"This was the gut-dropping, body-numbing moment…. this was the moment that we can refer to as the moment…. where there is a before this moment… and an after this moment…. this is the moment that divides… that creates the before photos… where I look at myself and think, “Oh, that’s the woman who she was before everything… Continue reading A New Conversation: Prenatal diagnosis, Genetics, Rare + the 20-week Anatomy Scan
Even knowing Jesus as a child, and growing a relationship with God as an adult... when tragedy and uncertainty strike, surrender boot camp begins. Tuning into this type of surrender changed me. .... letting go, and leaning in. ... this has transformed the way I feel into all experiences, relationships, interactions, how I raise my… Continue reading Running out of the darkness: How a song about Jesus reminded me of who I am
At 11 years old, I wrote a letter to President Bill Clinton... about why he vetoed a bill that would ban partial birth abortion. Unfortunately I do not have a copy of the letter I wrote to him, but have his response: I had no idea about being a woman or the situation a woman… Continue reading How my life and belief changed
Last time I made gnocci from scratch whilst pregnant, I was in labor with Charlie...Couldn't hurt, and so tasty!!Recipe: Equal parts flour and ricotta cheese... soooo much easier than making it with potatoes, which I did almost 7 years....having contractions with Charlie...If you told me I would reach 40 weeks pregnant, I wouldn't have believed… Continue reading Make gnoccis at 40 weeks pregnant
While this has been a piece of direction that I've held for most areas of my life until now... It applies greatly to a woman who is waiting to give birth to her baby.... and her new experience... In Life We must have faith in our outcome... we must have belief.... we must be certain of our outcome... We… Continue reading Let it be + the baby will come
When you are two days shy of 39 weeks pregnant.... you pray for peace...I felt a lot of emotion today and was reminded the basics by a loved one...Pray for peace...If you believe in a higher power, as I do, you remember that He is in control.I felt in a place of questioning my thoughts… Continue reading Remember to pray for peace + almost 39 weeks
To all my beautiful pregnant mamas....and papas...I remember the cramping when I went into labor with Charlie.I actually didn't know I was in labor with Charlie...The crampy feeling started early in the morning and lasted all throughout the day... I guess I thought I wasn't feeling well...and when it's your first, all things are a… Continue reading How do you know you’re in labor?
An exciting time is on the horizon!I actually know three other mamas that are due in early Feb, too...And another five that are due about a month later...I'm rooting for all of you and praying that we experience safe, happy and healthy births!As I'm chugging red raspberry tea, ordering my birth kit, gathering supplies and feeding… Continue reading 35 weeks pregnant and clearing the air