In September, my husband and I were blessed with our fifth baby! It seems surreal. What most people don’t know, is that our precious boy is really our 9th child.  October is Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness month and the ache hits close to home as I hold my newborn.  I haven’t forgotten, nor will I ever forget, the babes that I did not get to hold this side of heaven.
On Saturday, May 13th we hosted our first Bloom: An event for new & expecting moms. We are so thankful to the moms and their support systems who attended for a morning of education & fun!
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 words. In my heart, I felt I would never be a mother, and it was devastating.
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 so confident I may have heard the discussion about the amount of pain that comes with a C-Section. My post is not meant to scare anyone. But I'm hoping that by sharing my experience with pain, those of you who go through a C-Section are a little better prepped for the pain than me.
Infertility will break you down. It will rip your heart into a million pieces. It will chew you up, spit you out and leave you to rot in the sun. But it will also teach you that you are stronger than you ever thought you could be.
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...
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, and an opportunity to tour the hospital. Simply put, it will be a morning of connecting moms and families with relevant local resources.
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...
Some women LOVE being pregnant.  I am not one of those.  I actually enjoyed delivering my babies (literally pushing them out of me) more than carrying them.  I’ve been fortunate enough to experience both twin and singleton pregnancies.  I...
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