Category: Twins

New baby, new love…bonding with each baby is different

New baby, new love…bonding with each baby is different

Feeling closer to one baby or another at first is not a good or bad thing; it’s just what it is. I will fully admit I bonded with my oldest daughter (a singleton) a lot earlier than I did with my twin daughters.

My twin pregnancy and birth story aka the time Akron Children’s Hospital saved my daughters’ lives – PART 2

My twin pregnancy and birth story aka the time Akron Children’s Hospital saved my daughters’ lives – PART 2

I was on my way to the hospital, apparently in labor and it was totally uneventful. Things REALLY picked up! Here is Part 2 of my twin birth story.

My twin pregnancy and birth story aka the time Akron Children’s Hospital saved my daughters’ lives – PART 1

My twin pregnancy and birth story aka the time Akron Children’s Hospital saved my daughters’ lives – PART 1

In 2013, I became a patient at Akron Children’s Hospital. Saying I was a patient sounds confusing because it’s a pediatric hospital and I am an adult. I never thought I could be a patient as an adult, but as a woman pregnant with twins (ie. a high risk pregnancy) it was the absolute best place for me to be. Here’s my patient, pregnancy and delivery experience. Here is Part 1.

One-upping and feeling like I’m back in high school

One-upping and feeling like I’m back in high school

I hate to admit it, but I lowered myself to “high school Michelle” and found myself in a conversation with someone I met for the first time and I was actively one-upping her.  I am embarrassed, but I must to let it out. The scene: […]

Follow your mama gut

Follow your mama gut

What is my mama gut? For me, it’s the feeling of knowing just what to do with my daughters in a given situation. My mama gut has grown stronger every minute of the day since my oldest daughter was born. My gut’s guidance is strong […]

Beyond Baby Blues.  What you should know about Postpartum Depression (PPD)

Beyond Baby Blues. What you should know about Postpartum Depression (PPD)

Moms experience PPD, and it’s OK. Ladies, we are hard enough on ourselves! Mommy guilt is pervasive. I would like this blog to help the mom sitting at home with her new baby (or 11 month old) or pregnant with a baby right now (yes, PPD can show up before the baby arrives!) feeling like something is just not right. You are not alone.

Hooray for Boobies: Breastfeeding Support for Moms

Hooray for Boobies: Breastfeeding Support for Moms

It’s World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1-7)! All moms are amazing and nursing support makes all the difference. Here is my support group of nursing mamas!

How long is a full term pregnancy?  40 weeks

How long is a full term pregnancy? 40 weeks

How long do you want to be pregnant? When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I thought a full-term pregnancy was 36 weeks because pregnancies last for 9 months right? I was 100% WRONG. How long do you want to be pregnant? Ideally, 40 weeks, and our babies need as much time in the womb as possible to grow and develop.

Skinny bitch: Passing judgment and making assumptions is a waste of energy

Skinny bitch: Passing judgment and making assumptions is a waste of energy

My mind is guilty of jumping to conclusions, passing judgment and making assumptions. How often do you see someone who is pretty and thin and think skinny bitch? What has this woman done to warrant such a moniker from me – exist in my presence? I’m going to invest my thoughts and energy on the people who matter in my life…

Setting Parenting Expectations: How to make parenting less stressful

Setting Parenting Expectations: How to make parenting less stressful

I often hear, “Well you are lucky, you have easy kids.” I think there’s more to it than luck, it’s where I set my expectations and I look for the positive in every situation. I also try to tune in to what my kids needs are and what they are trying to communicate. Every baby has their own way of telling you what they want and what works for them.

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