Cy’s Birth Story

Friday, April 3, 2015 My due date comes and goes with no baby. By my actual due date, I already felt impatient and a week overdue because I'd assumed that Cy would be born early since Jaye was early. Monday, April 6, 2015 At my midwife appointment today, Teri and I talked about my concerns with being late and when the baby would happen. I didn't mind being a week late, but every day longer I went, I became more worried about being overdue leading to being induced or more medical interventions. … [Read more...]

Meet Cy

Welcome little Cy. Cy Andrew Schrader was born April 8, 2015 at 12:47 pm. After an intense, short, and beautiful natural birth at the Allen Birthing Center, he made his arrival one week late and weighing 7 lbs 13 oz. Jaye absolutely adores him and is adjusting to being the big sister incredibly well. Mama and Dada absolutely adore him, too. … [Read more...]

What to Buy at Kids Consignment Sales (and What to Skip)

What to Buy at Kids Consignment Sales

Almost 4 years ago, I went to my first kids consignment sale, a Just Between Friends (JBF) sale in Eagan, MN. I was pregnant with my daughter Jaye and had just finished scarfing a hamburger and onion rings from Burger King in the car. I had no clue what to expect. 4 years later, Jaye is 3 and a half and I'm gearing up for my umpteenth kids consignment sale, Just Between Friends Fort Worth to prepare to welcome a new baby in just a few short weeks. So I thought I'd dish up some advice I've … [Read more...]

Pregnancy After Miscarriage

On March 10, I had a miscarriage. In August, I got a positive pregnancy test. Some random reflections on pregnancy after miscarriage. The positive test after the miscarriage felt different. Quieter. Less exuberant joy. Still very happy of course, but more hesitation. We've been hesitant to announce the news, which is kind of funny since we told people about the miscarriage who hadn't known we were pregnant in the first place. I've also been more hesiteant to really rejoice in the news, … [Read more...]

15 Weeks

15 Week Baby Bump

On our way out to dinner at Taco Joint, instead of our usual Haystack Burgers. Hamburgers just haven't sounded good to me this entire pregnancy. Jaye wanted her picture taken too. We haven't told her yet about the new baby. We are planning to wait until closer to 20 weeks. That's all the update I have for this week. I don't remember much since I'm 3 weeks late posting it. … [Read more...]