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What everyone told me about the 4th trimester that I ignored

I wanted to call this one of those  "What no one tells you" blogs, but that would be a lie, albeit catchy. Truthfully, everyone heeded me with their warnings on those first few months postpartum, otherwise known as the infamous fourth trimester - problem was, I was too pregnant to take note. I just wanted to… Continue reading What everyone told me about the 4th trimester that I ignored

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We can calculate our pregnancies, but not our babies

There's an app for everything from tracking our fertility, comparing our growing bumps to weird fruits and vegetables, and timing our contractions during labor. Then after we have the baby, the temptation to calculate only continues with apps for logging nursing sessions, sleep patterns, wet diapers, and more. So. many. logs.  While I enjoyed being able to… Continue reading We can calculate our pregnancies, but not our babies

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5 things I didn’t expect postpartum

How much I missed the hospital: After spending four days total in the hospital, I was so excited to get home - or so I thought. Then I got home and burst into tears. I was overwhelmed and filled with fear over caring for our baby without the security of round-the-clock nurses. Suddenly, everything felt so much safer… Continue reading 5 things I didn’t expect postpartum