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Dear Mom – An Open Letter to Myself

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Benji arrived almost two months ago. Being a mom is an incredible gift —challenging, but incredible. I can remember mom friends telling me about their experience as a first time parent: sleepless nights, diaper changes, and the pure joy of hearing their child coo or smile for the first time 🙂 I listened to their stories with anticipation. Towards the...
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Birth Story: Benjamin Grayson

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On December 2 I sent my mom an early morning text, “today is the day. We are heading to the hospital.” Even at 4 a.m. she replied within minutes, “wait for me!” Everyday for the past two weeks I had sent her a morning update, typically a “yep, still pregnant.” Dare I forget and she called my husband looking for...
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Final Reflections: Preparing for Baby

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They say the last few weeks of pregnancy are the longest. Agreed. Nine months of anticipation, change, belly flutters, and then…waiting (cue “Final Countdown” by Europe). I’ve seen my body transform — wide hips, a growing chest, swollen feet, cellulite, and (of course) a growing bump. My body didn’t fully take on its pregnancy shape until 30 weeks, around the...
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