1ST FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT

Recently my friends from E+E Photography took photos of our little family. They just moved into a new studio and used us as models to test out shooting in their new space. As always, I LOVE how the photos turned out! We took them just in time for Acacia’s 3rd month and my 23rd birthday.…

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1ST MOTHER’S DAY

For my first mother’s day, I woke up to Dustin making breakfast (biscuits and gravy, my favorite!) and then we spent the rest of the day at the zoo. It was also Acacia’s first time visiting! She slept almost the entire time, but she was awake for the penguin and zebra exhibits so I’d like to…

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6 WEEK POSTPARTUM UPDATE: WHY MATERNAL CARE IN AMERICA SUCKS

The United States is ranked 61st in Maternal Health and we have one of the highest infant mortality rates in the developed world. For being one of the wealthiest nations, this country is one of the only ones lacking in maternal care. Three weeks ago, I started hemorrhaging at home due to some retained placenta that…

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SPRING IS IN THE AIR

It’s been 3 weeks since Acacia was born. SO much has happened since then and a lot of it will be talked about in my 6 weeks postpartum post. For now, I’ll just say that it has been the hardest, yet most rewarding 3 weeks of my life so far. A is becoming more alert…

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A’S BIRTH STORY

February 27th, 2017 I had been looking into natural ways of inducing labor and found that one of the more delicious ways to go about it is to eat an insane amount of Pineapple. And I did just that…by cutting up an entire pineapple and blending it into a berry-pineapple shake, drinking canned pineapple juice,…

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