Lyla is six weeks old and I finally feel like I'm emerging from the postpartum fog. I expected birthing her to be hard but I was not prepared for the unique and unexpected trials of postpartum life. Of course, I'm so happy to have my sweet daughter but I'm not enjoying the challenges postpartum has… Continue reading Everything No One Told Me About Postpartum
To read Part 1 click here We arrived at the hospital at 1pm and met our primary midwife in the maternal triage area (we also had a second midwife assist during the birth). She lead us across the hall to the delivery room where I changed into a gown and laid down on the bed.… Continue reading Baby K’s Birth Story Part 2
Welcome to our family Lyla Dawn Kramer ❤ The past two and half weeks have been filled with so much change, so much love and a lot of learning! We are so thankful for the safe and healthy arrival of our sweet 7lb 9oz, 54 cm Lyla Dawn. She is truly the greatest blessing me… Continue reading Baby K’s Birth Story
A few posts back I wrote about Healthy Pregnancy Snacks and some general guidelines of what and how much to eat during pregnancy based on recommendations from Health Canada and Registered Dieticians. In response to that post, I was asked to create a followup post on what to eat while breastfeeding. Like pregnancy, lactation requires increased calories… Continue reading What to Eat While Breastfeeding
My husband was diagnosed with ADD as a child. As a result, he found it difficult to focus in a traditional school setting. The decision was made to homeschool him and he thrived being able to complete his schoolwork in the morning and expound his boundless energy playing the rest of the day. His ADD wasn't a bad thing it just required a few adjustments and some understanding of how his environment can help him thrive or struggle.
I'm currently 38 weeks pregnant and 6 days. We are one day short of a week from my due date of October 17! I can't believe how fast this pregnancy has flown by after the beginning stages feeling like they lasted forever. Alas, we are all ready for Baby K (thanks in part to the generosity of my baby shower) and are so anxious to meet her and introduce her to everyone.
In lieu of being 37 weeks tomorrow and officially early term over preterm, I thought it was time to give one last pregnancy update. I was thinking about my third-trimester experiences compared to previous trimesters and I think this trimester just may be my favourite. Although at times I feel really uncomfortable, hot, tired and don't… Continue reading 3rd Trimester Update
Can anyone else relate? I know I'm a long way off from having to answer any awkward questions about sex just yet. Still, the thought of navigating this tricky subject makes me nervous!
One of the benefits to being pregnant is eating more! Although it can be easy to indulge choosing healthy foods will benefit you + baby long term.
It may seem counterintuitive but I really think that instead of saying "No" more we need to start saying "Yes" more often.