How I Lost the Baby Weight

Weather Anchor Mama

I stepped on the scale at least two times during my maternity leave, and the needle never moved. But when I looked in the mirror, it was like I had become the incredible shrinking woman. People would ask me how I lost the baby weight and I’d reply by saying, “I didn’t stress out about […]

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My Maternity Leave Comes to an End

My maternity leave is now officially over. I thought that I would be returning to work with everything in order. But, I quickly realized that I had a lot of unfinished business to do.  

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Baby O’s Birth Story (Part 4)

The birth of our son

Baby O’s Birth Story Part 1 Baby O’s Birth Story Part 2 Baby O’s Birth Story Part 3 It was 5:11PM when Baby O entered the world. I had been so exhausted from pushing that I didn’t bother to ask the gender, or maybe I just didn’t care. My baby arrived safely, and that’s all […]

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Baby O’s Birth Story (Part 3)

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Baby O’s Birth Story Part 1 Baby O’s Birth Story Part 2 After the OB came in to check to see if I had dilated any further, he broke my water. Once the amniotic fluid started to flow, that’s when the contractions grew stronger. I thought the technique I learned from the Lamaze class a […]

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How I Avoid Holding Baby O All Day

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It’s been an interesting first three weeks so far. Baby O is such a great baby. I feel so blessed. For the most part, he’s pretty easy to figure out.  He only cries when he’s hungry, needs to be changed, or is just uncomfortable. Breastfeeding has been providing him with added comfort, in addition to […]

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Baby O’s Birth Story (Part 2)

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(Click here to check out part 1) As crazy as it may sound all I kept thinking about was not being able to eat the entire day. I know you must be thinking, “This chick is a greedy beeyotch! How could she be thinking about food at a time like this?!” The thought of having […]

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Baby O’s Birth Story (Part 1)

Mommy & Princess

I thought this day would never come. The last few weeks of my pregnancy seemed extremely slow moving. The contractions would come and then stop suddenly. At one point I thought that maybe this baby just had no plans of coming out. When I was pregnant with Princess, my water broke at 38 weeks. With […]

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A New Addition to Our Family!

Baby O

We’d like to welcome baby O’Shea to our family. He arrive July 25th at 5:11 PM weighing in at a whopping 8lbs, 20in.  Stay tuned for our birth story and video. For now, here are a couple of pics. Thanks so much for all your kind words. We are so excited and just want to […]

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40 Weeks: Time to Bounce!

40Weeks preggers

The tightening of my uterus crescendos and then decrescendos. My tummy goes from a perfectly round ball to a rolling hill. This kid is all over the place! I think it’s time. But after an hour or so, I feel nothing. In my mind I scream, “Hey baby! You are fully cooked. Now it’s time to […]

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40 Weeks is Knocking at My Door

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Every day I wake up thinking, this has got to be the day. I’ll be 40 weeks tomorrow, and I can’t believe we’ve made it this far. I’d get contractions off and on throughout the day. Then, nothing happens. The other night I started to feel my uterus tighten almost every minute for about 15 […]

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My Hubby Threatened to Divorce Me

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My hubby said to me this morning: “F*** you, I want a divorce if you take castor oil. That thing can hurt the baby!” “It won’t hurt the baby. I’m full term now,” I said. “Why don’t you just get drunk and hit the crack pipe too, since you won’t harm the baby!” he responded […]

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39 Weeks: The Clock is Ticking

39 Weeks Preggers

I didn’t think I’d make it this far in my pregnancy. Between the cramps and intense pressure, among other symptoms previously mentioned throughout my pregnancy diaries, I thought I’d be delivering earlier. I was 38 weeks when I gave birth to Princess. I remember coming home from work, taking a shower, and hitting the sack. […]

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Three on the Way?

I’ve always made it a point to talk to Princess about being a big sis. I think it’s important to prepare her for the big change that’s ahead. At first she wasn’t too excited about the idea of having a new addition to the family. But, clearly she’s had an about face. She’s already making […]

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38 Weeks: What if I have a boy?

38 weeks preggers

Let the countdown begin! I’ve been feeling those Braxton Hicks contractions again. But, still nothing consistent. I feel it most at night, sometimes out of no where! As I mentioned previously, my bags are all packed and I’m ready to go. I’ve also got some stuff done around the house, and have done some shopping […]

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My Bags are Packed & I’m Ready to go!

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It’s only a matter of days until I deliver, and I’m excited to get this baby out! A complete stranger said to me, “YOU GOT SO BIG IN A MATTER OF A WEEK!” Really? I wanted to give this person a a piece of my mind. But, I said absolutely nothing and kept it moving. […]

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