• Postpartum

    I’m not going to lie, this is the hardest of these three posts to write. One because it’s probably the most personal and two because I’ve seen a lot of posts about the postpartum experience and how difficult it is and how many unexpected things happen to you after you give birth. I’ll just lay it out there, this isn’t one of those posts. I knew what I was getting into before I got pregnant. I knew there was a very good chance I would be left with stretch marks and it might take me years to get the baby weight off. I knew postpartum depression was very real and…

  • Birth Story

    When Oliver finally decided to make his appearance, he really took his time. It definitely wasn’t some quick “all of a sudden our baby is here” type situation. I want to share all about this for two reasons. I believe it’s helpful for people to read different stories to help prepare for what they may be in for. But I also want to share it because even though Oliver is only 8 months old, I feel like I’m starting to forget details about his grand entrance. Even writing it I had to check with Mauricio to see if I had the timeline right. I didn’t want lots of people in…