ourlittleo:

It’s all just been so perfect. Better than I ever imagined. She is such a beautiful, bright source of love and joy. I can’t even begin to describe it.

Halloween is the friggin bees knees. Especially when you have a Potter pumpkin.

Halloween is the friggin bees knees. Especially when you have a Potter pumpkin.

a-rebelangel said: Has anyone switched doctors mid pregnancy? I've seriously had it with my doctors office today so I am thinking of switching. I have no positive feelings toward my doctor and her staff and I don't think I need that negativity in the delivery room.

inthelifeofahousewife:

lovealwaysangelairene:

raising-our-armybrat:

themommypage:

You definitely should switch if you don’t like your doctor!

I have. I switched at 25 weeks bc I hated my OB on post. I switched my tricare to standard so I could be seen off post. Best decision ever.

I switched, albeit early on in my pregnancy. I wasn’t happy but didn’t NOT like my OB, but when I had to go elsewhere for a different issue because my OB refused to treat me for it, I ended up completely switching to my new OB who would treat me. Best. Decision. Ever.
EVER. Seriously, if you’re not happy, just switch. It is in no way worth staying with a healthcare provider if you’re unhappy. I don’t care if you are 6 weeks, 24 weeks, or 36 weeks, if you’re not happy then change providers.

I switched to a midwife at 18 weeks after I decided I had enough with my prior OB. Best decision ever. If you’re not comfortable, switch!

I switched at 36 weeks. Best decision I ever made!!

Olivia’s Birth Story (with photos!)

ourlittleo:

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On Wednesday, September 18, I went to the last midwife appointment of my pregnancy. I was at 39+3 weeks pregnant, and feeling pretty miserable. At my previous 2 appointments, I had been 1 cm and 25% effaced. I asked her to check me at this one and, if she could, strip my membranes. She checked me and I was at 2 cm and 50% effaced. When she stripped my membranes, my mucus plug came out and I had a huge contraction. She seemed pretty confident that I would have my baby within the next few days.

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Now that she’s a month old D:

Nope. Not tonight.

inthelifeofahousewife:

Contractions get strong, then they die out a bit. Repeat. I suppose I should get some sleep so I have energy for the real thing :)

<3 YES, get some sleep! I had this for 2 or 3 days before Olivia got here. In fact, I got so used to what I thought was false labor (but was really just a drawn out early labor) that I refused to believe it when my water broke! Haha.

Good luck, mama! Your babe will be here so soon <3

Olivia Margot Kate, 7 lbs 12 ounces, 21 in. She. Is. Perfect. Hasn&#8217;t fussed for more than a couple seconds even once. 18 hours of natural labor, 2+ hours of hellacious pushing, every single second was worth it. #thelittlehomieinmytummy #39weeks #perfect #newborn

Olivia Margot Kate, 7 lbs 12 ounces, 21 in. She. Is. Perfect. Hasn’t fussed for more than a couple seconds even once. 18 hours of natural labor, 2+ hours of hellacious pushing, every single second was worth it. #thelittlehomieinmytummy #39weeks #perfect #newborn

On being wifed up at 23:

mamaern:

I’ve often seen people share that quote, something like “getting married at 22 is kind of like leaving a party at 9:30.” This does not offend me. I agree. I left with the hottest and funnest person at the party and we picked up a pizza on the way home and are snuggled up watching Mad Men together, and everyone else is still at the party getting super wasted and barfing on themselves and making regrettable decisions.

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Marriage isn’t 50/50, it’s 100/100. When you gave your vows you weren’t giving half of yourself, you were giving your whole self, everything you are. So you don’t give half of your self, expecting your spouse to meet you halfway. Real love is when you give your whole self, expecting nothing in return. And when two people both show that selfless love, it paints a beautiful picture of what marriage is really about.
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Oh, the feeling just hit me. Where did the time get to?

Oh, the feeling just hit me. Where did the time get to?

lizawithazed:

twigwise:

missfeministfangirl:

In the vein of that last post here is a compilation video of soldiers being welcomed home by their dogs. Feeling blue or having a craptastic day? seriously watch this

I cannot stop grinning

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