I am currently finishing up my 2nd trimester and am feeling the strain. With both my girls I gained a lot of weight and my belly got VERY big, particularly at the end. With this pregnancy I have not...

What’s Your Number?

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What’s Your Number? Is it 1? 2? 4? 9? Or even 20? My number is two:   that’s how many kiddos we decided to bring into our home sweet home. It wasn’t an easy decision, this simple little number. My husband, the baby with two older siblings, only...

Baby Registry

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Raising a baby apparently takes a lot of stuff. {At least that is what retailers try to lead new moms to believe.}  As a soon-to-be new mom, I am bombarded with ads for diaper cream, breast pads, sleeps, swaddlers,...
In my last post, I told you all how I applied to two agencies and joined an online surrogate classified site, this helped me decide in the direction of my surrogate plan.  Just like anything else in life, you...
 I'm not going to lie, I have always been a "scared" person. What I mean by that is, I am always waiting for the other shoe to drop, constantly preparing for the worst. I think I have probably struggled...
Decisions, decisions. We made our share of decisions pre-pregnancy:  Where should we build our new house? Where should we go on vacation? Where should we go for dinner? You know, the important stuff. Once the reality of this pregnancy set...
I have never had anything in my life handed to me. Things never came easy; I struggled in school, I struggled in my home life, in my relationships & within myself. That being said, all of my struggles taught...
When we found out I was expecting again my husband and I began discussing whether or not we would find out the gender of our baby.  With our first baby we decided to be surprised and chose not to...
I have never had the best eating habits, but I wasn’t the worst. I attempted to integrate vegetables into my diet and succeeded maybe 50% of the time, I would say. Fruits were easier, although I am not a...
Ah, the shock terror anxiety EXCITEMENT of finding out you’re expecting a baby! You’ve made it through informing daddy and seen his reaction (that is a whole post in itself!)  Now you have to decide when and how to tell...

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