Tag: labor

Jude’s Birth Story (my final baby’s unpredictable arrival)

Hey, Jude. You were made for us. The perfect piece to complete our puzzle. The caboose, as your daddy likes to call you. The grand finale. Jude means “praise” — Praise the Lord for you! Hey, Jude. You weren’t my easiest pregnancy, but I really can’t complain. For 9 months, we walked and…

 

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How to Naturally Induce Labor

Truth be told, I don’t actually know if any of these methods work. This is my 4th child, and I am kind of a firm believer that the baby will come when the baby is ready… but it is fun to speculate. And some of these are actually fun to try! I asked…

 

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What Do I REALLY Need at the Hospital?

If you’re expecting, you’ve probably scrolled through Instagram or Pinterest and found bloggers and influencers chatting about their hospital bags. “Oh my gosh! That’s so smart… I better add that to the bag.” Newsflash: a lot of that stuff you DON’T actually need. In fact, many bloggers are getting paid for their posts…

 

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Welcome Adam William

We welcomed you to the world on an unseasonably warm November day. Your due date was November 8th, Election Day, in one of the most controversial elections to date. But you decided to join our family 4 days early. I was scheduled to be induced with you. Not because we had any medical issues,…

 

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Honest Fear Exposed

Can I be completely honest here? I am beyond terrified of what is to come in the coming days. I’m not talking about the huge responsibility of raising three hood rats, 3 years old and under. I’m not talking about the constant crying, challenging feedings or sleepless nights newborns graciously come equipped with. I feel…

 

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