"I can't take it anymore. Trainbow! Trainbow!" (P.S. if you don't want to read the novel below, you can scroll all the way down to the cliff notes at the end to read a short version of the experience. ) Those were the words uttered in the wee morning hours of September 7th, 2017 when… Continue reading The tale of my twin labor and delivery
Hey 👋, It's been a while, but I'm slowly emerging from the depths of twin infant world. Sleep training has been a game changer (that'll be a blog for another day) and I have more energy to start blogging again. I'll get to my labor and delivery story soon too... but first.. the hospital bag… Continue reading Hospital Bag Checklist For The Minimalist (for twins or singletons)
My dearest loves, You both came into my life suddenly and slowly. There was a pain and a peace in bringing you into this world. There were tears and laughter the moment I laid eyes on your faces. It has been 10 weeks and not much has changed. Being your mother is a beautifully exhausting… Continue reading An Open Letter to My Twin Baby Girls
It hit me the other day, as I was rolling and bouncing away on my birthing ball "Waiting for active labor is like waiting for the rapture. The signs are all around, but no man knows the day or the hour!" Lol Also, in a split second, everything will be changed forever. Life as I… Continue reading Random Thoughts About Active Labor
The inevitable is an abstract and jarring concept. Knowing that something is bound to happen, though not knowing when, and knowing that once it comes it will then become a memory...is a wild thought. I know labor and delivery is coming. It's the only way I'm going to get to meet my girls, but I… Continue reading No Escaping Labor and D-Day.
Throughout this pregnancy season, the one thing that bothers me the most is the LACK of education regarding childbirth. Maybe you were one of those to watch the infamous baby being born video in high school (I was one of the lucky few that left h.s unscathed), or maybe your knowledge of childbirth is to… Continue reading 6 Things Hollywood Never Tells You About Giving Birth
This first thing doesn't count as a tip. It's the building block for interacting with women. Don't ever ask a woman if they are pregnant. Not ever. There's a 50/50 risk there, and if you get the wrong 50, the conversation will be EXTREMELY awkward. So just wait till you find out if the woman… Continue reading 6 Tips For Interacting With A Pregnant Woman (esp. in her 3rd trimester).
Earlier in the day you're feeling the sand between your toes and then walking up to the pool to take a fresh dip in the water. Then later on that day, you're in the Labor & Delivery unit hearing a woman cry bloody murder as she delivers a baby... ahh.. such is life. My husband… Continue reading From the Pool To the ER in One Day
That's what my stomach feels like. Like a big, heavy stone. They say enjoy your sleep now while you can, but I've gotta say I'm not really enjoying it that much at all. Lol. Oh how I miss you, stomach sleeping. Those who are not pregnant, don't ever take stomach sleeping for granted. Not ever. … Continue reading Like A Stone
It's good to work out when you're pregnant. Granted you might not have the gusto to do it most days, but it really genuinely is one of the best things you can do. Like a podcast I once heard said "You're training for one of the greatest events in your life, labor & delivery".