The Birth Story of Slate Alexander pt. II

Read Part I here. I was started on the lowest dose of Pitocin they could give me, and baby and I were handling it well. At this time my husband had left, and my doula was here to stay with me while I labored (COVID guidelines allowed only one visitor at a time but theContinue reading “The Birth Story of Slate Alexander pt. II”

Pregnancy Update: 39 Weeks!

Well ya’ll we made it to full term! This is officially the longest I’ve been pregnant (I got induced at 38.4 with Jasper and he was born the very next day). As I am typing this I had my 39-week midwife appointment today and scheduled my 40-week appointment for next week. Even though it isContinue reading “Pregnancy Update: 39 Weeks!”

What’s Inside My Hospital Bag: Packing for Baby Devine Number Two

I wrote a “What’s Inside My Hospital Bag” post back when I was pregnant with Jasper and thought about just updating that one, but I figured it would be nice to create a whole new post as things are always changing! To view that post, click A Peek Inside My Hospital Bag! I also planContinue reading “What’s Inside My Hospital Bag: Packing for Baby Devine Number Two”

How We Got Jasper Sleeping On His Own: Our Version of Gentle Sleep Training

While I will never consider myself an expert on infant or toddler sleep, I will say I’ve had my fair share of restless nights (just like any other mama)! I certainly don’t have all of the answers but I know what it’s like to feel lost and at your wits end over a child thatContinue reading “How We Got Jasper Sleeping On His Own: Our Version of Gentle Sleep Training”

My Second Trimester: The Second Time Around

If I’m being honest, before I sat down to write this post I went and looked back at my blog post I wrote about my second trimester with Jasper. I feel like this trimester was so long but felt like it flew by with Jasper. I also wanted to compare how I felt then versusContinue reading “My Second Trimester: The Second Time Around”

Third Trimester Survival Guide

Welcome to the third and final installment of my “mini-series” here on my blog! For the first two posts please refer to First Trimester Survival Guide and Second Trimester Survival Guide. I feel like as a mama-to-be you either hate the third trimester or you love it. Either opinion is valid. Whether you love or hateContinue reading “Third Trimester Survival Guide”

Second Trimester Survival Guide

Welcome to the second trimester where you’re supposed to be glowing, fully of energy, and rocking that cute little bump of yours. While that may not be the case for every woman, you’ve made it out of the first trimester so that’s something you should be proud of. Whether you feel like a million bucksContinue reading “Second Trimester Survival Guide”

First Trimester Survival Guide

If you have ever been pregnant, or are even thinking about having kids, then you most likely have wondered how bad the first trimester really is and how you’ll get through it. I am here to tell you that every woman is different but it’s better to be prepared than to be sick and hopeless.Continue reading “First Trimester Survival Guide”

5 Lessons I Learned in My First Year as A Mom

I can remember talking about having children with Mark very early on in our relationship. We knew as soon as we got married we wanted to start a family. Once I got pregnant I continued to fantasize about the mom I would be and what life would be like after having a baby. I envisionedContinue reading “5 Lessons I Learned in My First Year as A Mom”

Baby Devine Number Two’s Gender Reveal

By now you all most likely know we are having a baby BOY! This means I will be a boy mama of TWO little boys come the fall. We could not be more excited!I had a strong feeling this second baby was another boy. In the very beginning I had some suspicions it might beContinue reading “Baby Devine Number Two’s Gender Reveal”