• Baby
  • Preparations

    Since the holiday busy season has been over, I’ve been in the full swing momma-nesting mode. The energy I have felt the last weeks has been unreal. I’ve never felt like this withmy other pregnancies at the end, usually I feel more tired and achy. It is a welcome difference to my other pregnancies. I […]

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  • He or She? What will it Bee?

    We had a fun ultrasound this morning!  Newest baby is 16 weeks along now and we decided to find out what we are having… …in 2 weeks. (The sealed envelope is beside me right now. Oh, the torture!) Mark wanted to wait until the birth in February, but I couldn’t wait. Our compromise was to do […]

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  • 8 Tips to Living in Survival Mode

    Survival mode can happen for many reasons. Sickness, family issues, job loss, pregnancy exhaustion, a new baby transition, sleep deprivation, a late postpartum depression (as it was for me this last year)…you name it.  For me, it usually stems around pregnancy and the infant stage because I am just. so. tired. Below are the tips […]

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  • The Silence in Survival Mode

      It has been quiet around here, I know.  I’m just getting out of survival mode. At 12 weeks pregnant now, my need for survival mode has lifted in the last week or two. But, the months before that I have been exhausted to the point of daily necessary naps, living off boxed mac and […]

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  • A Rewriting of Our Adoption Story

    My first article is published at Adoption.Net! Will you head over there to leave some comment love?   I still remember the night I found out I was pregnant with my birthdaughter, whom I’ll call Anna. Despite my age of only 16 years old, a boyfriend who wasn’t interested anymore, a junior in high school, […]