Talina of Harvest of Daily Life (@TalinaN on twitter) is a member of our BlogHer Network and she is currently live-streaming her home birth. That's right! Labor has officially started and Talina notified her followers that they were turning on their live video in their bedroom. Be sure to click through to watch the miracle of life take place. Right now they're just folding laundry and dealing with contractions, but soon there will be a baby. Baby! SQUEE!...more
I wept openly as I read through the regrets Crystal is sorting through since the stillbirth of her son Calvin. It's not an easy read by any stretch, but it's one that I hope all moms who are facing the death of a baby get to read before they say goodbye. Calvin's story is also a hard read, but shares information about Amniotic Band Syndrome. If you've lost a child to stillbirth, did you take those pictures or spend time with your little one?
I never, ever ask anyone if they're pregnant. Not even the lady breathing heavily in the corner, cursing her husband for "doing this to her." I've endured a "gestation accusation" like Jen of Maybe If You Just Relax, and I never want to make someone else feel that way. That said, Jen handled it much better than I did, that's for certain. Have you ever endured a gestation accusation?...more
The death of a baby is a sad, life-changing event. No question there. However, Ashley at A Ruby Family was recently asked why she still hangs up photos of her son Nolan, two years after he died. Her post addresses the question and is a good look at how mothers of child loss deal with grief.
I only had a few stretchmarks after my first pregnancy. The pregnancies that followed made their own maps upon my belly, and as Hillary at The Sassy One said, upon my soul. Her post talks about her various thoughts about those marks and scars... and might just be what an expectant mom finding her first stretchmarks needs to read.
Another all-too-appropriate post in our Mother's Day series as April is Infertility Awareness Month. The journeys that some of us embark on to achieve motherhood can be hard ones. This post celebrates Daffodil Campbell's journey....more
To launch our Mother's Day celebration series, I am pleased to bring you this post by Bethany at SaneMoms. The points she made about parenting never being done and being forever changed by our children hit me.