mamatea Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received two samples of Mamatea for review. The opinions below are entirely my own.

mama tea

We often hear about certain tea blends that are great to drink while you’re pregnant or nursing, but have you actually tried them? They’re not very pleasant! I have Continue Reading…

Having Another Baby After a Postpartum Mood Disorder by Dr. Jessica Michaelson {Guest Post}

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Dr. Jessica Michaelson. I’m so happy to have her here to write about a topic that I struggled over – deciding to have another baby after a postpartum mood disorder. If you’re currently making that decision, I hope you’ll find this post very helpful. Thank you, Dr.!

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If you suffered through postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, or psychosis with your first child, the thought of trying to have another brings up complicated and intense feelings.

These feelings often range from terror and resolve to never get pregnant again Continue Reading…

The One and Only Thing I (Might) Miss About Pregnancy

And by miss it, I mean I might miss this. A Little. If I ever stop getting excited about not being pregnant long enough to think about this, then maybe I’d miss it.

Maybe.

I might miss having my hand resting nonchalantly on my ginormous baby Continue Reading…

I’m Relieved About My Repeat C-Section

As I was sitting in C’s room waiting for him to fall asleep, it occurred to me that I am not at all nervous about having this baby. Flashback to two years ago – I was almost panicky thinking about my upcoming birth. I’m slightly shocked that I’m not Continue Reading…

Things I Actually Said Yesterday

Yesterday was a particularly difficult day for C and me. I was experiencing a ton of very painful contractions, and he was testing limits like WHOA. Here are some of the things that actually came out of my mouth yesterday:

  • Don’t punch mama in the eye.
  • It’s not nice to head butt mama in the belly.
  • Stop kicking me in the face.
  • Why are you touching your butt hole?
  • We don’t eat food by the toilet, especially while mama is using it.
  • That won’t plug into mama’s face.

And then there was the Continue Reading…

To Tie or Not To Tie? A Question of Tubal Ligation

“Are we just doing the c-section or are we tying your tubes as well?” My OB looked at me with eyebrows raised, waiting for an answer.

“No, just the c-section,” was my baffled reply. I hadn’t even considered that as an option. At that point, I was Continue Reading…

Full On Nesting Mode!

Baby Deuce and the ol’ irritable uterus are really putting me through the ringer. For eight hours starting Friday afternoon, I had very painful contractions that were four minutes apart for several hours, then they would become irregular for thirty minutes and go back Continue Reading…

Baby Deuce: Three Weeks Left!

Busting out of my maternity clothes! My belly is lopsided - Baby Deuce is saying hello to all of you!

I’m busting out of my maternity clothes. My belly is lopsided – Baby Deuce is saying hello to all of you!

How far along? 36 weeks, 1 day

Cravings: Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked Continue Reading…

The Irritable Uterus

irritable uterus

Before you laugh, I must tell you that this is a real thing. I only recently heard about it, but yesterday I was told that I have it.

An irritable uterus.

And here I thought I was just an irritable pregnant woman experiencing a ridiculous Continue Reading…

So. Much. Cereal.

The closer I get to the end of this pregnancy, the stronger my food aversions are getting again.  I’m eating more often due to the big ol’ uterus that’s squishing my stomach, but I have very few options of what to eat.

The one thing that always Continue Reading…

35 Weeks: Contractions, Preparations and C’s Ear Infection

Oops, I forgot to take a picture for this week!  The past week has been pretty interesting.  I’m starting to wonder if Baby Deuce will be ready earlier than her scheduled date of arrival…

Anyway, this week we get to meet the finalists for the next Mamavation Mom Continue Reading…

Baby Deuce: 34 Week Update

Baby Deuce 34 Weeks

How far along? 34 weeks, 1 day

Cravings: Strawberries

Aversions: All vegetables, eggs, beef

Feeling? My depression and anxiety are back, and I’m eager for my long-awaited appointment with my psychiatrist today.  I’m also having severe pelvic and pubic bone pain, and a Continue Reading…