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The day I found out I was pregnant with my fourth baby, I was in the grocery store walking past the seafood counter when I was hit by a wave of queasiness that stopped me in my tracks. At...
As we hope all of our readers know, feedback from local New Orleans moms is VERY important to us. We work tirelessly to bring the moms of New Orleans resources, events, guides, giveaways and information that will make your...
One of the many reasons I fell in love with my precious husband was our mutual love of costumes. Halloween has always been one of our favorite times of year, our own costuming “Super Bowl” if you will. I knew...
On January 18, 2010, the ultrasound tech confirmed our suspicion. “Oh my God!” she exclaimed. “What's wrong?” I asked. “There’s two! You’re having twins!” As my belly grew, exceptionally fast, I had a strange feeling that there wasn't just...
It felt like a Mack truck had smacked me and left me on the roadside. I was unbearably sad and distraught. I could barely get out of bed each morning, and it was downright impossible to do so with...
A Sweet Surprise You struck like lightning out of a clear blue sky. Before you, your mama prayed and prayed for a baby. Many fertility treatments and prayer chains and negative pregnancy tests later, your brother was conceived. But you?...
I’ll always hate July 4th despite the barbecue and fireworks that accompany it. July 4th was the day I lost my miracle baby. In May of that same year, my husband and I started trying to have a second...
Wow!! It's hard to believe that we launched New Orleans Moms Blog FIVE years ago today!! We have published over 2,000 posts written by local moms all across the Greater New Orleans area from the Westbank to Metairie to New...
 Late one evening after work, I hung up the phone. My doctor had been on the other end. I told my husband calmly that we needed to go get a pregnancy test. I wasn't supposed to be able to...
Writer's Note :: I wrote this post at 4 weeks, 6 days postpartum. I thought I was adapting to life as a mom of 3 and no longer suffering from the anxious thoughts that plagued me in the early...
Miscarriage. You are having a miscarriage. The words, for some reason, I thought I was invincible of. We had fallen pregnant and given birth to a healthy baby boy just a year prior. His pregnancy was easy and carefree, and we...

My Preemie, My Hero

When my husband and I decided it was time to try and have a baby, I didn’t realize what our future would hold. After trying on our own for a while, I begin fertility treatments. I was so excited...
Our daughter, Emery Rose Smith, was born at 22 weeks 6 days gestation. Needless to say, I had a difficult pregnancy. At 12 weeks, we were told that I was having a miscarriage. When the doctor performed the ultrasound,...
Loss after Loss :: Consecutive Miscarriages Here I sit, in silence. Something I crave as a mother of two children. But the silence is deafening. It was excruciating when we had what was supposed to be one of our happiest...

 

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