Author Archives: Ashlee

carson eugene gadd, a surprise birth story.

The last time I blogged, I wrote all about my plans for a scheduled c-section. Eight days later, I went into labor on my own and delivered Carson Eugene Gadd via unmedicated VBAC. The irony of that is not lost … Continue reading

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the c-section elephant in the room.

Dearest blog readers, I feel obligated to tell you that I have decided to have another c-section. Say whaaaaaaaat? It’s true. In case you’re relatively new to this blog, here’s the short version of my first birth: I found out at … Continue reading

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10 ways to treat yo-self.

“Self-care” has been a bit of a buzz phrase in 2014. I remember rolling my eyes at a bunch of blog posts back in January talking about the importance of self-care and self-love and resolutions to “spend more time on me.”  And then … Continue reading

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stop trying to make it perfect.

“I tell him about the weight, the burden of representing something as beautiful and hard and messy and glorious as motherhood—this thing I believe in with all my heart, this thing I am dedicated to, this thing that feels like … Continue reading

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third trimester faves.

1. Jellyfish leather t-bar flats - Last month, ASOS was having a huuuuge sale, and I decided to treat myself to something that would surely fit at this point in pregnancy: shoes. At 8.5 months pregnant, I’m pretty much wearing flats exclusively, … Continue reading

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