When I was pregnant, there was no doubt in my mind; I wanted to breastfeed my baby. I had heard it could be hard, and I accepted that idea, but in a very vague and abstract way. I had seen women breastfeeding my whole life, what could really be SO difficult? Put baby to boob,… Continue reading Breastfeeding Lesson 1: It’s harder than it looks.
The last time I wrote, I was 18 weeks pregnant. Nearly a year has gone by, and I am now the proud mama of a 5 month old girl! I am still wrapping my head around that fact! I don’t even know where to begin with this blog. I just know I am so very… Continue reading I’m Back!!!
The fact that I am sitting in my 18 week photo is rather appropriate, as I have sluggish this week. The nausea came back; I want to say with a vengeance, but it probably just felt that way because I am so over it now. In truth, I am still feeling a lot better than… Continue reading Week 18
I wanted to bake during yesterday’s snowstorm, but we lost electricity! It was kind of nice to just slow down and not have anything to do all day. However, as soon as the power came back this morning, I went straight to work in the kitchen. My favorite thing about baking? Getting to enjoy the… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
When I look at myself in the mirror now, I see a pregnant mom, and it feels wonderful. I tend to smile at myself a little with a sense of peace and joy – tinged with a little disbelief, and mentally say “hi little girl,” to my daughter growing in my now obvious belly. I… Continue reading Week 17
I am very grateful to be enjoying a fairly peaceful second trimester, after a pretty tough first one. Right around the 6 week mark, I started to feel quite nauseous and had no interest in food. It made the holidays tough, as I was too sick to really enjoy time with my family and friends. Things got… Continue reading The First Trimester (Plus Banana-Nut Oatmeal Recipe)
Hello again world! It’s been such a while since we talked. Shortly after my last post, I found out I am pregnant!!! What a crazy 16 weeks it has been! We wanted this baby for a long time, so it was incredibly exciting to get that positive test result after many months of negative ones. I… Continue reading Pregnancy Announcement