Motherhood has always been something I've wanted. Having a large family is also something even my mother knew I wanted since I could speak. My husband and I decided we wanted to have more then just two children. My experience with my first two pregnancies, births and postpartum time was very average. Had a few… Continue reading My life with postpartum anxiety
The Family Blanket
There are many variations of what a family blanket is throughout history. Some are handed down from generation to generation, while others are just the blanket everyone likes to use. For us it's my comforter from when I was a teenager. When someone is sick, cold, sleepy or just wants to cuddle we use this… Continue reading The Family Blanket
The teething truth!
No matter the age growing teeth sucks. For babies the work of growing teeth involves them going through the gum line which can be very painful for many. Usually teething starts around 4-7 months but it's very normal to start later and definitely not unheard of starting earlier. Some signs took look for when baby… Continue reading The teething truth!
Life with three and Covid-19
Currently writing this as I put my 4 month old to sleep. Sitting on our bed, in a dimly lit room, humming lullabies to drown out the sounds of my husband trying to put our older children to bed. I feel so bad for him as bedtime becomes a game because our kids are so… Continue reading Life with three and Covid-19
What do you need for a Homebirth vs. Hosptial Birth
One of the most common questions I get from mostly first time parents is " What do we need to pack?". At the end of the day really dont worry too much, less is more in most cases and the odds are you will probably use only 1/3 of what you pack. It is always… Continue reading What do you need for a Homebirth vs. Hosptial Birth
The Last Week (s)
If you have made it this far don't worry. Babies all have their own plans on when to make their appearance earth side. Your little one will soon be on its way. Week 40 Yet again I personally didn't make it this far. Baby boy joined us at 39 +4 weeks. If you are still… Continue reading The Last Week (s)
How do you name a baby?
So many parents struggle with finding a name that everyone agrees on. The lucky ones have a name already in mind before even conception. For those who struggle there are baby name books, websites and apps. Then there are the strange ones, like my husband and I. For our first born it was much easier.… Continue reading How do you name a baby?
While doing some research on baby wearing and different techniques I came across something I hadn't heard before. Carrying a baby using a wrapping technique used by Welsh women (and men) called Siol Fagu "Nursing Shawl". Using various materials made of wool, fleece, or flannel, about 6 feet square with 6 inch fringe on the end… Continue reading Baby Wearing
The end is near! This post I will be updating every week (on Monday) while I go, as baby can arrive any day now! If you want to comment on when you think our little one will arrive feel free to do so. Week 36 Welcome to 2020 At this point baby is physically ready… Continue reading Ninth Month
Week 32 At this point most babies are around 18" long. That's alot of baby in there! If your anything like me it's hard to imagine that much baby fits into such a small area. Some fun things baby might be doing are sucking their thumb and moving around to bring their head into position.… Continue reading Eighth Month