Pregnancy

  1. Second Trimester for the Mom

    Second Trimester for the Mom

    Is reality setting in yet?  Your body will be physically changing over the next few months, and most moms say that this stage of pregnancy is when they start really bonding with their babies.

    Sometime during this trimester, people will actually be able to see that you are pregnant.  You may have to ward off strangers wanting to touch your belly; and you may hate your scale. Continue reading

  2. Creative St. Patrick`s Day Pregnancy Announcements

    Creative St. Patrick`s Day Pregnancy Announcements
    Anyone lucky enough to be announcing a pregnancy in the upcoming days may want to consider one of these fun St. Patrick's Day ideas! Continue reading
  3. The First 48 Hours for Baby

    The First 48 Hours for Baby

    We have just welcomed baby #4, Mr. Ollie Jack, to the world.  He came in like a freight train (Read more about his birth HERE) and our lives feel as though they are moving faster than ever, but at the same time in slow motion as we take every aspect of Ollie in.  Our 4th natural, unmedicated birth, and 3rd homebirth (but 1st unassisted birth!), we had a plan – a plan that was thrown out the window as he arrived.  Everything from his birth and golden hour, to my “Lying-In” time hasn’t been what I pictured, but here we are: loving a newborn and figuring it all out. Continue reading

  4. Labor Extremes: Prodromal vs Precipitous

    Labor Extremes: Prodromal vs Precipitous

    It seems that the only acceptable vaginal birth is one that follows the not-so-normal bell curve that people assume labor to be defined.  You know, the dilating a centimeter an hour, and pushing immediately at 10 centimeters. Continue reading

  5. 28 Irish Baby Girl and Boy Names with Meanings for 2018

    28 Irish Baby Girl and Boy Names with Meanings for 2018

    The luck of the Irish goes beyond St. Patrick’s Day. An Irish baby name can be used to signify your family history, or it can chosen simply because you love the way it sounds. Naming your baby is more than filling out a piece of paper, you want to choose a baby name that flows with your last name, fits your newborn, and holds a great meaning to you. Continue reading

  6. Were You Set on a Boy or a Girl? Overcome Gender Disappointment

    Were You Set on a Boy or a Girl? Overcome Gender Disappointment

    Whether you are secretly sad, or you are openly upset, gender disappointment is real. I know the comments are about to start rolling in: ‘How dare anyone be upset over the gender of a healthy baby!’ Continue reading

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