15 C-Section Shockers

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When I think back to my C-section nearly six years ago, the emotions are mixed. On one hand, it was the best thing that ever happened to me because I got to meet my precious daughter, and on the...
Cryo-Cell Cord Blood Banking is the world's first cord blood bank, having given birth to the industry in 1989. Today, we have been entrusted to store the cord blood from the babies of more than 500,000 parents from 87...
As I’ve been sharing our story about our struggles with infertility, I’ve been constantly reminded of the many people who helped us along this journey.  If someone you love is hurting because she is a mother without a baby,...
I am a little more than halfway through my second pregnancy, and throughout this entire journey, I constantly find myself in shock over just how different it is from the first. Now, before I go into how this pregnancy has...
When I registered for baby gifts I had no clue what I was doing. I am not what one might describe as a "researcher" and my choices had much more to do with popularity and the items' aesthetics than...

Pregnant and Traveling

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This summer hubby and I have been traveling all over the country visiting family and friends.  We've been to the beaches of South Padre, the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, the cornfields of Iowa, and everywhere in between.  I usually...
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...
I had an extremely medicalized, heavily monitored pregnancy and C-section, and because of that (and, you know, COVID) I never really considered the option of finding a doula to help support me at the end of my pregnancy. 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...

Finding Humor in IVF

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"Laughter is the best medicine." "One day you’ll look back on this and laugh." "Laugh until you cry." If you are going through infertility—and more specifically, if you are in the middle of an IVF cycle—you may think there’s not much to...
When we say we're here for all moms—we mean it. We don't, in the slightest, just mean 'perfect' moms, in ideal marriages, with sparkly lives. We mean the moms who get STDs from their partners, who feel incomplete without...
Maybe you’re having a planned C-section because your baby is breech, for medical reasons, or just because you want to. Perhaps you’re a natural worrier with a vaginal birth plan but want to feel prepared because you’re at higher...
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...
This post is brought to you by our partner Clinical Trials of Texas, Inc. (CTT).   The first few months of having a newborn at home are not for the faint of heart. Hormones and feelings get so mixed up it’s...

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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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