Category: Baby

What I Could Have Used After My Miscarriage

What I Could Have Used After My Miscarriage

For 26 years I lived a very happy, very stable life. I excelled at everything I wanted to, and even did well at the things I didn’t care about. I had, and still have, wonderful friendships. I never had a bad romantic relationship or devastating […]

Smile: My Miscarriage Story (Repost)

Smile: My Miscarriage Story (Repost)

As October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, I am reposting my miscarriage story, which was originally posted on March 26, 2018. My son was born 4 years ago, before “rainbow baby” was a commonly used term. I certainly hadn’t heard of it […]

Breastfeeding My 16 Month Old is Like Nursing a Baby Cow

Breastfeeding My 16 Month Old is Like Nursing a Baby Cow

Well, not exactly, but close enough! Recently, my daughter and I went to the county fair with my son and his class. She had a blast looking at all the animals and calling them all kitty. He…not so much. My son may be interested in […]

Breastfeeding, Perfected (a repost)

Breastfeeding, Perfected (a repost)

If you’ve been following along for the past week, you know my family has been hit hard by death. Because of this, I’ve been absent from blogging and the Internet, so have just recently realized it World Breastfeeding Week. As a breastfeeding mom, I decided […]

Not Having a Birth Plan Made Me Less Anxious

Not Having a Birth Plan Made Me Less Anxious

When I was pregnant with my first baby, I knew what a birth plan was. I knew what went into one and that many women have them. In theory. When I was pregnant with my first, I was a busy graduate student attending classes, trying […]

Sleep Training is an Option, Not a Requirement

Sleep Training is an Option, Not a Requirement

Earlier this year, I wrote about why I refused to sleep train my babies. Now that my daughter is 1, I still refuse to sleep train her. My Journey to My Decision When my son was a baby, I read a lot about sleep and […]

Sleep Deprived Dreams

Sleep Deprived Dreams

My daughter seems to be teething non-stop these days. While I’m glad she has more than two teeth, it means she sleeps very fitfully. Any noise will wake her. She’ll take an hour to settle down. She’ll just want to be held for an hour. […]

What If My Daughter Had Been Born on Star Wars Day?

What If My Daughter Had Been Born on Star Wars Day?

My daughter was due at the end of May. But I had serious doubts as to whether we would actually make it to May. Her brother was born nowhere near his due date and even though my doctor did what she could to try to […]

Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen

My dancing queen, soon you will be one. For 8 months, I knew almost nothing about you. I knew you were going to be daddy’s princess at 16 weeks. I knew you liked to have hiccups at some of the most irritating times (please, let […]

Establishing Baby on Solids: It Might Take Longer Than You Think

Establishing Baby on Solids: It Might Take Longer Than You Think

As a new parent, you wonder when to start solids on your baby. Most resources say 4-6 months. From all the reading I did (twice) 6 months seems like your best shot. As a new mom almost 4 years ago, I was ready to talk […]

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