I can still remember the day we brought my son home from the hospital. We somehow managed to come home with triple the amount of stuff we took to the hospital; my dining room floor was a disaster for a week. Our hospital bag was still packed, but open and gone through for things I needed. And the large “goodie bags” from the hospital (full of pads, mesh panties, diapers, receiving blankets, and postpartum healing essentials) were overflowing onto the floor. Lucky for us, my mother-in-law came by after we left for the hospital to tidy up and wash our sheets before we returned home with the baby. But ever since that first day, my house has never been the same. I wasn’t used to new baby chaos... Read the full post on Wine Country Moms Blog.
When I first got pregnant, I had a lot of anxiety about birth. I was nervous about how my body would handle it, afraid of the pain, and unsure how labor would unfold. I did a lot of work in my pregnancy to eradicate that anxiety. Among exercising, meditating, and reading a lot about birth, I also did a lot of research about doulas; in the end, I made the right decision to hire one... Read the full post on Wine Country Moms Blog.