My hands nervously fidgeted with my purse as I sat in the waiting room. I hoped against hope that my intuition was wrong this time. They called us to the ultrasound room- the same one that brought the last round...
When I was 23 weeks pregnant with my first son, my belly finally popped. I excitedly bought my first ever maternity clothes. I remember looking in the mirror and smiling at that small baby belly. I looked pregnant. It...
Hi Mamas! As we head toward fall this baby bump of mine has been getting bigger and bigger! I always try to utilize what I can that is not maternity so I can get more life out of clothes,...
Searching for the best mom products during my first pregnancy was overwhelming. I knew I needed some sort of belly butter. But that was about it. All of a sudden I was bombarded with a million essential products. They...
My son David's life is a miracle.    My pregnancy with him was not a typical pregnancy. We got pregnant after 13 months of trying. My husband and I had already been through two miscarriages. In total we had been trying...
We had a fabulous time at our Bloom event for new and expectant moms on May 1st at Hotel Parq Central, sponsored by St. Joseph's Home Visiting.   There were some amazing speakers . . .  Royale Da Raluca from Babywearing NM Lucy Barabe Annalea...
May is International Doula Month. To celebrate, I wanted to share about my experience with a doula for my second birth and help clear up some misconceptions about doulas. When my first daughter was born back in 2013, it was...
April 22 - 28 is National Infertility Awareness Week. We wanted to recognize those who struggle with infertility and the difficult decisions that infertility can bring. Many couples and singles are unable to carry a child but haven’t given up on growing their...
Longing. Loneliness. Heartache. Bitterness. Rejection. A Broken Heart. All of those things can be a result of infertility.  The seemingly endless cycle of infertility is daunting and terrible. Just when you think you've given up and you can move on, something new...
When I used to think about being a mother, one dream I had was cuddling my baby while I rocked and sang him or her to sleep. Once I had my baby, that dream came true. I would often hold him...
Baby T is here and she's a girl!!! Born on July 28th, just 15 days late . . . If you read my post about what I planned for Baby T's birth, then you'll fully understand the irony of our...
October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month.   October is also the month when my husband and I experienced both of our miscarriages.   The first was very early--around five weeks. The second happened two years later, and I was...
For us the question started when we got engaged. “When are you guys going to have kids?” It came from our friends, our families, co-workers, pretty much everyone. We had planned to start trying pretty soon after we got married. So...
It's official, I'm overdue. Yesterday was supposed to be the end of my internment pregnancy, but alas, Baby T is apparently a little too comfy to face the harsh reality of life on the outside. Or maybe he/she is...

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As soon as those first little baby teeth start to sprout, parents start to have questions about their kiddo’s teeth! How soon do we...