5 Month Evaluation

Baby turned 5 months old the other day. We didn't do a full, sit down evaluation with him, as we have in months past. Instead we relished in playing with him all day. He did enjoy a late-night trip to Waffle House where I got to have a 5 waffle in his honor....more

10 Reasons Why Running a Marathon Is Like Having a Baby

I feel like I should add a disclaimer right up front: No, I have not yet had the opportunity to push a child out through my lady parts. ...more
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Adorable DIY Crocheted Nursing Necklace

About a month ago, I received an email from a friend of mine who recently had a baby. She asked if I would be interested in seeing if I could make her a nursing necklace. In case you didn't know (because I had no idea before she emailed me), a nursing necklace is a long, chunky necklace made with wood beads and cotton yarn. (It can be made with plastic or other materials too, but the wooden ones are what my friend wanted.)...more

"Mom To Be"

I decided to address the issue I have with this phrase because it really does bother me. While we were pregnant, I heard it quite often. Everyone says it, whether male or female whether they have children or not, it just seems like the phrase to say. I don't like it. I don't like it because it connotes that by being pregnant you have not yet reached the world of mommyhood. I beg to differ. Simply by being pregnant you are a mommy. ...more

Infertility: The Unpopular Girl

Dealing with infertility is kind of ridiculous. It brings out the best in some people, and the worst in others. ...more

The end is near...

So...I'm pregnant, in case you didn't know. And this little journey of building a human is nearing its end. Doctors are in agreement that my body is definitely in the early stages of labor and baby could come "any day now," but we all know they have their own agenda and that could mean tomorrow, or three weeks from now. ...more

Paranoid Mother of a Baby with CHD

Ever since I found out about Avery’s heart condition I have been paranoid about my own heart. On the day of the diagnosis, I did not ask a lot of questions other then is there anything I can do to make her heart better. I guess you can say I was having an outer body experience because I was not sure why this was happening. I am not well educated on this disease and am not sure if it is a genetic thing or something I did.Right when everything calmed down and the news was out to my family, I started reading...more

A Mom's Week In Pictures!

Let's face it, we all enjoy a little voyeurisme from time to time. I know I do! It's fun to take a peek inside the life of a stranger. I guess It's so intriguing because there are simply no two lives alike. We're all on our own unique path, our unique journey. And eventhough you are comfortable with the seeds you have planted so far, It's still interesting to peek over de fence and see what the neighbors are growing. Most of the time you'll find the confirmation that the flowers you chose were indeed the right pick for you....more