The Nine-Month Journey: Adoption

I recently saw a video where two moms were dropping “truth bombs” about pregnancy and birth. One thing they mentioned was the need for padding immediately after… or maybe a better word would be sponges. They implied that women are usually told to bring a pantiliner, as there “may be some blood”, and then proceeded…

The Nine-Month Journey: Birth

Labor and delivery. It was pretty bad. I had built up all these ideas of what it should feel like and how I would handle it and how “painless birth” could be a thing. I was prepared to silently suffer, to condition my mind to think of it as pressure instead of pain, to utilize…

The Nine-Month Journey: Labor

You know how everyone says that when real contractions hit, you will know you’re in labor without the shadow of a doubt? Well, I’m here to tell you that, like most absolutes given about pregnancy, that’s not true for everyone. It was probably around four in the morning or so on the day my ultrasound…

A Thank You Letter

I always try to look back over the past year sometime in the first week of January. This one was a doozy. Usually, a lot of stuff happens in just one year for me because I’m constantly on the move and love trying new things. In 2017, I felt a bit slower. Most of the…