomplish a deeper latch because it hurts ME when she nurses so shallowly, but she isn't phased at all. ;) Her first pediatrician's appointment was yesterday afternoon. … Continue reading Thoughts & Happenings 7/2/16