Third Pregnancy: 4 Months

I am so happy to be doing a monthly update with my third baby! This baby is something I have been wishing for for a while, but life happens. I am so grateful to experience pregnancy again, even though the first trimester was really really rough. For right now, I am calling this baby “Sprout”…

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…