I had another baby!

Wow, has it been a long time since I’ve published on here, or what? First, an explanation of my long absence:

As my four year old has gotten older, I’ve found it harder and harder to find time for writing because I’m still home with her. we have potty training issues, part of which seem to be medical. We’re looking into that, but specialists…it takes a long time to get into them. a long wait for an MRI. I’ll write about that sometime, hopefully when we’re finally out the other side? A mama can hope! But anyway, preschools won’t accept my kiddo because she isn’t potty trained, so home with me she remains.

In November 2022, we found out we were having a surprise baby!

And man, was the pregnancy rough.

Hyperemesis.

A sneaky case of gestational diabetes, much like with my first.

Hypertension for the last few weeks of the pregnancy.

Postpartum hypertension resulting in readmission, and a scary medicine reaction in the hospital.

I’m almost two months postpartum, back in the world of baby, and my mind is buzzing with all the things I want to write about, both refreshers from my first time around and totally new experiences, because it turns out, every baby, pregnancy, and “fourth trimester” really is different!

When my life calms down enough for me to write again, I’ll be posting on a wide range of topics, including my birth story, c-sections, breastfeeding, postpartum, hypertension and pre-eclampsia, baby reflux, gestational diabetes, and of course, so many aspects of living—surviving—daily life with a baby.

I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supports this site and this project, and I look forward to jumping back into the world of baby together!

~Kaitlyn

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