Lately // January 2015

Lately // January 2015

At the start of January, I thought that this would be my last full month “sans children.” I anticipated that the next four weeks would be spent enduring pregnancy aches and pains, finishing up the nursery, mentally preparing for labor, and enjoying some final moments of rest and relaxation before I entered into the world…Continue Reading

Charlie’s Birth Story: Part Two

Charlie’s Birth Story: Part Two

(This is the conclusion of Charlie’s birth story. Head here to read Part One.) The twenty-minute drive from South Coast Midwifery to the obstetrician’s office at Hoag Hospital was not a pleasant one: my contractions remained regular and fairly intense, but beyond the physical pain, I was overwhelmed by feelings of fear and uncertainty. I…Continue Reading

Charlie’s Birth Story: Part One

Charlie’s Birth Story: Part One

At the beginning of the year, I chose the word “Open” to be my Word of 2015. My hope was that this word would remind me to be more open and flexible in the coming year. At the time, I had no idea how applicable this word would be in my son’s birth story! Charlie…Continue Reading

Hello, Charlie!

Hello, Charlie!

We are thrilled to introduce our precious, healthy, and utterly perfect baby boy, Charleston Michael Jernejcic! Charlie surprised us all by making an early debut! He was born on January 16 at 1:43 in the morning, after nearly 24 hours of labor. Full birth story (and LOTS of pictures) to come! Everyone is healthy, and…Continue Reading

Personal Advice from a Mom-to-Be

Personal Advice from a Mom-to-Be

Dear Mama Kendra, Congratulations! I hope that this letter finds you happily recuperating from giving birth to an adorable, healthy baby boy. Please accept these words from your former self—written weeks before you were filled with the joys of having a newborn, and also before the days of total sleep deprivation—with all of the love…Continue Reading