Products & Tips for Getting Pregnant w/ Natalist Co.

I started googling things like, "tips for conceiving" and "when should I start a prenatal before getting pregnant" a little over 4 years ago. After getting pregnant with my son and daughter I had zero expectation of having another baby being difficult. Unfortunately for us having another baby would not come as easily as it had before. The next 4 years would include lots of heartache, stress, … [Read more...]

Welcome to the World Sawyer James!

If you follow me along on facebook you know that we welcomed little Sawyer James into the world on Wednesday morning. I haven't been on much and don't intend on being on as much as enjoy his precious little-ness! Sawyer James March 14, 2012 6:00am 6 pounds 13 ounces 20 1/4 inches I know I promised you his room reveal this week but after unexpectedly going into labor that same night 2+ … [Read more...]

Hospital Bag – Packing Your Hospital Bag for Labor & Delivery!

The hospital bag can be so overwhelming. While some of us plan to spend less than a day in the hospital others need to plan for up to five days. Regardless of what your birthing plan is you need to remember that things happen and sometimes no matter how much planning you do things happen. Your 24-hour pit stops to have a baby could turn into a week-long event. After having a breech baby who … [Read more...]

Dealing with Gender Disappointment

I wrote this post the week I found out the gender of this baby. I wrote it without the intentions of publishing it. Then last night I sat at Gavin's boys only tumbling class and looked around. I was surrounded in a sea of adorable little girls in leotards. His class had only 6 boys in it but the building was filled with hundreds of little girls. It's a stadium set up and we sit on a platform … [Read more...]

Another Undocumented Newborn {Pregnancy Update & Pic}

Why must we have to name our children? It is such a big responsibility and one that, well, is too much for me and my husband. You would think finding a name for a child should come easy but we just find it to be such a difficult process. We want names that aren't bouncing off the wall with uniqueness but at the same time aren't a dime a dozen. I grew up as a Jennifer in the 80's & 90's. There … [Read more...]

The most excruciating pain of my life.

I was super excited to share my story on the most difficult pregnancy moment I had for the Million Moms Challenge. Here is a small excerpt from my story. I hope you have a moment to visit ABC News Million Moms Challenge and read the rest of my story. The day of I went to the hospital and checked in at the birthing center. I was told it was just a precaution in case something went wrong. The … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Update 14 Weeks! Dr. Vs. MidWife Update {Cough} Worst OB Visit Ever!

The Second Trimester. I can't believe I'm already 14 weeks pregnant. I feel like it was just yesterday that I found out at 5 weeks.I'm officially out of every piece of clothing that has a button at the end. I've popped. I'll get a picture by next week. In the maternity clothes I look more like five months instead of three and a half. I think it's a boy. I know, I know. I want a girl so badly, bu … [Read more...]