Category: pregnancy

Hope for the Anxious Mama

From the moment my baby was placed in my arms, I was head over heels in love with him. So in love that I (like many parents, I’m sure) wanted to do everything exactly right. Car seat secured, straps in the right position and tight enough, sleeping in a bassinet in our room — with

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Day(s) before baby

We knew L’s arrival was coming soon so we tried to do as much as possible together and with friends in the weeks leading up to it. We went hiking, we had sushi with friends and spent the night before our admittance to the hospital hanging out with our neighbors.  I also got my hair

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38 Week Update

38 weeks caused us to feel a sense of urgency about EVERYTHING. I went into high-nesting mode and froze a bunch of crockpot dinners, made energy bites for the hospital and provided directions on what needed to be cleaned (I helped where I could but obviously avoided any chemicals). After meeting with our doula for

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Winter Wonderland in CH

This past weekend brought us our first snow of the year, and also our first snow since living in Chapel Hill. We only got about 3-4 inches and some ice mixed in with it but it made for a pretty couple days around the neighborhood. It was also incredibly cold, so it made for a

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