I don’t remember much from the delivery — but I remember hearing him cry for the first time. I remember my husband telling me how incredibly beautiful he was — the most beautiful thing he’d ever seen. I remember seeing him in the incubator as they wheeled him out of the room to the NICU. I […]
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Almost 10 years passed from the day I started trying to have a baby to the day I brought my first baby home. Ten years of dreaming and planning and praying and crying. Ten years of invasive tests and shattered hopes. I had spent a decade of my life becoming an expert about my own […]
As far as Dorian goes, we’re on the right track. I love him endlessly. He’s my beautiful little cherub. I can’t help but shower him with affection any chance he’ll let me. One day, I want to tell him everything. I want him to know this wasn’t easy for me, but it was worth it. […]
Bloom 2018 was a wonderful three-hour event celebrating pregnancy, birth, and those precious first two years. We at Fort Worth Moms Blog (FWMB) are forever grateful for all the DOZENS of people who made the event possible. Those 150 attendees also filled up our hearts with encouragement and motivation to do more, be more, and […]
You’ve had six weeks to heal and become a “normal” person again, which is super easy with all those restful nights of consistent shut-eye you’re bound to be getting. Your partner has waited six loooooooooong weeks for your postpartum appointment and for permission from your OBGYN that you’re ready for sex again. He will ask […]
Pregnancy is beautiful, but it isn’t always sexy. With internal organs in new locations, a protruding abdomen, and a soccer player using your womb like an arena, it’s difficult to get your head in the game. Pregnant sex requires creativity, patience, and a little flexibility. And if you’ve ever been pregnant, you know such things […]
I have no idea how people go through the hope/despair cycle without losing their minds. But many people close to me have endured it for years. Watching people I love struggle with infertility has reshaped how I think and communicate about my own pregnancies and my children.