• Mommy

    Birth Story #1 and Breastfeeding Challenges

    Four years ago I was a brand new mom, and starting to come to terms with just how clueless I actually was. I had read the books, I did the classes, I asked a ton of questions, but I was left holding this tiny perfect bundle- clueless.  Everything went wrong with her arrival. My birth plan (ha!) was to have a natural labor- no medication for the baby’s sake, and to breast feed her exclusively.  My water broke at 40+5 requiring an induction, and my labor stopped progressing at 8cm and 12+ hours in. The recommendation was to have an epidural because at that point I was in labor land,…

  • Fashion,  Mommy

    Maternity Photo Outfit Ideas 

    I am so excited to do my maternity photos in about a week. I have been looking at pictures on Pinterest and planning my outfits. I don’t want it to be overly formal, but want some nice pictures to document this final pregnancy. I will be shooting with a very talented photographer Cayla, with Wild and Grace Photography. She does lifestyle and newborn photography. You can find her site here or follow her on Instagram @Wild_and_grace I gathered up all my maternity outfit inspo into one spot.  Outfit 1: This first outfit will be the most formal. The dress is not maternity but I’m hoping because the waist hits higher it will…