Just before Labor Day nine years ago, I was so pregnant. It was early September at the end of a long, hot, pregnant summer. Our second baby boy - our Cupcake - wasn’t due until the end of the...
Her name still sits in the notes of my phone. I happen upon it from time to time and can’t bring myself to delete it. It’s the name of the little girl I expected but that never was. I...
Topics related to sex are not publicly spoken, so topics relating to infertility get whispered or not talked about. This leaves those dealing with infertility in the dark and feeling alone. Did you know that 1 in 8 people deal with infertility? That means...
In everything I do and everything I watch, there seems to be a common denominator. Death. I realize this doesn’t sound like a positive thing, but I started thinking about what that means. Most television shows I watch, most...
On a Monday evening in January 2012, I shared the good news with my boss and many of our closest friends: we were 11 weeks pregnant! We would be parents in August for the very first time. But in...
First, I feel like you need to know how normal I am. I mean... I do make my own laundry detergent, but I drink a lot of Dr. Pepper. My kids eat fruit and vegetables and meat and Cheetos. I'm a girl who's all about some essential oils and organic produce, but if your arm is broken you need to get yourself to the ER. Got a cold? TAKE SOME NYQUIL for crying out loud.
On a special day in May, I will deliver my third child via cesarean section, my third– one with each of my children. Though I admit that maybe “happy” isn’t the right word, I am at peace with this...
I keep finding myself writing about pregnancy, but the deal is, I’m pregnant. It’s pretty much on my mind all the time thanks to the growing belly and other accoutrements. But this weekend, I noticed there are impacts of...
I hate being pregnant. The end result is wonderful, but the whole pregnancy process, in my opinion, is for the birds. I wonder at the miracle of life formed in my body and still think the whole thing just...
This time, seeing that pink little plus sign brought equal amounts joy and fear. What did we just do? I am expecting our third child in May, and this season, so far, has been rather unpleasant. My first two pregnancies...

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A Change in Seasons | East Texas Moms

Interestingly enough, I started this post several weeks before Snowmaggedon 21 hit Texas. This post means way more to me now than it did...