Eli’s Birth Story


Eli’s birth story is both very long and very short. Long in the fact that starting September 12th I was on bed rest due to severe dehydration and vertigo (Eli was born on September 15th), short in that it was just 1 1/2 hours from the onset of active labor to babe in arms (such […]

Postpartum Reality — Week 2

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With all the kids I’ve shared somewhat frequent week-by-week pregnancy posts. I say somewhat frequent because I think Jemma got one every single week and Eli maybe got 5 total :/ But, in the vein of not judging my mom-self too hard, I’m going to ride the wave of awesome mom-ness because at least he got some. […]

And Eli Makes Six!


For nine days now we’ve been a family of six. That’s just wild! Eli has seamlessly fit into our family. He’s a real sweetheart and quite snuggly. He nurses, toots, naps, and, well, that’s about it. Such a baby :) Everyone keeps asking who he looks most like — Max or Reid. And really I […]

Baby Is Here!


We’re so happy that our little man has arrived safe and sound … and that he has a name :) His birth story is both a full and fast one. Once I get my bearings, I’ll be back to share!

Due Dates Come and Due Dates Go


Today, I’m two days late. Late for what? Well … MY FOURTH BIRTH! Hence, another belly photo instead of a sweet little baby face! Except, harping on “late” is actually quite silly because I know due dates are merely guess dates. Due dates don’t mean nothing, per se, but they definitely don’t mean everything. This time though, […]

Baby 4’s Maternity Photo Session


It was a hazy day in early August when I met my amazing photographer at Tolmie State Park for maternity photos. I was about to hit the 35 week mark and the baby bump was definitely ready to be captured in all its’ glory! Christine of LCS Photography has taken all of my maternity photos […]

The Pregnant Mom’s Non-Alcoholic Cocktail


  It’s Labor Day Weekend annnnnnnd, guess who is NOT in labor? ^^^ This girl ^^^  I’m “celebrating” … I think. One, because I’m not due until Friday. So, it’s not like I actually expected to be in labor. In fact, I’ve gone a few days late with every baby so I’m fully expecting a 41 […]

39 Weeks


How far along: 39 weeks on the dot Gender: A big ol’ bundle of boy! Weight gain: It’s to the point where I don’t feel like myself. A big part of it has to be the summer heat and how swollen my feet and legs are. I’m +45 pounds or so and that sounds like a beast to […]

Where There Is Fear, Find Faith


It’s no secret that I dislike giving birth. Pregnancy is generally pretty great (although the lack of ankles I’m dealing with right now are less than pleasant) and the mass rush of love once baby is in my arms is pure perfection, but the unknown hours of labor and the whole “giant baby coming out […]