Birth Stories

Maria’s Birth Story

Maria May Vallette was born on Saturday, June 24th (one day before the Garth Brooks concert -because, duh-). Here's how it went down: On Friday (the day before she was born) I was exhausted and starting to worry a little because the baby hadn't been super active. I spent most of the day laying around the… Continue reading Maria’s Birth Story


It Took Me Four Times….

As I enter the 38th week of my fourth pregnancy, I realize that I'm just now actually getting that this whole pregnancy thing can be an enjoyable experience. I'm actually enjoying being this pregnant. I'm actually taking the time to lay in bed and feel this baby move and soak it all in. I don't… Continue reading It Took Me Four Times….

Miscellanous, Pregnancy

Friday Freak Out: Picture Edition

I went to The Little Flower Shop to grab an end of the year gift for Dane's SPED teacher and Speech Therapist. (Those women have been an incredible blessing this year and I wanted them to know how much we appreciate all they have done for him! Dane has made incredible progress this year: he went… Continue reading Friday Freak Out: Picture Edition

Birth Stories

Juliet’s Birth Story

Here's the story of Juliet's birth! I still can't believe she is here and we are a family of 5. We are about one week in and thus far it's been the easiest transition for our family, but check back with me when she does more than just sleep and eat all day and night.… Continue reading Juliet’s Birth Story

Birth Stories

Dane’s Birth Story

In order for this birth story to make any sense you need to know that Marvin and I took a 12 week Bradley Method Class to prepare for this natural childbirth.  Marvin knows very, very little about the technical details of labor and the main thing he got out of the class was "say no… Continue reading Dane’s Birth Story