How to tell your husband that… And can you please just look at Judah’s expression in that second photo again? It’s like he knew what was going
Despite some physical difficulties and some fairly major emotional difficulties as we learned our son might have down syndrome, I absolutely loved being pregnant. It’s such a
Why it’s important to have a birth plan even when things don’t always go according to plans. I’ve given birth twice now, which in no way makes
A life-altering experience Childbirth is a defining moment for a woman – the tangible kick-off to your motherhood endeavor. As important as pregnancy is, birth is where the
How I dealt with gender disappointment during pregnancy when finding out I was having a boy. We were convinced it was a girl. We wanted a girl.
How do you prepare for your second baby—both in heart and in mind? When I was preparing for my second baby, I often had (silly) thoughts
Dr. Heather Rupe and Jessica Wolstenholm, Authors of the Pregnancy Companion. Adriel: First off, thanks for “visiting” the Memos for an interview Jessica. It’s great to have
The problem with writing a birth story is the problem of giving justice to the holiness and perfection of the event itself – the miracle of birth.
Friends, it’s been quite the year. I celebrated my first year of motherhood. I watches as my baby morphed into a toddler. I lived through a category
That moment. The one bursting with my wail of thanks and relief and joy. The one that made the pain and strain, the fight and
[About postpartum recovery: part 3 of 6 originally published here as part of “100 things I’ve learned about pregnancy, birth, babies, and motherhood” in honor of my