Fears of the Irrational Sort: Expectations vs. Reality of Motherhood

The inviting teal water washed over my feet as I hesitantly stepped deeper into the rolling waves. I was now knee-deep in the Gulf of Mexico, the farthest in I typically like to venture. You see, my life is speckled with irrational fears. I am reminded of them each time I visit the ocean. Although I am fond […]

How to Beat the Baby Blues

During our childbirth preparation session at the hospital, our instructor dedicated a whole evening class to it. Every pregnancy and childbirth book I read discussed it. Moms forewarned me about its potential. Even at the hospital after George’s birth, I was spoken to at length about it. The emotions that accompany pregnancy are truly something […]

From Bump to Baby: Five Things I Learned During Labor [Guest Post]

Hi friends! Currently, I’m siting on the beach with my large extended family for a little R&R this week. While I’m gone, one of my dearest friends, Amanda, has graciously agreed to keep the lights on at the Heights and guest post for a few days! Amanda has such a great heart and is stinking […]

Postpartum Care Kit

Want to read more about pregnancy, labor, postpartum life, and newborn needs? Check out these posts: Best Pregnancy Books How to Relieve Pregnancy Swelling Our Labor Bag Tips for a Natural Hospital Birth Essential Oils for Labor and Delivery Placenta Encapsulation How to Beat the Baby Blues DIY Postpartum Belly Balm How to Survive Colic […]

Our Labor Bag

Want to read more about pregnancy, labor, postpartum life, and newborn needs? Check out these posts: Best Pregnancy Books How to Relieve Pregnancy Swelling Tips for a Natural Hospital Birth Essential Oils for Labor and Delivery Postpartum Care Kit Placenta Encapsulation How to Beat the Baby Blues DIY Postpartum Belly Balm How to Survive Colic […]

Help Me: Postpartum and Nursing Wear

You know what you really shouldn’t do when you’re two weeks postpartum? Shop. Don’t do it. Just, don’t. Unless you have really awesome genes or your kid is nursing like crazy while you’re eating nothing or or or and your body is already back to its pre-pregnancy form. But I’m guessing that’s not the case […]

Postpartum Pondering

Watch out, people; I’m breaking radio silence. The newest Spears on the block finally succumbed to the dreaded nap after a long night’s worth of keeping his parents up, up, and far away from any sleep of their own.  So whilst I should be “sleeping while he sleeps”, I fear my adrenaline has kicked in […]