It was Sunday, 3:45 am. I woke up to lower back pain. I then proceeded to the bathroom, but little did I know that labor had just begun. It didn’t take long for the nausea to set in, it was followed by regurgitating the wonderful dinner I had enjoyed with with my husband and mother-in-law. What a shame! But before I continue I will walk you through the previous 12 hours as I feel they tell a much broader picture of my ordeal. Read more
Now that my baby has arrived, I wanted to share with you what I brought to the hospital with me. Not everything is essential, but the items below will cover all of your bases to be prepared for a natural birth. This reduces stress and makes the whole experience more comfortable.
Coconut rolled dates bring me back to my childhood visiting my grandparents’ house. My grandfather has always loved to snack on dates and nuts. Just about every time we came to their house, they would have coconut rolled dates from the store as snacks and they were addictive! Read more