Dear Diary... 5 weeks I am writing this exactly five weeks into my longed-for pregnancy. Whoever said that infertility veterans should not complain about pregnancy symptoms is a jerk. You know I’m no whiner. You know I have a crazy pain tolerance—both...
Motherhood comes with a host of choices to make about what is best for you, your family, and your child. We at Alamo City Moms Blog have a variety of moms who want to embrace these choices instead of...
The day I knew I wanted to be a mother I was 10 years old. I told my grandma, who is now 93 and still remembers, that I wanted four boys. The day I decided to start trying for a baby...

My Deployment Baby

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I'm not sure if most people are aware, but "deployment babies" are an actual thing. A lot of military families end up having a baby shortly after the service member returns from deployment, because well, you know... It's been a...
In honor of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day, and currently at 16 weeks pregnant after four miscarriages and one failed IVF embryo transfer, I share with you an open letter to our baby girl. A healthy pregnancy after...
My brother came to me with a concerned look on his face when we brought our first daughter home from the hospital, just days after she was born. "So, they just let you take her from the hospital without...
The phone rang at 11:23 A.M. today. I already knew who it was. It was THE call I had fantasized about for the last three months. THE call determining the life I would now have. The size of my family...
I've made it past the half way point in my pregnancy!  I’m feeling like a normal person again and have more than enough energy to participate in life again.  Smells don’t bother me (much) anymore and even though I...

Back-to-Back Babies

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In the days leading up to Baby Girl’s first birthday, I found myself overwhelmingly emotional. Yes, I was exhausted from working full-time, chasing after a baby who was turning into a toddler, and being 20 weeks pregnant. But this...
October is known for being Breast Cancer Awareness month, but do you know that it's also National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month? In 1988, then-President Ronald Reagan declared October a month to honor those who have lost children: When a...
Motherhood comes with a host of choices to make about what is best for you, your family, and your child. We at Alamo City Moms Blog have a variety of moms who want to embrace these choices instead of...
During my pregnancy with my second child, not a day passed that I did not freak out. I have to push another human out of my body. I wave to wipe another butt. What have I gotten myself into?...
Becoming a mom wasn’t easy for me. If you’ve been reading our lovely blog for very long, you may recall some of my stories about our struggles with infertility. As ACMB pays tribute to the multi-faceted beauty of motherhood, I’ve...
The day our daughter was born I was not ready to become a mommy. I mean, I was excited about the future; I had started to feel her kick just a few short weeks earlier and we had just...

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San Antonio Shines Bright with Holiday Lights (2022 Edition)

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Some of my fondest memories of the holiday season throughout the years include some kind of takeout (Taco Bell cinnamon churros when I was...

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