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Congrats, you're pregnant

Congrats, you’re pregnant!

Today, 5 months pregnant and counting, I am beginning to get excited about the upcoming arrival of our little squish. I’m looking for the positives, enjoying the moments I have right now with my son while he is my only son, and dreaming of how awesome of a big brother he is going to be.

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forever loved never forgotten

Forever Loved Never Forgotton | Memory Wall

President Reagan said the above in October 1988 when he declared October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. This year we wanted to find away to honor the precious lives of those we have celebrated and grieved. Moreover, we wanted to find away to commemorate these lives for all 12 months of the […]

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When Mother’s Day Isn’t Happy

When Mother’s Day Isn’t Happy

I sat in church on Mother’s Day, with tears streaming down my face. Our church was sensitive to the fact that Mother’s Day isn’t always a happy holiday, saying “Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wishing to be mothers, all those who have lost their mothers…” I heard them, but I didn’t feel the […]

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6 PAINfulTruths AboutC-Sections (2)

6 PAINful Truths About C-Sections

When I was pregnant with my girls I was so confident that I was going to have natural, un-medicated births. I may have even zoned out a bit during the C-Section portion of my birth classes. But as fate would have it, here I am status post C-Section x 2. Perhaps if I hadn’t been […]

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Infertile

Advice for the Infertile… That doesn’t include “Just stop trying and it will happen.”

It’s okay to cry.  It’s okay to be angry, to feel betrayed by your own body.  It’s okay to feel bitter when your friends share miraculous stories about getting pregnant on the first try.  It’s okay to sit quietly as one of your friends complains about their pregnancy, and then excuse yourself to go sob […]

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Green Bay Area Moms Blog Bloom

BLOOM: An Event for New & Expecting Moms

In partnership with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Green Bay Area Moms Blog will be hosting BLOOM: An event for new and expecting moms on Saturday, May 13th from 9-11:30 am. Over the course of 2.5 hours, our goal is to provide new moms and moms-to-be with access to educational resources, pampering, light snacks, giveaways, swag, […]

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Surviving Bedrest - How I Spent 8 Weeks on the Couch

Surviving Bedrest – How I Spent 8 Weeks on the Couch

Bedrest can seem EXTREMELY daunting. Every November 22nd, I remember the day that bedrest began for me… During my twin pregnancy, I knew that carrying two babies increased my chances of going on bedrest. While it was always in the back of my mind, I prayed it wouldn’t actually happen. As my belly grew bigger […]

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