Hospital Bag and First Year Faves

Hospital Bag and First Year Faves

I have been sitting on this post for awhile because I've been trying to make sure I include everything. The Lion is almost 18 months old and, as I'm sure any new mom can attest to, the past year and almost a half has been a whirlwind. I am tired enough for two full years but it seems like only yesterday He was born. Motherhood, y'all. It is not for the faint of heart but it is the most beautiful thing I've ever done.

So, like many mommy bloggers out there, I've decided to pull together a list of my favorites from the past year and a half... including those hospital bag items that every new, first-time mom frets about as their due date gets closer and closer. 

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Hey Moms, I'm sorry & you're amazing...

Hey Moms, I'm sorry & you're amazing...

I remember before I was a mom and, like all moms before becoming moms, I had those judgemental thoughts about parents. My inner (and, unfortunately, sometimes outer) dialogue, when I thought about what things would be like when I became a mother, sounded a lot like most non-moms... "my kid isn't going to do that," and "my kid will do this," or "I'm not going to do that," and "I will make sure to do this."

Then I got pregnant and things went the complete opposite of how I thought they would go.

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Mama

Mama

May 14, 2017. What a day filled with so much emotion. It is my grandma's birthday, my mom's mom - our rock. It is my nephew's birthday, who has officially turned 15 years old - the age I was when he was born and my family's world was so beautifully changed forever. It is also my first "official" Mother's Day, though I very much felt like a mother last year when my Lion was still a part of me... forming, developing, growing, waiting to meet the world. 

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Judah's Birth Story

Judah's Birth Story

You were due on August 22nd, 2016 but you arrived on Wednesday, August 31st. I'm convinced you would have stayed in there for at least another week or two if I wasn't induced. Your dad and I arrived at the hospital shortly before 9:00am on Tuesday, August 30th for my scheduled induction. The labor and delivery unit was busy on this day and we almost got bumped. But, thankfully, we were able to get into a room and start your birthday party.

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