Taking Back Monday

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I remember it like it was yesterday. My daughter was roughly 2 months old and my husband had come home from work to have lunch with us. As we sat there talking, I kept thinking of something interesting I could add to the conversation…but, I literally had nothing. My morning had consisted of changing diapers, nursing countless times, and I was still in the same clothes I had slept in the night before. So I listened to my husband tell me about his busy morning while I wondered what was happening deep down inside of me.

This was such a pivotal moment in my new journey of motherhood. For the first time in my life, I was experiencing an identity crisis. I didn’t know who I was anymore. It felt so confusing…I had wanted to be a mother all of my life. So why wasn’t it fulfilling like I had envisioned?

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Baby #2 Birth Story

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After writing about the birth of my daughter, it only seems natural to blog about my son’s birth too.  I realized I haven’t journaled or written anything on this subject and he is already two, so it is way overdue!  The birth of my first child was somewhat traumatic, veered drastically from the original plan, and lasted three (yes, three) long days.  I was admitted to the hospital on a Tuesday at noon and gave birth via c-section at noon on Friday.  I had always said to myself that if I ever had a second child (and I was convinced I wouldn’t because I felt that birth was so rough), that I would definitely try for a vaginal birth.

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