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Before You Meet Your Brother

Before another month passes, you will be a big brother to a little boy. These last weeks have been so sweet. Our days at home have seemed special, even when they are filled with chores and tasks. We’ve taken frequent trips to the children’s museum and have stopped by the toy store at your request on…

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Preparing for the Second Birth

I mentioned yesterday that though the second pregnancy can be different from the first, I am using most of the same information and resources to prepare for birth this time around. My birth philosophy is pretty simple. Yes, birth is natural and can be an empowering experience (it was super empowering for me!). But there…

My first bump picture (looking fresh at six weeks with Liam and rough at eleven weeks this time!)

The Second Pregnancy

As I sat in Liam’s room rocking him last night, I noticed how big his toddler body is. I remember rocking him when I could hold him against my shoulder with one hand. It seemed bittersweet to feel his weight against the new baby growing inside me, and I nearly teared up thinking about Liam…

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Baby Number 2 is…

A BOY! And we are so excited! Most people assumed we wanted a girl to even out our family gender-wise. While we would have been delighted with a girl, we were secretly hoping for a little brother for Liam. At our thirteen week ultrasound, the ultrasound tech and I agreed that Baby looked rather like…

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Long Time No Post

Since I last wrote, a lot has happened. We’ve been in full swing summer mode. And we’re expecting a baby! I’m due in the middle of January, and we are super excited. I’m nineteen weeks along (though thirteen in the picture) and so glad to be feeling human again. We found out we were expecting…

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Our First Birth Story (Pt. 2 of 2)

I wrote my birth story during sleepless moments during the early days after birth. I’m so glad I did (although reading the detailed seven pages I wrote brings back the discomfort and pain more clearly than I would have thought!). I will spare you the seven page version and give you a “brief” overview with…

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Our First Birth Story (Pt. 1 of 2)

I realize this post is long, but I’ve whittled it down to make it as short as I can without leaving out information I feel is crucial to the story. However, if you just want to read the story of labor and delivery, skip the background section of this post and start reading at the…