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My second birth story with a surprise quick labour.
Being a Mom

My Second Birth Story

Concerning labour and delivery: My second daughter was born March 2017.  This is her story. Dun dun! (That’s the Law & Order intro sound, in case you were wondering.) Pre-Birth With baby #2 Hubby and I decided not to find out the gender.  Not that…

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My First Birth Story

Concerning birth: My firstborn, Doll, was born in June 2015. This is her story: (hint: you’re supposed to read that like Law & Order) Pre-Birth: I had gestational diabetes that I controlled by diet (thank goodness because I hate needles!).  I had previously been…

Plans vs accomplishments for my last day before labour induction
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Plans vs Reality for My Last Single-Child Day

The day before being induced into labour. Tomorrow at about 8:30am I will be induced.  I have Velamentous Cord Insertion, which means the umbilical cord is coming out of the edge of the placenta, rather than being securely seated in the middle.  One of…

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Packing a (Second) Hospital Bag

Concerning a Hospital Stay: I will soon find myself in hospital delivering my second baby (in so many years).  And I have read many posts about what should be packed in your hospital bag.  Given, I read way more of those lists for Doll’s…

#RockingMotherhood tag
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Am I #RockingMotherhood ?

Concerning: Momming Have you heard of this #RockingMotherhood tag?  It’s not an excuse for us moms (and dads too!) to toot our own horn, more it’s a way for us to get the right perspective for how we’re doing at parenthood.  Because far too…

Make Your Own Paper Towel on
Crafting Home Decor In the Kitchen Sewing

Make Your Own Un-Paper Towel

Concerning disposable vs reusable: You can easily decrease or even elimitate your use of paper towel and therefore your shopping bill and carbon footprint! In a previous post I outlined the journey my family took from paper towel to UN-paper towel (that means cloth!)…

How my second pregnancy is going at 35 weeks.
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35 Week Pregnancy Lowdown

I’ve been tummy-smuggling my second baby for 35 weeks now. Would you like to know how it is going? I know I’m kind of jumping into it, as I haven’t done any previous pregnancy-goings-on posts yet.  Have I even mentioned I’m pregnant? I think…