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Rex Monday Stewart, 7lbs 12oz, Friday 18th May 2018

Long time, long long time!

My last three blog posts were written during the hardest, most amazing and crazy experiences of my entire life – my pregnancy. 1,671 more words

Pregnancy

Labor Pains

We’ve all heard the stories about contraction pain.  The truth is, only YOU know how much pain is unbearable.  Some women feel as if it’s period cramps but 10 times worse.   491 more words

Mom Life

Welcoming Baby Josie

Well here it is guys! My story of giving birth to my sweet little Josie! If you don’t want details, I’d suggest just skipping to the bottom to see photos from getting to the hospital to finally coming home! 1,191 more words

Life Events

"i'm never doing this again"

…is what I said during labor while giving birth to Giles. And here I am, three months away from doing it all again.

Which seemed like a good time to finally finish and share this birth story comic.

Comics

What is it Like Getting an Epidural?

All anyone ever told me was “it’s a HUGE needle going into your back, and you need to stay very still otherwise you’ll get paralyzed… 362 more words

The moment

Three shots given

Stomach and spine numbed,

She lay on her back.

Legs spread,

Arms outstretched,

She was ready.

Blurry faces,

Slurry words,

She palpitated. 37 more words

General Thoughts

My Birth Story: When Nothing Goes As Planned

My son was due on a Friday in April.

That was the longest day of my pregnancy, by far. An uncharacteristically hot week had started to melt all the clouds in Portland. 950 more words

Breastfeeding