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Category: Motherly Love

Mom life is both parts challenging and amazing!  I love writing about my experiences with my children.

My Minimalist Hospital Bag

I am in the process of packing my minimalist hospital bag for our (hopefully) three day stay to deliver our son! I have a unique view point on the subject of what mom’s really need to pack in their hospital bags 2 reasons: #1. I have spent a lot of time working on a large postpartum unit with families during there hospital recovery. #2. I didn’t have anything with me except my purse when I had my daughter two years ago…

Nesting Goals Before Baby Boy Arrives

I have 5 more weeks until our sweet baby boy is due and we are beyond excited! In light of this narrowing time frame I made a list of my most important nesting goals for my final weeks of pregnancy…

Pregnancy Kick Counts: What I Just Learned About Fetal Movement

After doing pregnancy “kick counts”I had a scare recently when I thought I wasn’t feeling the baby move enough. I went to the hospital and learned a few new things. It is always better to go to the hospital and see a doctor if you have any concerns during pregnancy. Here are a few good reasons why you should trust your maternal instincts, even if it turns out to be nothing…

World Prematurity Day 2017: Important Facts About Premature Birth

November 17th is World Prematurity Day. As a mother of a premature baby born at 33 weeks gestation this is a topic very near and dear to my heart. Here are some very important facts to know about premature birth you should know…

What NOT To Say To A Pregnant Woman

As a pregnant women I have gotten some shocking and inappropriate comments lately. Here are a few of those comments I have received and a list of things you should never say to say to a pregnant women…

Embracing The Nesting Phase of Pregnancy

I’m currently in the “nesting phase.” It is a phenomenon women often experience during pregnancy that includes a feeling of overwhelming desire to get the home ready for a new baby. My week included an extraordinary amount of cleaning, organizing and planning. One of the fuels for my nesting frenzy was my 30 week OB appointment. Our little man is measuring at a much larger 32 weeks and is already weighing in at a hefty 4lbs 7oz. He is going to be a big baby…

Fetal Kick Counts: How To Do Them And Why They Are Critical

Feeling your baby move can be one of the most exciting parts of a pregnancy. But did you know that counting your baby’s kicks can help make sure they are healthy and possibly even prevent a tragedy? Read more to find out why this is important and how to easily do fetal kick counts during your pregnancy…

I Had A Placental Abruption At 33 Weeks: Our NICU Experience

I had a placental abruption when I was 33 weeks pregnant and we are very lucky parents for our fortunate outcome. 30 % of my placenta (the lifeline delivering blood, oxygen and nutrients to our baby) spontaneously peeled away from my uterus. Luckily, I was able to have an early emergency c-section and we had a very tiny, yet healthy preemie. This post was very personal for me. I wrote about the events leading up to the placental abruption and how important it is to trust your maternal instincts…

I’m 28 Weeks! How This Pregnancy Is Different From My First

I am 28 weeks pregnant and officially in my final trimester. While I do love some aspects of pregnancy, there are a lot of differences between my first and second time around. Oh the joys…

Nurse Revelations: Why I Will Always Be A Working Mom (At Least Part-Time)

I will always be a working mom in some capacity, even if its just part time. And I don’t feel guilty about it. At all. In fact, I think there are a lot of benefits to keeping one foot in the career door while my children are little. Here are 11 reasons why I will always be a working mom…