Motherhood

I had done extensive research into how to prepare for labour. I listened to countless podcasts, read articles and books galore, and eagerly paid attention during my prenatal classes. I was ready for labour. What I failed to realize was that labour lasts anywhere from a few hours to maybe a few days in the … Continue reading Motherhood

Sawyer’s Birth Story

On June 20th at 8:56 pm, I became a mother. "Babe, I think your mucus plug is in the toilet. Want to see it?" Those where the words that woke me from what I didn't know then would be my last 8 hour sleep in a while, the morning of Monday, June 19th. I got … Continue reading Sawyer’s Birth Story

6 Ways I’m Preparing for Birth

Just over 3 weeks until my due date! Cue the music.... "It's the final countdown!" Go on any mommy forum, and you will find countless anecdotal tips and tricks on how to ensure a spontaneous, quick, and relatively "easy" labour. Talk to any of your friends who have had babies, and they too will give you … Continue reading 6 Ways I’m Preparing for Birth

Pregnancy isn’t glamorous

Pregnancy has taught me a lot. I’m writing this post not to freak anyone out, but rather to shed light on the not so glowing realities of pregnancy. For starters, I have learned that the fun parts of it are glamourized and perhaps overemphasized compared to the gross and sometimes depressing parts. Sure, if you’re … Continue reading Pregnancy isn’t glamorous

Baby’s Sex Reveal

I was so convinced I already knew the sex of my baby, but boy was I wrong! When I got pregnant, I decided I didn't want to find out the sex of the baby. This was something my husband and I hadn't discussed before. In my stubborn way, I just figured, my body, my way. … Continue reading Baby’s Sex Reveal

My 4 Pregnancy Prep Resources

I'm navigating my way through pregnancy for the first time, and here are a few of the things I am currently obsessed with. Mother's Wellness Stretch Mark Blend from Sage - My girlfriend, a new mama herself, gave me a bottle of this oil as a gift. It has a light smell and absorbs quickly … Continue reading My 4 Pregnancy Prep Resources

Super Green Smoothie

My dietary choices don't always reflect the perfect healthy vegan that I strive to be. In fact, this weekend I discovered Daiya mozzarella, and it was Grilled Cheese Sandwich City at my house. Needless to say, this momentary lapse has left me feeling bloated, gassy, and a little backed up! So it's my Super Green … Continue reading Super Green Smoothie