We all know that comparison is the thief of joy...I mean, it's one of them for sure. But, there is another ugly side of comparison that really shows itself in pregnancy, especially late pregnancy. It's the side that says you can't experience your pain or acknowledge your pain because someone has it worse. In several … Continue reading Momma’s Heart: the Other Ugly Side of Comparison
So, I didn't end up writing every day. Now, I want to fill you in on why & let you know that the Momma Heart February series will continue - just with a little bit of grace and leeway for myself. This week a lot of pregnancy complications came up. A couple weeks ago, we … Continue reading Momma’s Heart Update
Tonight, my mom came over to help me prepare freezer meals. (Post on food prep to come). We made 13 meals for about $25, which will help me a ton as my husband is on the road this month. I already have a list of other meals to add as the month goes on to … Continue reading This Momma’s Heart: Preparing for 2 under 2
12:01pm. That's the time I finally got out of bed yesterday, with the exception of one time to use the bathroom, because, pregnant. The only food eaten by that time was about a quarter of a box of cheese-itz. Outside of pregnancy, I don't even like cheese-itz, and honestly eating just happens to feel like … Continue reading Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression & Anxiety – A Glimpse
I feel you. I really do. For the last two months, I haven't been to church, and it's only been the last several weeks that I've been able to watch our service online. I'm so tired. I cancel plans a lot. Being pregnant, with a 10 month old at home, I'm very careful about how … Continue reading To the Momma Who Feels Like She Has to Apologize
When our bodies or minds seem to be against us. When I first began writing this, it was about feeling normal after pregnancy. And then I thought about breastfeeding. When will I feel normal? When will I feel human? I kept asking myself these questions. I knew it would be a while. With the growing … Continue reading When Will I Feel Normal?
Y'all, these pregnancy hormones are no joke. If you read one of my most recent posts, you know my hubby & I are trying to eat at home more, with me meal planning & cooking. The last two days (yes, two days in a row), I messed up our meal. Like, royally messed up. Like, ruined. And … Continue reading Pregnancy Hormones, Mom Shaming, & My Second Trimester Must-Haves
This weekend, I met up with two of my best friends, and had a maternity shoot. Two of us are pregnant, and the other is an amazing photo artist. I love the photos she captured, and I cannot wait until she has them finished for us. Pregnancy is such an amazing time to share with … Continue reading Maternity Pictures, Comparisons, & 7 Bible Verses for My Pregnancy
Pregnancy and motherhood are filled with ups and downs.
"She probably just likes me better..." the owner of the ultra sound boutique said. It took a minute to register who that "she" was referring to... She? I'm having a she?! In that moment, a brief wave of panic washed over me. Right up until they handed us the print outs with pictures of our … Continue reading Girl Mom (to be…)