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Beauty and the…Breast Pump

Well, I’ve done it. I’ve survived my first pregnancy. I survived giving birth to my baby girl three weeks before she was due. I’ve survived my first year of parenthood. And I’ve survived being milked by a pump for an entire year. The latter usually shocks people when I tell them. I went into this […]

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Special Delivery!

Happy New Year! We spent most of 2013 waiting for the arrival of our second baby, who arrived just before 8 a.m. on Dec. 23. What a journey it was! This labor was different in several ways from our first. Our doula, Kristi, was present for the birth of both our babies and helped us […]

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The Bonus Gift of Motherhood

“I was the first person she saw when she came out.” This is how my husband, with a twinkle in his eye and a child-like grin, recounts the birth of our daughter. And, despite the fact that I endured 41 weeks of pregnancy and a 24+ hour, less-than-perfect delivery, I wouldn’t want him to remember […]

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Unconventional

Unconventional is the word I often use to describe my fertility and pregnancy journey. Having been told on more than one occasion that I would never conceive naturally, I was quite surprised when eight pregnancy tests proclaimed me pregnant in March 2012, and it took me the next nine months to come to terms with […]

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Nine Weeks and Counting…

Our single week countdown officially began this week. Our sweet baby girl is due in nine weeks, an official due date of December 24 – that’s right – Christmas Eve!  Can you think of a better Christmas present?! I keep telling my 15-month-old she is getting a sister for Christmas. She obviously has no clue […]

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