Do’s and Don’ts When Talking To Pregnant Women and What You Should Say Instead

As people commented on my FB and IG posts things that have been said to them, my heart sank for a lot of these women. Pregnancy is an incredible time in your life. Some people love it, and others really don't. Adopting is a hard process and so rewarding. Fostering takes your whole heart and soul and strength.  PLEASE, friends, be careful what you say to us new moms of all kinds! 

Everett’s Birth Story (Part 1)

One of the best notes that I had read was to really take time to enjoy the moments between the contractions. I thought about celebrating their birthday a year from then and how excited I was to plan the party. I thought about seeing their little face and holding them for the first time. I thought about all of the women around the world birthing with me at the same time and how incredible it was to be a part of the circle of life. Although the pain was intense when I was contracting it was just such a beautiful thing to be able to experience.

68 Hours of Labor Later… (Part 1- The Story)

As Neil changed into the gown, they rolled me down the hallway into the operating room. My whole body shook uncontrollably. I couldn't wrap my mind around what was happening. *I must confess at this point I was also thinking a lot about Grey's anatomy and all the things that could go wrong. If you are heading in for surgery or birth, I don't suggest binge watching it on Netflix for the month leading up to your big day*