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”

The Birth Story of Slate Alexander pt. I

Over the last several weeks I have taken the time to savor every second of Slate’s birth. Scrolling through all of the photos, remembering what was happening as the photo was being taken and how I felt, snapping my last bump update, enjoying a nice lunch with my husband and Jasper moments before heading intoContinue reading “The Birth Story of Slate Alexander pt. I”

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 First Trimester: The Second Time Around

Here we are again! My first trimester, the second time around! I went back to my blog post I wrote about my first trimester with Jasper, here you can find Part I and Part II, just to compare, and I realized I published it around the same time I am publishing this one, lol. Not muchContinue reading “My First Trimester: The Second Time Around”

I’m Pregnant…AGAIN!

I’m Pregnant…AGAIN! SURPRISE! I am pregnant, AGAIN! If you truly know me, then maybe this isn’t a surprise to you because you most likely know I want one million babies. For everyone else, yes this was definitely planned and on purpose. Mark and I decided we want all of our children close in age andContinue reading “I’m Pregnant…AGAIN!”

Jasper’s 8 Month Update

To be honest, most of the time these monthly updates blur together. Of course, Jasper is constantly growing and learning new things, but time is moving so fast the months are starting to fold right into one another. Yet, at the same time, there is always so much to document in just one month’s time.Continue reading “Jasper’s 8 Month Update”

Jasper’s 1 Month Update

It’s officially been one whole month since I gave birth to my son, Jasper Thomas, and boy what a month it has been! I could go on and on about this last month. Trust me, a lot has happened, and life is so different with a newborn, but I’ll begin with saying it was nothingContinue reading “Jasper’s 1 Month Update”