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It's difficult putting into words the feelings I've had for the past 6 weeks. I had an abdominal ultrasound at 12 weeks, and the sonographer was 90% sure it was a girl! He was a girl. He had been...
There is a lot of literature on the subject of breastfeeding after all types of breast surgery (breast reduction, augmentation, and breast lift). Breastfeeding after breast surgery is possible. It is difficult to assess how well a women will...
Childbirth. Such a simple concept right? Baby in... baby out. Like most other important life events, there are many decisions to be made along the way. Not only are you planning the biggest DIY project you will ever do,...
When I was putting the lists of things to buy or not buy together, my mama friends also told me there were things they bought they wished they hadn’t. And not because they weren’t great to have, because they...
I’m going to save everyone’s time and some internet space and skip the obvious items here: car seat, stroller with good sun protection, thermometer, crib, bouncer, breast pump, Ergo or similar baby carrier, diaper bag, burp cloths and blankets....
  Preparing for a baby is an exciting and special time. It is also overwhelming. I know that shopping for baby products can just reduce a hormonal mama-to-be to tears – there is so much stuff and so many brands...
Last I left you I was planning a VBAC with my second daughter. I am happy to announce that my beautiful daughter Hannah Eve Pugh was born via successful VBAC on Valentine’s Day (her due date!) Since returning home...
One Sunday three years ago I watched my husband carry pieces of my daughter’s crib to the end of our driveway for the trash crew. Months before, we had moved Mattie into a “big girl” bed. The crib had...
My first daughter was born at 10PM on a Monday. We had planned for a peaceful, natural birth - no drugs, no interference. I had been in labor only about seven hours when my doctor checked my dilation and...
Once upon a time, I spent my days rotating between a sea of cubicles, meeting rooms, and manufacturing equipment. I made money. I talked to other adults. And I often felt a sense a satisfied accomplishment. I also had...
I started my first journal when I was pregnant with my son. I had so much anxiety and anticipation of the future that I felt like I needed to write it all down. Then it slowly took on a ...

Am I an Old Mom?

When you turn 35 you earn the new title of “Advanced Maternal Age,” which throws you instantly into a category of high-risk for complications in pregnancy. Risks like higher rates of chromosomal disorders and age-related issues like diabetes or...

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