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Charlotte Mae’s Birth Story

I had a scheduled section with our oldest daughter because she was breech. It was a wonderful birth experience and I went into my pregnancy with Charlotte knowing that I wanted a repeat c-section. My OB and I discussed birth options at my 8 week appointment and while I was a VBAC candidate, I much preferred [...]

D’s Journey, part 1 – Premature Labor and an Emergency C Section

My main goal in applying to be a HB blogger was to bring a special-needs parenting voice to site, so I’ll jump right into D’s birth story. Tl;dr version: being hospitalized for premature labor sucks, especially when at the end of it your baby is sick. After having a very uneventful pregnancy, my water broke [...]


Baby Boy Checkers: My Birth Story

Just four days before my due date, we welcomed our son into the world: 8 lbs. 1 oz., 20.5 in. long The day before he decided to make his appearance, I was experiencing contractions all day.  I never experienced contractions with Toddler Checkers because my water broke first, and I wasn’t sure I would know [...]

NICU Check Up

My First Born Cub

It was eight o’clock in the morning on a cool Monday morning, late in January. Mr. Bear was sleeping peacefully beside me because he had worked the night shift. That meant that I was up at two in the morning instead of blissfully asleep because if we had gone to bed any sooner, his entire [...]


Happy Birthday, Little Oats

On a Wednesday morning in August, I woke up at 5:00 am with a series of mild contractions. Nothing horrible, but just enough that I knew something was happening. I attempted to fall back asleep, but shortly after, realized that the contractions were coming fast — every 2.5 to 3 minutes. A bath helped a [...]


Baby Pencil’s birth story part 2!

After Mr. Pencil and I had our “moment” together, the nurses came in and set up my legs on stirrups. I thought stirrups weren’t really used anymore, but since my legs were pretty numb (yet movable) they put me up and the doctor came in. I was pretty surprised how dark the room was! The [...]


Baby Pencil’s birth story

It all started towards the end of March when I became extremely antsy to get the show on the road. I was bouncing on my yoga ball, drinking the 3rd trimester raspberry leaf tea around the clock, and trying to do every trick in the book to get the baby out. Why? Because I hadn’t been [...]

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