April is Limb Difference Awareness Month. It’s been 10 months since we found out our baby was going to be born without most of her fingers on her left hand. It’s been nearly 6 months since Livy was born and we saw her hands with our own eyes. We fell in love, hard. When
Could it be that in my last year of my 30’s I’m finally comfortable with who I am? I think so. Could it also be that our family is now complete with a little girl who has shifted my priorities in the best possible ways? Absolutely. I’m finally hitting my stride with motherhood and it only took me 7 years!
My family and I are in survival mode. Not just because it’s the most stressful time of the year (hello Christmas shopping and baking and commitments and parties!). We have a 7-week old baby.
I announced my third pregnancy somewhat earlyish, on this blog, a while ago. Several days ago, I lost the pregnancy. I would like to do a more in-depth post about the miscarriage because I had not realized the many factors and decisions involved in going through that process. Someone out there might benefit from reading
I feel like my posts have been really negative recently, pretty much since the moment I announced my pregnancy. It’s kind of like when you were younger and had a boyfriend, you always had that one friend who ended up hating him because all you told her was the negative stuff. Hey, you have to
Dear future postpartum Emily, I am writing this because I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately. I know that sometime in the next several months you’ll be up at 3:00 am nursing or pumping or just generally not sleeping, and there is nothing you’ll need more than a pep talk and a hug. Maybe
We found out… We’re having another girl! I am totally shocked because I convinced myself 100% that she was a boy. I guess second pregnancies really are just harder – or, I guess a girl can still make me want to eat all the things – or, I guess my “mother’s intuition” really does suck. Reactions to
I’m not sure if you’re able to tell from my writing here, or if you’d need to meet me in person to know, but I can be a tad #unfiltered. I assume I’ve always been this way, but motherhood has certainly made it worse. I’d like to think that since I am now a seasoned mama,
Many parents come to a place of reflection where they look back at their child-raising adventures thus far and consider their defining moment, or moments, in parenthood. In my case, it only hit me that I had arrived here upon letting go of the notion that I needed to have such a defining moment. Being
Oh my sweet baby boy, you are nine months old now. You have officially been in this world longer than you have been in my belly. I have so many mixed emotions. I love seeing you grow and watch your personality develop. I love the proud look you get on your face when you