Becoming a Mother Changes You

Becoming a mother changes you. And by "mother" I mean as soon as that second line shows up on the pregnancy test and you know there's a little life inside you. Becoming a mother changes you in the way that, as far as I can tell, nothing else does. Becoming a mother changes you immediately … Continue reading Becoming a Mother Changes You

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I Had an Unplanned Cesarean and I’m Okay with That. (And Why You Should Be Okay with Yours Too!)

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I could probably count on one hand the women I knew of who had Cesareans. But I didn’t talk to them about their experiences so I could get an idea what it’s like, in case I wound up having one myself, because “I’m having an all-natural, peaceful, whenever-the-baby’s-ready … Continue reading I Had an Unplanned Cesarean and I’m Okay with That. (And Why You Should Be Okay with Yours Too!)

Cosmopolitan Magazine, Celebrated Abortion, and Compassion

One day last year we had someone else's magazine dropped into our mailbox. Our address was on the back, but under someone else's name. It was a Cosmopolitan magazine. I never read their stuff, because, like most other magazines, they are just full of garbage (and I am much more likely to read Better Homes … Continue reading Cosmopolitan Magazine, Celebrated Abortion, and Compassion

8 Ways to Deal with Swelling During Pregnancy

When you're pregnant, your body retains more water than it did before, therefore resulting in swelling. Your blood chemistry is also changing, which can cause fluid to shift to the tissue. And your ever-growing uterus can also press down on veins in the pelvic area, causing blood to pool in the legs, which makes it harder for the blood to make its way back up to the heart. Read this article for 8 simple ways to do deal with all that.

Oh, Baby! | Second Trimester Update

Some amazing things have happened over the past few weeks. We recently had our first ultrasound of Baby Haynes and got to see that sweet face and those precious little hands and feet! I thought hearing the heartbeat was amazing, which it is, but this? This was the best thing I've ever experienced. We now … Continue reading Oh, Baby! | Second Trimester Update