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The Language of Motherhood

Recently Hunter and I walked down to the small playground in our neighborhood. This was during the week, so Sam was at work and I was on my own. Hunter loves the playground, but he is a bit of a daredevil. At 14 months old, he steps off play structures without noticing, flies down slides, and is constantly on the move. When Sam is there one person can be helping him up while the other person helps him come down, or we can each guard an opening on a play structure, etc (Sam also is the photographer, so these particular…

Labor and Dates

If you’re pregnant or have recently given birth you may have heard about eating dates during the last four weeks of your pregnancy to help with labor. Being in the medical field, I was very interested in this during my pregnancy with Hunter given the research article written by Al-Kuran et. al. published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The research showed that women who ate six dates every day for the last four weeks of their pregnancy were more likely to go into labor naturally, with their cervix more dilated, their bags of water intact, and have a…

My Choice to be a Stay-at-Home Mom

After giving birth to Hunter last summer I was home on maternity leave for a few months and did go back to work in the fall. Hunter went to daycare. Hunter was fine at daycare, but I was not fine at work. Sam did the hard job of dropping him off at daycare, but I still struggled emotionally knowing it wasn’t me feeding him, changing him, making him laugh, rocking him to sleep, comforting a cry, or watching him meet and master new milestones (the list goes on…). As a pediatric nurse practitioner, I had a good job. A career.…

Life

Wow! Life has definitely taken over for the past several months! Let’s do a quick recap shall we? Last time we left you I was pregnant with our sweet little boy (who is almost 10 months old now!). I have to say pregnancy agreed with me…up until 39 weeks. My family suffered a devastating tragedy when I was 39 weeks pregnant and my body seemed to only be able to process one thing at a time. So I, like many very pregnant women, was pretty uncomfortable those last few weeks. I eventually was induced when I was 41 + 1…

PacaPod Review

I am almost 37 weeks pregnant and finally considered to be in my 9th month of pregnancy! Pregnancy has actually been pretty good to me, but I do feel like I have been pregnant forever and I am anxiously waiting to meet our baby boy. As the final countdown is on, I am trying to cross off my to-do list in preparation for his arrival. One of those things is packing our hospital bags, including a bag for baby in what will eventually be his diaper bag (I know I’m a little late–I think this is usually recommended closer to…

We are alive!

28 1/2 weeks pregnant and almost a full house remodel later we emerge from the dust (oh so much dust…ugh, construction zones!). This will just be a quick post getting the blogging juices flowing again. We have not forgot about this blog, but we almost literally have not sat down long enough to post. And Sam and I talk about it all the time “I want to blog” “Me too!”. However, I will say it has been/will be worth it. Every single room except for the kitchen has been painted and has or will be getting new floors within the…