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Bear’s Birth Story

Hudson’s birth was not what I expected at all. When the midwife handed me this tiny, naked, crying baby, all I could think was, “….this is so weird.” And of course, “he is beautiful.” But my initial reaction was a really strange feeling, I don’t think there is a word for it. To sum it up,…

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Dear Bear – Letter 9: Welcome to the World

Welcome to the world Bear! Yes that is officially your name. You are now 1 week old and I am currently lying in bed with you. You just finished breastfeeding…..wait….not sure if you’re done yet……hearing more noises and grunts. You loooooooove milk. I’ve been calling you the milk monster because you start growling and waving…

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The worst symptom of pregnancy is Sobriety

…..feet and hands swollen, back aches, mood swings, sore breasts, Braxton hicks, SOBRIETY. Yes, sobriety should be considered a symptom of pregnancy and, in my opinion, is one of the worst.   But before I go on, let me be straight with you, I’m not an alcoholic, however I do enjoy wandering down to the…

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Preparing for Birth is Intense

For me, preparing for birth is similar to getting ready for a marathon! The birth affirmations I’ve chosen could totally be used when preparing for a marathon and, in a way, could be used for life generally (see below for pretty pictures ; ) ). For a bit more detail, here is how I’ve been…

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I came in like a Wrecking Ball

Even though my hands and feet are swollen, I only sleep about 5 hours a night between pee breaks, swapping positions and this new symptom of pain in my hands if I don’t sleep upright, I still think it’s important to get out and have fun. Especially because (I’m assuming) we will be a bit…