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This is a story I have put off writing for an entire year now because it’s incredibly painful. It hurts. It makes me so sad. I have so many emotions and feelings still deeply tied to this experience. Even with therapy, even with time, even with Lochlan. It is still so painful. On August 3rd, […]

Infertility, Miscarriage, Motherhood, Pregnancy

August 26, 2021

I Had A Miscarriage

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LOCHLAN’S HOME BIRTH STORY So, we had another baby. And I can’t wait to tell you all about his pregnancy- how we found out about him, how we named him, how this was my best, healthiest, happiest pregnancy yet, and more. But before I do, I want to share how we welcomed him into the […]

Birth Stories, Family, Motherhood, Pregnancy

July 12, 2021

Lochlan’s Home Birth

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This post is sponsored by Evivo, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Pregnancy and childbirth is SUCH a miracle! I have been so incredibly blessed and thankful to get to experience it three times now. I have learned first hand how beautiful it can be, but also how scary and unknown […]

Motherhood, Pregnancy

May 10, 2018

Moms, Your Knowledge Is Power

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I shared a postpartum update two months ago- back when I was in the thick of the 4th trimester. So I thought I would share a little bit about where things are at with me, now that Finn is almost 4 months old! First up, (again) the “baby” weight. Basically, I’ve lost all of the […]

Motherhood, Pregnancy

January 3, 2018

Another Postpartum Update

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Finn’s birth story. Don’t worry, I’m going to give you allllll of the details below. Probably some that you didn’t even want to know! But before I do, I’m going to give you a massive spoiler alert. His birth went exactly the way I had hoped and prayed that it would. Down to every single, […]

Finn, Pregnancy

October 6, 2017

Finn’s Birth Story

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Well this past Monday marked week 38 of carrying this boy! Yesterday was the gestation date that Mabel surprised us on(38 weeks and 2 days!), so we have passed that milestone as well! Grammy and Pappy arrive today, so now we’re really REALLY ready for Finn to come anytime he is ready. Just waiting patiently […]

Finn, Pregnancy

September 14, 2017

Baby Spena Week 38

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I’ve mentioned before that I have never had official maternity pictures taken! Let alone pregnant in the summer maternity pictures… Aside from the occasional picture taken during Abigail’s pregnancy, I didn’t keep track of my experience with her nearly as well as I did with Mabel(thanks, blog!) and with Mabel, I took weekly photos, but […]

Finn, Motherhood, Pregnancy

September 13, 2017

Finn’s Summer Maternity Pictures

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