I am three weeks postpartum and finally finding the mental space (and time) to talk about Adeline's birth story. As many of you know, at around 34 weeks pregnant, I decided to pursue my first ever natural birth. With my first two babies (now 10 and 1.5 years old), I went the traditional epidural route. Those birth experiences were mostly uneventful, which is good I suppose. However, something was telling me I could and should try natural for our last baby. I knew I didn't wan
I almost didn't do one this time. This pregnancy has been a fleeting surprise since we found out. As with many subsequent kiddos, you just don't usually "do as much" with each new one, which is really so sad. I was blessed to have a beautiful baby sprinkle this time and to decorate the nursery of my dreams for her. But I was going to skip the maternity photo shoot. I'm so glad I didn't. My amazingly talented girlfriend Allison Kuykendall, who delivered her sweet girl Juniper
Well this happened today. It’s funny because to be honest, this pregnancy wasn’t planned. Somehow though, it already feels like, “How could we have ever lived without her?” and she’s not even here yet!
Growing up I always said I wanted 5 kids. Everyone thought I was crazy. I grew up in a small family and loved the idea of a big one! After Audrey and how hard it was having her with my ex husband and then being a single mom, I was one and done. Then with Chad, my heart starte