Author: Essentially a Mom
Conversations at 40 Weeks
Now that I sit here at 40 weeks, I understand why pregnant women who reach this point become irritable, sassy and quite frankly, no fun to be around. Here's some tips on ways to communicate with us...
The Waiting Game
I learned something this week that was a valuable and humbling lesson - babies arrive on their own time.
Baby Shower – It’s a Girl
The planning of a perfect baby shower brunch.
Being Comfortable in a Pregnant Body
Every stretch mark I see is a sign that my body made room for a little human to grow bigger. My belly button that is no longer in existence is a sign I'm close to meeting my baby girl. The …
A Natural Mom’s Birth Bag
If you are birthing in a birth center or at home.. your "hospital bag" is going to look way different. For birth centers (and obvious at home births) you're not staying overnight at a hospital or spending any extended periods …
Labor Preparation at 37 Weeks
I'm not a betting woman, but if I can do anything to increase my odds of an easier labor, an earlier birth and all around faster delivery - you can bet I'll be participating!
Every Living Thing Matters
God loves his followers, the same as he loves a sinner. God comforts the broken and mourns with lives lost but continues to tug at the hearts of those consumed by evil. To God, every living, breathing thing matters.
Hello, third trimester… You sure showed up quick! It’s funny re-living pregnancy a second time around because it can be so much the same and yet so different. I had previously thought my son was active in the womb but …
Roseoh-no… AKA Roseola
You know you’re having a rough week when you tell a fellow mom that you took your son to the vet for a rash… I’ve not only got a toddler with 4 molars breaking through, but we just learned he contracted …
VBAC With Some Fear
Something that encouraged me the most after this experience was when one of my miracle hour nurses told me that they were all rooting for me to have a successful VBAC because they don’t see many of those these days.