Posts tagged: Birth Story

  • The Delivery Room Dish: 'I loved my home water birth.'

    The Delivery Room Dish: 'I loved my home water birth.'
    Welcome to The Delivery Room Dish—a place for new moms to spill on the highs, lows, and nitty gritty of giving birth. What you'll learn: there's no one 'right' way to have a baby, the delivery room is full of choices (even when labor doesn't go as planned), and every mom's got a birth story worth sharing. Up next: Kate Levinson, Founder of Levinson Locations in Chicago, who gave birth to her daughter Minette in January. I realized labor was starting when: The bed felt wet about midnight. I was...

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  • The Delivery Room Dish: 'We were shocked the baby came a month early'

    The Delivery Room Dish:  'We were shocked the baby came a month early'
    Welcome to The Delivery Room Dish—a place for new moms to spill on the highs, lows, and nitty gritty of giving birth. What you'll learn: there's no one 'right' way to have a baby, the delivery room is full of choices (even when labor doesn't go as planned), and every mom's got a birth story worth sharing. Up next: Monica + Andy's Director of Brand Strategy and Digital Content Jessie Mash, who gave birth to her daughter Maxine in November.The first sign of labor was: contractions I thought were Braxton...

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  • The Delivery Room Dish: 'The Most Bizarre Part Was The Small Talk'

    The Delivery Room Dish: 'The Most Bizarre Part Was The Small Talk'
    Welcome to The Delivery Room Dish—a place for new moms to spill on the highs, lows, and nitty gritty of giving birth. What you'll learn: there's no one 'right' way to have a baby, the delivery room is full of choices (even when labor doesn't go as planned), and every mom's got a birth story worth sharing. Up first: Monica + Andy Editorial Director Kristen Dold, who gave birth to her son Peter in May.I knew it was ‘go time’ when: my water broke. I woke up around 3 am...

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  • A Birth Story: Lindsay, Eddie + Hunter

    A Birth Story: Lindsay, Eddie + Hunter
    Chicago-based sales associate Lindsay Rosen gave birth to her little guy, Hunter Clark, on New Year’s Day. Needless to say, she didn’t need to sell us on him. One look at the little guy and we were so excited to be a part of his first photo shoot. Read on to hear about Lindsay’s experience in her own words.What was the best baby-related advice you received before your baby was born?To sleep as much as we could now and cherish the last moments as a family of two and not...

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  • A Birth Story: Nicole, Chris + Charlie

    A Birth Story: Nicole, Chris + Charlie
    Just before the new year, Chicago real estate broker Nicole Hasima became mom to sweet little Charlie. Nicole and her husband Chris (owner of Wicker Park restaurant Clever Rabbit) let us shoot a Gender Reveal with them last fall, so needless to say we were pretty excited to finally meet the little guy—and he didn’t disappoint! Read on to hear more about her pregnancy, why they decided to find out what they were having, and why she requested to do skin to skin after birth.Check out Nicole's Birth StoryWhat was...

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  • Baby Ada James

    Baby Ada James
    Meet baby Ada James. Born December 2017 at 7 lbs, 5oz in Chicago.New mom Laura Garland is a preschool director, so she spends a lot of time with advice-offering moms. Her favorite nugget of wisdom was to not overdo it with the baby books, trust her instincts, and only take in the advice that resonated with her.As for the rest of it? Toss it out. What were you most excited for? To see my husband Dre hold Ada for the first time. We’ve known each other for over 10 years...

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  • Letter to my Baby: Kristin Malta

    Letter to my Baby: Kristin Malta
    My dearest son, this is my wish for you,The day felt like a dreamFrom the moment we knew you were to be.So tiny, yet so loved by your daddy and me.Just a tiny orange seed starting to grow inside of me.I dreamt for you by a sandy ocean shore,that one day I'd be holding youand kissing you forever more.This is my wish for you.The power of love brought you to me.My hope is that you'll grow and flourish and take leaps.Quickly you grew,and so did our visionof your beautiful futureand...

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  • Baby’s First Month: Meet Vivien Grey

    Baby’s First Month: Meet Vivien Grey
    Say hello to Kristie Wagner.Kristie, our Director of Brand Experience, is mom to Jake (age 6) and last month gave birth to a beautiful (and healthy!) baby girl, Vivien Grey.Whether it’s traveling abroad with a newborn (they’re headed to Austria and Croatia next month!) or tackling sleep training, each month Kristie will give us a candid and honest glimpse into her journey of raising two little ones. To start out with, Kristie opens up about why she waited six years for a second baby, her birth plan and the challenges...

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  • A Letter to My Baby: Chelsea Norton

    A Letter to My Baby: Chelsea Norton
    Dear Jack,I built many things while waiting for you. Not physical things, I'm no woodworker, but I spent time and thought tearing down walls and building up dreams in my heart. Each day growing, growing, and growing—making a home for you.I was determined before your Dad and I ever decided to try for you, that I would be positive throughout pregnancy. Even if I was sick every day, I would remember what a gift being a Mama is and I wouldn't diminish that with my words. This laid such a...

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  • What the HECK is a Doula?!

    What the HECK is a Doula?!
    There’s so much to do and remember in the months leading up to baby. Paint the nursery. Pick a stroller. Practice swaddling. The list goes on and on. So if you hear the word “doula” and wonder if you can register for one of those, know that you’re not alone. We’ve all been there. And we get by with a little help from our mommy friends.By definition, a doula is: (noun) a woman experienced in childbirth who provides advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during,...

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