Nora’s Birth Story – Part I

Nora’s Birth Story – Part I

Today Nora is 2 months old!  It’s amazing how fast the time is going by.  I keep meaning to post Nora’s birth story, but to be honest, I’ve had a really hard time writing it.  Partly, because it’s so intertwined with my own health story, and partly because it’s been a really difficult season in our lives as a family, and I just haven’t had the same motivation to blog.  However, despite it all, Nora’s birth should absolutely be celebrated, and this blog is not only a way for me to connect with all of you – but also a way for me to document and archive important moments in our life as a family.  So, I’ve finally written the whole story down!  I’ll warn you right up front – this is a long story, and it’s as much about my heart health as it is about Nora’s birth – I just couldn’t find a way to separate the two stories.  So, as a result, I’ve written it in two parts, for better or for worse.

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Hospital Essentials: What to Pack

Hospital Essentials: What to Pack

So, as many of you know, I’m expecting baby #4 this fall.  My actual due date isn’t until October 30th, but due to my recent cardiac health issues, we will actually be meeting baby at 33 weeks!

While there’s a certain element of excitement that goes along with the idea of meeting this sweet babe sooner than we thought, the reality of it also hit me full force that we have a lot less time to get everything in order – including packing up our hospital bags.

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