Hattie’s Birth Story

I’m restless all night. I can feel pain but I’m unaware of when the contractions started. I try to sleep through them but I end up tossing and turning, barely getting any sleep. When it’s finally time to get up and get ready for work, I go through my morning routine of getting dressed, brushing my teeth and hair, and then getting Jude ready and I can finally tell the contractions are pretty regular. To keep myself from worrying too much, I tell myself they are braxton hicks. This isn’t really it…

Getting Pregnant with The Stork OTC

This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own! As you know, I recently gave birth to my daughter Hattie on September 27th. Jordan and I weren’t trying to conceive – we actually were planning a wedding, one that was set to take place in October but is now in the planning stages once again because mama didn’t want to be preggo in a wedding dress or breastfeeding during my reception. Can you blame me? I had a perfectly healthy pregnancy and was able to give birth at baby…

How to Make Padsicles

*Please note: this post contains affiliate links and I receive a small portion of sales made through these links. This helps maintain my blog and are very appreciated.* One of the things I remember most about postpartum care was how amazing padsicles felt. When the nurse handed me my first ever padsicle, I had no idea that this simple item would be so heavenly. Since then, I’ve always recommended them to new moms as a way to prepare for postpartum care at home. There are a few ways to make padsicles, whether you just use pads and water…

National Midwifery Week

I have been so lucky with my prenatal care and birth experience this time around with Hattie. So lucky, that I’m now partnering with my birthing center, baby+co., to help all you mamas-to-be with birth bag packing! baby+co.’s slogan says it all: A modern birth center, built on evidence, delivered with love. Learn more about baby+co. here. This week is a very special week – National Midwifery week! Now that Hattie is here, I’ve started reflecting back on my time at baby+co. baby+co. is a women’s health and family wellness…

What’s in my Birth Bag?

I have been so lucky with my prenatal care experience this time around with Hattie. So lucky, that I’m now partnering with my birthing center, baby+co., to help all you mamas-to-be with birth bag packing! baby+co.’s slogan says it all: A modern birth center, built on evidence, delivered with love. Learn more about baby+co. here.   It’s getting closer to D-day (you know, due-date day) and one of the most important things to have ready is a bag for the birth center. As you’ve read in past posts, I…