Preparing for baby four and home birth

I have the minivan, planned car seat and sleeping arrangements in my mind and washed all the things for a brand new baby. Now we patiently wait as I grow more sleep deprived with frequent trips to the bathroom preparing me for newborn feedings. I am almost 36 weeks pregnant and nearly full-term, which means…

Baby Williams is a …

I knew the gender of our first two beautiful girls. With Norah we waited to be surprised at her birth. I was so focused on getting her out and into my arms, it didn’t even occur to me to check to see is she was a boy or girl. The midwives had to ask me…

Norah two weeks

March 20, 2019 This week is my dad’s birthday, he would have been 76. He had six daughters all together. Three from the first marriage and three from his second. It’s almost like a dream to have three girls. He is my step dad but my dad still. I wonder what words of wisdom he…

The Addice Birthing Center, The Woodlands, Texas

When I was pregnant with my first, I put on a brave face and pretended I knew what I was doing. I bluffed my expertise based on the little research I did on the internet and listening to the birth stories of my girlfriends, family members and random strangers in the supermarket. I barely knew…

Dear Third Child

Dear Baby, Just in case you needed documentation, you are so loved already! I just want you to know this because I may not get around to getting pictures printed and hung of you for a while. I probably won’t get random handprint keepsakes as a baby, unless your oldest crafty sister decides to do…

Prenatal Health, Food and Supplements

Prenatal Vitamins can be overwhelming. I dislike pills and knowing that I can get the right nutrients in my meals helps ease my worries about growing a baby. Get your magnesium, calcium and probiotics in just a few pills a day.

Beach Day Surprises

Spending the day at Port Bolivar, Texas and a family surprise at the beach.