Pregnancy

My First Surrogacy Journey: Arrival of my Damn Period

This was one of the things I wasn’t thinking about or preparing for.  When it doesn’t take.  Damn.  That really sucks when you are hoping and trying so hard to make a baby for such an amazing couple.  It’s always been so easy for me to get pregnant, without really any trying, so it’s tough when I come to the realization that it didn’t work this time. […]

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My First Surrogacy Journey: Insem #1 & #2

The day has finally come and gone!  Saturday evening, the boys and I packed up our bags and headed over to the home of Supernova and Timberwolf* to stay the night for the home insem (insemination).  I was so excited to finally check out their house and see where this future little baby that we are trying to make will be living. […]

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Do I REALLY need a doula??

First of all, what IS a doula?  What does “doula” even mean??  The word “doula” comes from the Ancient Greek and it translates to “woman’s servant”.  Now, stop right there.  Do I really need to TALK YOU INTO a servant?  I’m kidding, of course!  We don’t treat these lovely ladies like servants, but that is kind of their job. […]

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How to Create a Birth Plan

If you plan to have a natural birth in a hospital, you might want to have a birth plan typed up to give to your care provider before you go into labor.  Although you may express verbally your wishes, sometimes in the moment of chaos which is labor, your wishes may be forgotten by a care provider if they do not have a reminder. […]

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The Unassisted Birth of Charles Danger

I would never recommend an unassisted birth to anyone.  It’s a very personal decision and it is one that should be made after much research.  This was my 5th baby and we lived out in the country, about 20 minutes from the closest hospital.  All my my past labors had gone SUPER fast, so expected this one to be very similar…

So after my middle of the night pee, I decided to lie on my right side because my back was killing me…  I woke up at 7:15am, 10 days past my due date, with a crampy, but super short contraction.   […]

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