Pretty recently, I was lucky enough to be interviewed for two separate articles written for today.com. Both featured women who have been through cesarean deliveries – their stories, outcomes, and their feelings. One article highlighted the stigma sometimes associated with such deliveries and the other focused on recovery stories. April is C-Section Awareness Month. Over…… Continue reading Don’t tell me how to feel about my birth story!
A couple weeks ago, I had my blood drawn for that standard glucose test all pregnant women have to do. Ya know, the one near the end of the second trimester, where you drink the orange sugary stuff, then your blood is drawn after an hour. I failed – which apparently isn’t hard to do…… Continue reading Blood-Sugar Rush: My Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis
Weird food combos or cravings are not at all uncommon during pregnancy. If you’ve yet to experience any for yourself, you’ve at least heard of or know someone who has. Ice cream with a side of pickles, anyone? But, what about craving other things during pregnancy? Yes, I mean other than food. The truth is,…… Continue reading I’m pregnant, and craving more than JUST food!
Fair warning, guys – I’m about to talk about boobs. And, not in a fun and sexy way. I’m into my third trimester of my fourth pregnancy. NOTHING about this time has been like the others. Just a couple months back, I developed this awesome preggo rash called Pruritic Folliculitis. I’ve never had an itch…… Continue reading A Tale of Two Under-boobies
I was 24 when I had baby number one. As a first time mom, I had tons of naive expectations for what everything would be like. The pregnancy. The delivery. All the bonding that would happen during maternity leave. I guess I just assumed every step on that 9-month journey (and every day after) would…… Continue reading Breastfeeding & PPD
I have always had fair, sensitive skin. I burn really easy, never tan, and literally everything gives me hives. At 33 though, it’s something I’m totally used to. I know which irritants to avoid and I wear my sunscreen! Unfortunately, my skin has changed pretty dramatically as of late. My preggo hormones have decided to…… Continue reading My Pregnant “Glow” Is Actually A Rash
I have been agonizing for weeks over whether to send my kids back to school in the Fall. Our district was offering a virtual option, as well as a traditional where time spent in-person would depend on the county’s assessment of Covid community spread. This week, the decision was made for us when our district…… Continue reading The Sunny Side Of Homeschooling During A Pandemic