T's Birth Story | Happy Mom Musings

T’s Birth Story

I shared K’s birth story when she was one, now I am finally sharing T’s and he is more than two!  Even though it has been a while I do want to share it as T’s birth was a wonderful experience (and I did write most of this soon after the birth).  It was painful,…

Second Pregnancy: 9 Month Update

Second Pregnancy: 9 Months

The past few weeks have been good.  I have been in a really good mood as we are in the final stretch.  Well, aside from some emotional moments…  Sometimes, I am overwhelmed with the things I want to get done and my lack of energy to do them.  And, honestly, K has been challenging me…

Birth Preparation | Happy Mom Musings

Birth Preparation

Unlike in our first pregnancy, Mr. S and I decided not to take a birth class again this time.  Instead, we are doing our own preparation and practice using materials from a hypnobabies course a friend is letting us borrow.  I am also incorporating belly dance and some pregnancy exercises and stretches to make sure…

36 Weeks and Nesting Update | Happy Mom Musings

36 Weeks and Nesting Update

At 36 weeks, we are 4 weeks away from our guess date!  So, I wanted to give you a quick update. 36 weeks was also the date I had in mind to get all of my projects around the house done… which of course has not happened.  But I am making some progress! Baby is…

Second Pregnancy: 8 Months | Happy Mom Musings

Second Pregnancy: 8 Months

This past month I got quite a lot of nesting done!  I have been cleaning the house as well as putting some of the creative energy I am feeling into projects – some for the home and some for materials and toys for K and Little Squish.  The crib and the upstairs changing pad are…

Preparing to Breastfeed Again | Happy Mom Musings

Preparing to Breastfeed Again, with IGT

Last time I was pregnant, I did some breastfeeding preparation (see breastfeeding class 1, and class 2), but I never imagined the struggle that it would be.  This time, I know what to expect from my body before-hand and have done more research on how to address my specific issues, namely insufficient glandular tissue.  (See…

Second Pregnancy: 7 Months | Happy Mom Musings

Second Pregnancy: 7 Months

We hit 7 months at 30 weeks. We are 10 weeks away from our “guess date,” but only 6 weeks away from when our midwives encourage us to have everything ready prepared (I think this is good since I can then spend the last month or so relaxing and just doing maintenance cleaning, etc.  Our…

Second Pregnancy: 6 Months | Happy Mom Musings

Second Pregnancy: 6 Month Update

In case you missed the announcement, we found out at our ultrasound that Little Squish is a boy!  I have been enjoying looking at little boy clothes and blankets online.  At 26 weeks, we are finishing the second trimester, and beginning the third at 27 weeks.  I have already started nesting with a few organizational…