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07.17.17

by ironborn· July 21, 2017· in Uncategorized· 0 comments
What a day Monday was, and will forever be for my new family.   And to say it didn’t go as planned is a massive understatement.     You see, Sunday morning I woke up like any normal day, well normal for 40+6 weeks pregnant; uncomfortable and tired but nothing out of the ordinary.   I noticed I wasn’t feeling a lot of movement from Molly and became a little worried.  We set an appointment to see our midwife that afternoon.  Molly was fine and after being checked, my midwife determined I was 3cm dilated.     My midwife decided to strip my membranes and send me home with some castor oil, all with the intention of kickstarting labor – which it did.      I went into labor at 9pm and began tracking my contractions with Danny’s help.  We were ready to take on our homebirth with all of the techniques and strategies we’d learned in our Bradley Method Birthing Class.   At 11 pm my water broke and my contractions got closer together.  My midwife headed to our home around 12:30 and when she arrived she checked me to see how far along I was.  I had progressed […]
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To answer some FAQ for my dear family, friends, and support network – I know your questions are all well meaning but, honestly, I’m exhausted from repeating myself …. so here it goes: Yes, I am still pregnant.   Yes, I am overdue – I was due Monday, July 10.   No, I will not be induced because I’m having a Home birth.   Natural induction techniques will be used next week if necessary.    Yes, I’m aware a Home birth has “risks” …. so does a hospital birth and this is my journey and what my husband and I have chosen.   Yes, a Home birth means no drugs, no medicine, no epidural.  #allnatural Yes, I feel like I’m 40+ weeks pregnant so please just guess how I’m feeling.   Yes, I’m still working because I have work to do and can’t just sit at home.    No, I’m no longer working out because keeping my eyelids open is a good enough workout for me.    Yes, I sleep like shit and am thoroughly exhausted.    Yes, Molly is totally fine and content on the inside for now.    No, when I do go into labor, you will not know. […]
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I’ve been saying it for a while now.      Your THOUGHTS will become your THINGS.     I know people don’t always believe me, and that’s alright, but today I am here to prove to you just how powerful your thoughts are.   Every year, Ocala Magazine, a local publication here in Ocala, Florida does a contest for the top 40 professionals under 40 years old called the 40 Under 40.   I decided that this year I wanted to be nominated.   Nominations occur during the month of February every year so on February 1st I began writing “I’m in the 40 under 40 in 2017” 15 times every day.  As I reflect back in my journal, I actually only wrote this statement for just 15 days – not even the entire month.     The power of writing this message and manifesting it into my life did not go unnoticed by the universe.     I was in fact nominated as one of the top 40 individuals in Ocala under the age of 40 for 2017 by our community and my peers and this month the publication was released.   You see, I told the universe what was […]
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