Author: Kara

  • Home Birth, From a Medical Perspective

    Home Birth, From a Medical Perspective

    Our Background Story November 2013 our first baby and first planned home birth turned into a c-section (read Blake’s birth story here). June 2015, 19 months later, planned HBAC (home birth after c-section). About my Midwife Name: Sizzly M. Auer, Midwife and owner of Childbirth Options. Licenses & Certifications: LM, CPM, NRP, and CPR. Legally licensed by […]

  • Houston’s Playlist

    Houston’s Playlist

    Here is the list of songs I played during labor and the birth of Houston. The songs weren’t in any specific order. The first song that came on  I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home) -The City Harmonic, may not sound like a song you’d want playing during a time when you’d normally have […]

  • Houston James’ HBAC Birth Story

    Houston James’ HBAC Birth Story

    Birth date: Wednesday, June 17th, 2015Birth Time: 7:05 pmWeight: 8lbs. 2oz.Length: 19 3/4 in.Head: 14 in. Stefen, Blake, and I went to my 39 week appointment on Tuesday, June 16th. On our way there I asked Stefen if he thought I should ask Sizzly to do anything to get things going. With Blake I was in no […]

  • Third Tri (minus 2 days) = New Baby!

    Third Tri (minus 2 days) = New Baby!

    Baby Measuring on time Moving lots and lots head down in correct position -1 station Mommy Consistent braxton hicks every night Last day of work: June 3rd (37w 4d) Weight gain: 38 pounds total Cravings: Haven’t really had any cravings towards the end, but a few of the things I’ve been eating/ drinking almost daily are… Eggs, my Mom’s […]

  • Family of 3 Soon to be 4 Photos

    Thanks to Amber, our wonderful sister in law and one of Blake’s favorite people, she came over yesterday to take a few photos before Houston arrives.. Less than two weeks before the due date is a little last minute for a photo shoot, but judging from my last pregnancy I could still have twice that […]

  • I’m Having an HBAC

    I’m Having an HBAC

    I am having a hbac, a home birth after a cesarean. Or at least attempting one. Maybe just a vbac, which would still be a natural vaginal birth, but in a hospital. Why is it so hard for me to just say “I’m having a hbac”? Because with my first pregnancy I was 100% sure I […]

  • 2 Tri’s Down, 1 To Go

    2 Tri’s Down, 1 To Go

    Can’t believe I am already writing this post about being 2/3 of the way along in this pregnancy..  It’s crazy how even though at times it seems to drag on (especially during the sickness times) I can look back and realize how fast it really does go by. And now that I officially sound like an […]

  • And He Will Be Called…

    And He Will Be Called…

    Houston James Phelps We couldn’t decide on a name for Blake until he was almost born, and this time around we had a couple of girl names that we had picked out from the first time, but were stuck again on a boy’s name. The story behind the name.. I asked Stefen if we could […]

  • It’s (another) Boy!

    It’s (another) Boy!

    This post is way over due, 8 weeks over due to be exact. So let’s get right to it… Most of you already know that, yes, we are having another boy! I couldn’t be more excited. I wish I could say the same for everyone else but, I understand hearing “it’s a boy” is kind […]

  • Little Brother Or Little Sister?

    Little Brother Or Little Sister?

    Most of you already know this but, for those that don’t.. This baby will be the 15th grandchild for my parents. There are only 3 girls out of 14 kids so far. It’s been almost 6 years since the last girl was born and she lives states away. So I’m sure you can guess the […]