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

Thoughts and Happenings

Thoughts & Happenings 8/11/17

When I went for my twelve week midwife appointment, there was a lot going on (namely, all four kids were sick!) so something that happened that day only finally caught up with me yesterday - two weeks after the fact. The midwife had attempted to hear the baby's heartbeat with the Doppler but there was… Continue reading Thoughts & Happenings 8/11/17

Thoughts and Happenings

Thoughts & Happenings 8/9/17

It feels lovely to know that we have nowhere to go on this rainy day. We spent most of the day out in the rain and dreariness yesterday so staying indoors is a welcome thing today. After picking up Stephen from work yesterday (and letting the boys ride in daddy's truck for a bit), we… Continue reading Thoughts & Happenings 8/9/17

Thoughts and Happenings

Thoughts & Happenings 8/6/17

I'm finally ready to return to blogging after taking most of the last few months off. While gone, I've gotten my first trimester with baby #5 out of the way (woo-hoo!) and if things continue to go well, I will never have to endure a first trimester again, lol. It was actually really easy this… Continue reading Thoughts & Happenings 8/6/17

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