On Thursday, July 20th I sat in my office at work looking around feeling super anxious and ready for Giselle to be here. I was 39 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I had contractions come and go but they would always subside. I was staying super active. I was taking the stairs to see my patients, walking on my lunch break, squatting, drinking raspberry tea, taking my primrose oil capsules, along with other things to naturally induce labor. I was just ready. My work was caught up. My desk was neat. I called my doctor to see if she could see me cause I just knew that my body was progressing. I went to my appointment excited to hear what she had to say. I was 2 cm dilated and almost fully effaced. I was disappointed at the 2 cm cause I was 2 cm at my last appointment. However, she said that she could feel my water “bulging” and that my water could break at any moment. Read more
I decided to share my birth plan so you can understand why I chose to not have certain things during my labor. As I mentioned in my birth story, I trusted my body a lot. I also remained very positive throughout my pregnancy and had intentions to remain positive if my birth didn’t go as I had hoped. Every birth is beautiful whether it’s a C-section, vaginal, medicated: they are all beautiful. Read more
I can’t believe Giselle is 3 months already! I’m so excited for all the milestones to look forward to the next couple of weeks & months. However, I am sad that the newborn stage is finished. It’s true what they say about enjoying your newborn despite the sleepless nights: enjoy it because the newborn phase ends quickly. Read more
I’ve officially been a mother for 3 months now and it has been a beautiful journey, accompanied with its emotions & its challenges. I read so much before giving birth. I researched a lot & I mean a lot. However, there are so many things that I’ve learnt so far that could only be learned by experience. Read more
I am Mayra & I am a 28 year old, full time working, single, first time mommy! My baby Giselle is 2 months old and has been my biggest blessing. I love being a mother and feel very passionate about doing my best at being a mom.