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I got an epidural AFTER the baby was born. Yep. You read that right. It all started when I saw that magical, digital word… “Pregnant.” In that moment, I became a control freak mother. I always imagined that I would...
Disclaimer: I wrote this post soon after finding out the gender of my third child. I've had sometime to process my emotions. I'm happy to say that I am genuinely excited to add a little boy, especially one who...
How a Surprise Dwarfism Diagnosis Changed Our Lives for the Better Sutton's birth was a little dramatic but with the way her whole pregnancy was (hello, Braxton hicks and false labor for weeks!), I wasn't all that surprised. It was...
There we were, at the OB/GYN holding hands, waiting to be called back for an ultrasound. On the outside, we looked like any other working couple, albeit a little more tired.  The reality is we are far from any...
Disclaimer: Medical decisions are extremely personal, and we encourage everyone to do their own research in choosing a doctor. Additionally, this list is in no way an endorsement of any type of provider nor any specific hospital. We copied...
"Well, how many kids do you have?" "I have five girls!" "FIVE?? Are you done??" Whether it be when we are out running errands, at church, or if my family merely comes up in conversation, the question as to whether or not we are...
From overhearing people's comments standing in the grocery store line, to remarks from Facebook friends, I have heard and read many comments these past few months about people's opinions about large families. "Why do they want so many kids?"...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. Tips for Staying Cool While Pregnant Summer in New Orleans means one thing – unescapable smoldering heat. Hot humid summer days in New Orleans offer little comfort when you are pregnant and...
scared to get vasectomy

Just Get the Vasectomy

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This post is inspired by all the women who lament that their husband refuses to get a vasectomy. Dear Men, I understand your manhood is important to you. Your testicles are basically an inside organ living on the outside of your...
Ask and you shall receive. You all asked for my top workouts for after the baby, so here you go. Now, if only it was that easy: to ask and receive. To ask for your pre-pregnancy body back and POOF!...
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,...
Sometime in the next 9 weeks, I am going to have another baby. Even though it’s only been 2 years since I had Fern, it might as well be a lifetime. Yes, all of the baby gear has changed,...
I look up everything. If I’m faced with something, I can promise you I have googled every fact about it, joined related Facebook groups, and read every forum thread that I can find. It’s just who I am. Before...
I knew in my head that this day would come, but somehow my heart had hoped otherwise. At thirty-five weeks, my doctor, Mark, and I scheduled my c-section for a day in November to commence promptly at 7:00 a.m....