• Motherhood,  Pregnancy

    Becoming Mommy: My Birth Story

    A few weeks ago, I did this thing… I became a mom! That experience was by far the hardest and best thing I have ever done in my life. I am so happy that we have a healthy little boy now. The journey to motherhood was full of anticipation, anxiety, excitement, and the unexpected. Now, I am part of the “when I went into labor…” club and can join in on the birth story conversations! The Night Before Labor My birth story began the night before I went into labor. I had cooked a chicken and rice meal for dinner. My husband worked the night shift so he took this…

  • Pregnancy

    Almost Time

    We are less than two weeks away from our due date and finally meeting baby is about the only thing I can think about all day. I’ve added a little insomnia to my routine which has been less than pleasant, especially since I am still working and am basically exhausted all day. I truly think that the insomnia might just be due to having to use the restroom ALL.THE.TIME. So quite literally, everything I do all day and night revolves around this belly and the growing, athletic baby inside. He is definitely going to be doing some amazing things once he finally enters this world! I have to admit, the…

  • Uncategorized

    Being Productive

    I have a notebook that I use to write down all the ideas I have for my writing pieces. To generate some creativity, I have turned to sources like Pinterest to see what other writers have used to spark that inspiration into their writings. I found some ideas that included taking time to write down 100 things that made me happy and I had to do it in one sitting. Thinking about it, it seemed like something that should have been an easy task, but it actually took me some time to finish. Obviously things my list included my husband, our unborn son, date nights, family, friends, etc. But there…