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 maternalย care. Three weeks ago, I started hemorrhaging at home due to some retained placenta that…

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PREGNANCY UPDATE: THE 39TH WEEK

As I enter into what might be my last week (or days) of pregnancy, I can feel my body preparing for labor. A combination of tightening, cramping, and the uncomfortable sensation that I’m either going to pee my pants or that the baby is going to punch her way out of me. This pregnancy has…

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VLOG: TIPS FOR FLYING WHILE PREGNANT

I threw together a vlog, to go along with my original post, that talksย more about my personal tips to help make flying while pregnant a little more pleasant for all you traveling mamas out there. I’d really appreciate it if my lovely readersย would show my new YouTube account some love by liking and subscribing to…

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WHIMSICAL NURSERY REVEAL

I cannot believe how fast my pregnancy has flown by. It feels like just yesterday I was looking at the pregnancy test in shock and awe. I’m so excited and nervous! There is less than two weeks until my due date and I could pop any day now! It really hit me how fast things…

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2016: YEAR IN REVIEW

2016 was a year of incredible highs and lows. We had some losses as a family, like the death of my grandfather. But we also had some surprise blessings, like finding out I’m pregnant with my first. We ran wild in Thailand for 3 unforgettable months, roamed the Idaho mountains all summer, and spent a…

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