Why I was re-baptised

Hello All, I haven’t posted in a long long while. I was baptised on Sunday, again, so to speak. Why? Well, to answer that question I have to tell you my story; it is a rather long story. When most people are re-baptised it is usually because they were baptised as an infant or because…

Preventing Stretchmarks: What I Wish I Had Know

Hello All, Everyone wants to know if and how you can prevent stretchmarks . Many sources will tell you that it is not possible to prevent stretchmarks , that creams don’t work, and that most women can expect to get them. They can be prevented: I have stretch marks. I got them during puberty on my hips….

Post-Partum Recovery: 3 months & Retained Placental Fragments

Hello All, I thought I would talk about a complication I had postpartum that, thankfully, did not end up being a major one. I bled a lot longer than normal: For anyone who doesn’t know women normally bleed for 4-6 weeks post partum. That is completely normal. If you are too active too soon, you…

Post Partum Weight Loss Take Two: 6 1/2 weeks

Hello All, I thought I would post on my postpartum weight loss the second time around. So, far I am very pleased about how it is going. This pregnancy I gained about 30 pounds, a full 20 pounds less than my first. At 6 weeks last time I had 30 pounds still to lose. I…

How to make the transition with baby easier

Hello All, So far, our transition with our daughter has been a lot easier than with our son. It would be really easy for me to totally blame my son for our “difficult” transition with him. The truth is both of our babies have pretty good temperaments. The only real difference between the two has…

Alessia Joy is Here! :)

Hello All, I gave birth to my little girl on Sunday morning, exactly 40 weeks by the ultrasound. She is doing wonderful, despite being a little on the small side for weight. She was 5lb 15.4oz and 19.5 inches long when she was born. Her birth was a lot easier than my son’s was. Baby…

Prolonged Early Labor: When Your Labor Pattern Doesn’t Fit the Box!

Hello All, While I’m waiting for my little girl to come, I thought I would talk about something that first time moms need to know about, prolonged early labor. Most people think labor is pretty straight forward. Contractions start, you progress, and have a baby within a few hours. Unfortunately many women don’t progress this…

37 Weeks, Officially Early Term!

Hello All, This is a big milestone for pregnancy. At 37 weeks my baby is considered early term. This means that if I were to deliver now, she would likely not need a nicu stay. However, she is still better off staying put until at least 39 weeks, full term. At 37 weeks most women…

34 Week Update

Hello All, In my previous post I talked about why I was switching providers and 32 weeks. Yesturday I had my first appointment with with midwifery practice. So far, I have nothing bad to say. It was really a breath of fresh air. Why? With the previous practice I felt like I was going to…

Why I’m switching providers at 32 weeks pregnant?

Hello All, Yes, call me crazy, I’m changing providers in my third trimester. Actually, I’m completely changing practices. Background: We moved back in October, so the practice I am with now is not the same practice I had my son at. I knew what birth center/hospital I wanted to go to. I called them up…

Are birth plans useful tools or a waste of time?

Hello All, There are many blog post about birth plans gone bad. understandably so, life is pretty difficult to plan. From my experience, I think there is a time and a place for a birth plan, or goals as I like to call them. The problem arrises when women get their expectations too high. Whether…