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 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

Pregnancy and Birth

Deep Transverse Arrest ~ Could I Have Done Something?

I am a big supporter of unmedicated, intervention-free natural childbirth when it's possible. Getting rid of things that can slow down labor and/or cause distress is certainly a good idea. There are, of course, instances where interventions are necessary and beneficial. I pursued having a completely natural experience with my third child because of what happened with babies one and two. I learned from their births and… Continue reading Deep Transverse Arrest ~ Could I Have Done Something?


The Quiz of the Year

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


*Alphabetical* Year in Review! 2016

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


Postpartum ~ Week Twelve

It's been six weeks since I gave a real update, so here's how things are going for me at twelve weeks postpartum with baby number four. :) I apologize in advance if I sound like I'm complaining - I haven't been feeling the greatest physically for a week or so. :/ The Incision The scar is… Continue reading Postpartum ~ Week Twelve

Pregnancy and Birth

Birth Trauma

All of my labor and deliveries have had a part that was intense enough to cause a bit of trauma. Some more than others. I'm trying to process my fourth baby's birth experience, so I'm reflecting on all four of them. I've healed from the first three and now I have to do the same with hers. It… Continue reading Birth Trauma