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”

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”

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”

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 9 Month Update

Our little man is officially nine months old! Three more months until the big ONE! To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to see so many changes this month, but he just came out of a leap and holy moly! Just in these last few weeks he is a completely different baby! Jasper’s 9 Month UpdateContinue reading “Jasper’s 9 Month Update”

Jasper’s 3 Month Update

I can’t believe we are here. THREE months postpartum and three months of loving on my sweet boy! This last month has been a whirlwind to say the least. I don’t have too much to update you on in regard to postpartum/baby stuff because it’s been pretty chill if you don’t count the other crazinessContinue reading “Jasper’s 3 Month Update”