Writing Your Birth Goals

Before making this, I talked with my doctor about what was feasible so we were both on the same page. Then we reviewed this during the last 3 appointments just to make sure everything was clear. We printed out multiples

The Bowels of Pregnancy

I’ve said it before and I will say it again. Giving birth feels like the worst constipation you will ever have. You push that baby like the biggest poop you will ever experience. He/she is a little shit before they

Adventures in Cloth Diapering

I am lucky. I was not the first of my friends to have a baby, so I had all their advice to build on with my own little one. One of my mommy friends used cloth diapers and they sounded like

Explaining Makeup to My Son

I recently started going back to work. Just two hours here and there. My fabulous job has a kid’s center where I can drop off my son for up to two hours a day. This is perfect for when I am

The Smell of Motherhood

Before I had my baby, I expected my house to smell of poopy diapers. Turns out that my baby’s poop didn’t even smell until he was about one month old. That, I didn’t expect. What I also did not expect

Birth Mantras

When I gave birth my AMAZING doula repeated multiple birth mantras to me. Some I came up with and others she came up with. These helped me focus on what I was there to do and channel my energy into

6 Week Bumps & Humps

Somethings you need to know about me to understand the importance of the 6 week mark: 1. I love to exercise 2. I am emotionally high maintenance and when I go too long without sex I get really grumpy The “6

The Dreaded Baby Registry for First Time Mothers

Quick Summary: What do you need for a baby? Nothing really. Except the safety items like a car seat. I tried to think of it like this – cavemen made babies and what did they need? But that doesn’t mean

The Worst Advice You Will Ever Get

While being pregnant there was only one response that irked me when I asked for advice from friends and family. Now, before I get into it I want to mention that I am aware they had the best intentions and that,

Did I Just Toast His Testes?

Today I felt like an awful mother. This has happened a few times, but I was terrified I toasted my son’s testes. He was recently diagnosed with Cradle Cap (common and looks bad but doesn’t bother him at all) and

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