My Slow Descent into Hippie-hood

Okay, so it’s not that slow. It’s happened all at once. I would say that my transition into being a crunchy hippie started with the decision to use cloth diapers with Lily. I’ve talked about that before on the blog, but it more or less came out of a desire to save a pretty good…

Life with Lily: Things I Didn’t Know Could Happen

This blog is going to be part life update, and part product review. I want to say up front, I’m doing the product review on my own volition. Just a real parent who had a real struggle (that is apparently common, I just didn’t know about it), who found a product that saved her butt….

I have a happy baby.

There are pretty much two things that people always say to me about Lily. 1. “She’s beautiful!” I agree, masses, she is beautiful. She’s pretty much the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. As my very humble husband would say, “perfect genes.” 2. “She’s so happy!” Again, I agree. She’s a seriously happy baby. This…

Life with Lily: Three Month Update

Lily is THREE MONTHS OLD! Well, she’s more like 3 1/2 months old at the time of writing this, but, you know. I realize that I have gone from posting every week to posting more like every other month, so, sorry about that. But having a baby is busy! So, she is doing all kinds…

Life with Lily: Our Birth Story

So now that Lily is one month old, I figured I’d better get around to writing her birth story! On August 31, Josh and I went to Athens for my regular, weekly checkup with the OB. At the last appointment I’d made basically 0 progress, so I was really hoping that I would at least…

Two Weeks Later: Postpartum Warfare

This is my beautiful daughter, Lily. She was born on September 2, 2016, on her due date. She’s very punctual, like her mama. I’m planning on writing about her birth story in another blog, but this one is going to be about something a little bit different, and it’s definitely not something that I usually…

Pregnancy: Week 39

Welp, y’all, this is it!! We’re going to the hospital tonight!! But more on that later… Physical Symptoms It would seem that every pregnancy discomfort I’ve experienced the past 39 weeks has all peaked within the last few days. My fingers in both hands are pretty much constantly numb, my feet and and hands/arms are…

Pregnancy: Week 38

Physical Symptoms Y’all, I am OVER it. It’s definitely true that every trimester has posed its own set of discomforts. The first trimester is hard because you’re sick all the time and so exhausted from being sick. The second trimester is hard because, at least for me, that was the point where sleeping started to…

Pregnancy: Week 37

Physical Symptoms There’s been a lot of new stuff this week! I’ve been feeling a lot of pressure down in my very low abdomen. It feels like the baby is pressing down with her head really hard! The doctor said this is totally normal and not really an indication of labor, before anyone (including myself),…

Pregnancy: Week 36

Physical Symptoms Good. Grief. I am so tired. Josh and I schedule the baby doctor appointments early in Athens, because he has first block planning, and if we go in the morning he doesn’t have to get a sub. That’s super convenient and I like spending the morning with him, but 8 AM in Athens is early. Yesterday…

Pregnancy: Week 35

Physical Symptoms Pretty much same ol’, same ol’ in this department. I’ve still been experiencing the symptoms of carpal tunnel in both hands, but definitely worse in my right hand. It’s at its worst at night, so I try to make sure I wear my splint when I sleep. The splint, surprisingly, really helps. When…

Pregnancy: Week 34

The countdown has seriously begun. Wow. Physical Symptoms Welp, my ring is officially stuck on my finger. I’m sort of kicking myself for that too, because I took it off a few weeks ago because it was getting snug, then I put it back on because I thought I could probably wear it for a…