Making promises to myself..

I make promises to people all the time- promise I’ll get that done for you, promise I’ll call tonight, promise to be there- and I’m pretty good at following through (minus a couple episodes of mom brain). But do you know who I absolutely cannot keep a promise to? Myself. When I first got diagnosedContinue reading “Making promises to myself..”

10 FREE Breastfeeding Affirmations

When I was pregnant a dear friend of mine brought me a pack of affirmations for pregnancy and labor. On the days I felt overwhelmed by all the changes taking place in my body and my life I would look through the cards for calm and encouragement- I even packed them into my birth bagContinue reading “10 FREE Breastfeeding Affirmations”

How to Make Pumping at Work- Work

This week is World Breastfeeding Week! This is a great time to celebrate what our bodily s are divinely made to do- nourish our babies! Breastfeeding is not easy though, especially when you have to return to work. Pumping at work can feel extremely overwhelming. I spent my last few weeks on maternity leave dreadingContinue reading “How to Make Pumping at Work- Work”

How to Baby-Proof Your Marriage

Lack of sleep, long nights with nothing but tears, feeling like you have no idea what your doing, Having a baby changes the dynamic of many relationships, but probably the most effected relationship: your marriage. My husband and I had been married for less than year when we found out that we were pregnant withContinue reading “How to Baby-Proof Your Marriage”

When it’s more than just Worry: Postpartum Anxiety

I have postpartum anxiety. Those words feel foreign as I type them. Over the past month I have been struggling to figure out exactly how this defines me, what dies this mean for me as a mother? While I have yet to come up with very many answers I felt it was important to goContinue reading “When it’s more than just Worry: Postpartum Anxiety”

Troubleshooting Breastfeeding

If you are having any trouble nursing please contact a lactation specialist. You can find one here. Starting a good and strong nursing relationship with your newborn will be vital to their development, any questions or concerns you have would be gladly answered by a specialist. I by no means am a lactation specialist, IContinue reading “Troubleshooting Breastfeeding”

What They Didn’t Tell Me About Postpartum

While I was pregnant I did my fair share of research about what to expect during the Postpartum period. I felt like I was pretty well prepared to handle whatever my post-baby body would throw at me, but boy was I wrong! 1. Postpartum comes in waves. I had a list of symptoms I mightContinue reading “What They Didn’t Tell Me About Postpartum”

Why I chose a Birth Center

When I was pregnant I started my care with my OBGYN with every expectation that I would be delivering our little one in the traditional hospital setting. Hospitals have always given me the creepies- in my life a visit to the hospital was surrounded by sorrow and grief. It was by no means a placeContinue reading “Why I chose a Birth Center”

Embracing Your Postpartum Body

During pregnancy I was not at all bothered by the weight I had gained. I ate well and though I didn’t have an exercise routine I completed every day I stayed fairly active. After I delivered August I was actually dropping the weight pretty easily and feeing pretty good, but after a trip to theContinue reading “Embracing Your Postpartum Body”