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Remembering My Pregnancy: First Trimester Surprises!

In honor of October being pregnancy and infant loss awareness month, I have chosen to share this.  I found out through an ultrasound a short time after I originally wrote this that I had lost my child. But my pregnancy was real and exciting, and watching my belly grow was such a blessing. I celebrate […]

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Who’s on First?

We recently shared the news with friends and family that we expecting a baby, expanding our family to five (six, if you count the dog). The addition of a biological baby to our family will make us a blended family, in the traditional sense of the phrase. Amidst the general uncertainty that comes with one’s […]

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Breastfeeding Tales from a Clueless Mom: Our Little “Boob Guy”

I remember early on when I was 3 months pregnant, then 6 months pregnant, then 7 months pregnant around my baby shower and finally 9 months pregnant, and the proverbial “ready to pop,” that people asked me a legitimate, yet scary question (scary to me, at least): “Are you going to breastfeed or bottle feed?” […]

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Practice Safe Sleep : Follow the ABCs {Sponsored by Indiana University Health North Hospital}

We would like to thank our sponsors at Indiana University North Hospital for sharing this information with our families!Indiana University Health and the Indianapolis Colts have partnered to provide HALO SleepSlack Swaddles to parents of babies born at Indiana University Health hospitals, including Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health North Hospital, in an effort […]

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The Physicality of Motherhood | A Great Contradiction

My entire body hurts tonight. Aches deep down to the bones. I am tired. I am sore. Even my skin hurts. I have just reminded my five-year-old daughter again to please not jump on mommy. Please don’t climb on mommy. And it is in this plea that I am reminded that I was not prepared […]

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