Birth stories are hard for me to write, and I'm not entirely sure whether they're appreciated by the masses or not. But I do try and have a record of everything for my kids' sakes, as I would hate to have them ask me one day and not be able to remember. That said, I never did get around to writing Dexter's birth story, though it's told in bits and pieces in other posts on … [Read more...] about Chester’s Birth Story
Please welcome to the world Chester Henry Robin Reed, our brand new baby boy. Born October 22nd 2014 at 4:03PM. 6 lbs 12 oz and 19 inches long. … [Read more...] about Welcome to the World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw Sorry. I had to post the video, given the song has been stuck in my head for the last few days. Forgive me. Because I've gotta remind you that I'M IN THE FINAL COUNTDOWN (Do do dooo doooooo... do do do do doooooo). If you don't follow me on social media (and why aren't you??) you wouldn't know that I'm due to be induced on … [Read more...] about It’s the FINAL COUNTDOWN!
I don't often talk about my own experience with miscarriage. I've had three in total, and each has hit me hard. When I was growing up, I didn't want children. I saw myself as career-driven, wanting to make a difference to the world, and I thought kids were annoying and got in the way of life. But it wasn't long after my 20th birthday that I realized how much I wanted to have … [Read more...] about A Wave of Light – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
One thing we don't have a lot of with a third baby on the way is disposable income. So when I see that a maternity photo shoot can run into the several hundreds of dollars and only includes photo rights if you're willing to pay (a lot) extra, I knew that if I wanted to capture any photos of this glorious time of my life, I'd have to do it myself. Neither my hubby nor I are … [Read more...] about DIY Maternity Photo Shoot