She’s here…Now what?

What's so interesting about having a baby is how much help you have in the first few hours.   Nurses are everywhere tending to your every need.  Your family comes to visit giving you time to breathe while they love on the new baby.  Everyone is attentive and helpful.  And then 24-48 hours later, you go home.... Continue Reading →

Labor…Part 2

Here we are.  In full-blown labor. In my planning phase, I made it very clear I wanted a natural childbirth.  No meds, zero intervention, no doctors poking at me, no nothing.  I was very determined that I was going to do this the way women, in my mind, should birth.  Besides, women have been having children... Continue Reading →

Labor….Part 1

It started on Friday night.  A contraction.  Nothing too crazy, but I knew it was time to get this party started.  You were coming!!  You were late, which I did not appreciate, but you were finally on your way here.  Let me paint the time line.  You were due on 01.24.16.  It was now 01.29.16.... Continue Reading →

The 3rd Trimester

The third trimester... Well, sweet Emma, we made it to the third trimester together. We had a few hiccups along the way, but you are safe and growing perfectly. Over the last several weeks you made life very different. It's amazing how each trimester has evolved.  And it seems this one is all about movement.... Continue Reading →

2nd Trimester Fun

The second trimester It is true what they say.  If you can get past the first 15 weeks, the sickness tends to ease up and a whole new slew of things occurs. I am still taking 2 Diclegis at night, (God bless that pill) and I am feeling so so much better.  The morning sickness... Continue Reading →

Well, I’m knocked Up…Continued

First Trimester is Moving Along…. We are becoming better friends little fetus. About 8.5 weeks into this pregnancy I am getting the hang of the violent vomiting and nausea that has overtaken my body.  I have to say, this baby business sure does a number on the body. Your dad is really excited. He is... Continue Reading →

Well, I’m knocked Up

The First Trimester & First Thoughts… We found out in May of 2015 that we were going to have Baby Schmidt. I think it was the 11th.  The same day I realized your life was going to be the death of my cousin. See, they say when one dies, one is born. And Tina had... Continue Reading →

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