Dear Stretch Marks & Saggy Skin

I've been through the presence of many of your kind. My weight fluctuations gave way to both. Stretch marks have tattooed my breasts, arms, thighs, and hips since my preteen years. There has always been a little jiggle all over my body, too. I've allowed others to make me feel like you don't belong on … Continue reading Dear Stretch Marks & Saggy Skin

Being A Stay At Home Mom

You may find it helpful to (re)read my thoughts about becoming a stay at home mom and about my birthing experience. It's been a little over 4 months of momming. This is a partial sum of my experience. Listen to the audio version here! How Do I Mom? My experience with kids was occasionally taking … Continue reading Being A Stay At Home Mom

I Don’t Want My Pre Pregnancy Body Back

I understand the sentiment and get what people are reaching for when they say they want their pre pregnancy body (PPB) back, but I don't want mine back. Past is Past My PPB was amazing! I took for granted how well I typically felt until morning sickness took over. I also didn't recognize how amazing … Continue reading I Don’t Want My Pre Pregnancy Body Back

My Vaginal, Unmedicated, Homebirth

Why? Why vaginal birth? Many articles casually suggested getting a c-section, but I knew I was too healthy for such a thing. Plus, vaginal made the most sense because it's natural though I had many ignorant fears sold to me by the media. Once I was educated, it was still a little scary to imagine … Continue reading My Vaginal, Unmedicated, Homebirth

Becoming a Stay At Home Mom

Written before baby was born. Home Grown I've always been a homebody. As a child, I stayed mostly at home, finding adventure mostly in my house via books and writing. Occasionally I'd stray with my mom for a walk around the district, but my home and mind had everything I needed. As a teenager, I … Continue reading Becoming a Stay At Home Mom

What I’ll Miss & Not Miss About Pregnancy

Since I recently had a child, my next few blog posts will be about my pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. This was the first thing I wrote as my due date approached because I was looking forward to what it meant to no longer be pregnant while simultaneously missing it already. Holding on to being steadily … Continue reading What I’ll Miss & Not Miss About Pregnancy

10 More Things I Learned About Pregnancy

Make sure you read the first ten here. If you're curious about knowing more about any of these things, Google it up. There's plenty more about each than I want to get into. 1. You May Poop On Yourself During Delivery: I had to start here y'all! This is so, so common. The muscles used … Continue reading 10 More Things I Learned About Pregnancy

10 Things I Learned About Pregnancy

There's so much more than 10 things, but a woman's gotta start somewhere. 1 I Am Not Infertile: I've had this reoccurring thought/fear I'm infertile and would deserve it because deep down I'm not a good person. I don't precisely know its origin, but it's work in progress. I was always undecided about having children, … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned About Pregnancy

Marriage

You know one thing I enjoy? Weddings. I love watching people profess the depths of their hearts to each other. It gives me chills and brings tears to my eyes. Depending on the culture, weddings can look different, but mostly love is at the heart of it. I enjoy dressing up for it, eating the … Continue reading Marriage

Baby Forest

Every day since finding out she was pregnant, Vee took long walks along one of the many paths trailing near her house in the forest. As she walked, she'd rub her tummy and tell a made up story about the forest to her growing baby. No matter the weather or how she was feeling, which … Continue reading Baby Forest