St. Patrick’s day is probably one of our family’s favorite holidays around here. After all, it’s a day full of hijinks, pub style food, and gold- what’s not to love?!
My pregnancy with Francesca went remarkably well in comparison to my previous ones. Then, those final weeks kicked in and- again- my body decided that pregnancy is hard. My heart rate skyrocketed and my blood pressure elevated, my OB decided enough was enough and booked me to be induced at 37 weeks. Continue reading
The big day came and went; the baby is here, the announcement has been made, and visitors are clamoring to get their first look at the new addition. But there is a key element missing in all of this: the mama. See, all throughout your pregnancy people love to tell horror stories of labor and sleepless newborn nights (don’t fret, all my labors and early newborn days have been pretty awesome) but few give their tips, tricks, and what to expect for mom’s self-care after delivery. So here’s the down and dirty on what to expect and how to make healing a bit less daunting postpartum. Continue reading