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Tired of Loving

I ran into a friend awhile back and we were talking about an old co-worker that left her job on bad terms. It was kind of sudden and a lot of people were caught off guard. But we weren’t dwelling on that, we were talking about the time she worked there, the influence we had […]

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Natural Ways To Induce Labor

With three pregnancies behind me and another six in the future (just testing to see if Stefen is reading this) I’d like to believe I have lots of wisdom to share. I don’t actually feel that way, although I have done quite a bit of research on the matter and have tried almost every labor […]

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Joelle Lindsay’s Birth Story

Birth date: Tuesday, June 13th, 2017Birth Time: 12:12 AMWeight: 8lbs. 13oz.Length: 23 in. You know those parents that are on their second, third, or tenth pregnancy so they think they know what to expect because they have done this before and know their body so well to predict the outcome? Yeah, I was never going to be […]

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Perspective

I’ve found myself saying this word a lot lately. Realizing that as humans we are all different and all have different perspectives. Different priorities, lifestyles, etc. As much as I hate politics, all of the political debates lately has brought this word to my mind even more so. One person is voting for one candidate, […]

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The Ups and Downs of Tandem Nursing

Tandem nursing my two kids is not something I have been very public about, mostly because a lot of people think it’s crazy that I’m still nursing my almost 2-year-old, let alone tandem nursing an almost 2-year-old and a newborn. But for those that are questioning it or considering it, this is for you. To […]

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Labor Pains: Bearable or Horrible?

To all the men reading this (hahaha I know there are no men reading this) I want to say, “Going through labor and giving birth was the hardest thing I have ever done! The pain is like nothing you will ever understand. I am a beast.” To the women.. To you, I want to be honest. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]