Tag: Pregnancy

Life

Lily’s Birth Story

My due date was August 21st, 2019, and despite how many people told me, “First babies are usually late” I was hoping she’d arrive a few days early so I could start my maternity leave the week she was due. I had been working from home full-time the week prior, so it would have been… Read more »

rainbow baby maternity photoshoot

Life

My Maternity Photoshoot

After spending a therapy in session in tears afraid I’d jinx myself by taking maternity photos, something magical happened. We ended up with the most special photos celebrating our rainbow baby.

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Wellness

Supplements I’m Taking During My Pregnancy

After my second pregnancy loss, I made a ton of lifestyle changes for fertility and have continued to carry those into this pregnancy. I feel like they have made a world of a difference because overall this pregnancy has been pretty smooth (not counting all the emotional stuff I’ve gone through). Not only am I… Read more »

mermaid baby shower

Entertaining

My Mermaid Baby Shower

Before Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings, my first love was mermaids. 🧜🏼‍♀️ It all started at age two when I got The Little Mermaid on VHS for Christmas. I used to put socks on my Barbies so they could be mermaids. I remember seeing Disney on Ice and yelling to Ursula,… Read more »

Showing off the Bump (24w5d) at The Saguaro

Travel

Our Babymoon in Palm Springs

While everyone was out getting their Cinco de Drinko on, Joshua and I took a road trip to Palm Springs for a little babymoon. Not only was this trip an opportunity to get away from the craziness of life but it was also a chance to slow down and really enjoy this pregnancy. I’ve had… Read more »

24 weeks along in front of the crib

Life

My Second Trimester

If the first trimester was the most challenging for me physically then I’d say the second trimester was the most challenging for me emotionally. Normally many women approach their second trimester with great relief, but if you’ve miscarried, especially after the 12-week mark, then you know safety is an illusion. If you know my story,… Read more »

Pregnancy announcement from my first trimester

Life

My First Trimester

I can’t believe how fast this pregnancy is flying by, and honestly, I’m really grateful that it has. I’m less than two weeks away my THIRD TRIMESTER! Eeek! Looking back on the first trimester, I think it was the most challenging for me physically. I definitely didn’t feel like myself, so I had to make… Read more »

Coping With Pregnancy After Loss

Life

Coping With Pregnancy After Loss

March is Pregnancy After Loss Awareness Month, and while I consider myself truly blessed to be pregnant again after two miscarriages, this pregnancy has definitely taken its toll on me emotionally. Whenever someone has asked me how my emotions have been during my pregnancy, I say it’s like a rollercoaster. Experiencing pregnancy after loss (especially… Read more »