Everyone Loves a Good {Birth} Story

Everyone Loves a Good {Birth} Story
Okay, so probably not everyone. But, I love reading people’s birth stories. 
I love how different they are…how personal…yet, how universal. 
We were all born. All of our mother’s have a “birth story.”
And, ever since I got pregnant I have been obsessed with reading these stories.
Here are a few of my favorite blogger’s birth stories:
Josiah James: Birth Story from The Whim Wham Life
“Dare I say it,
I enjoyed giving birth.
I had 5 hours of uninterrupted time with my little infant, and I soaked in every second. The scenes from the operating room flashed through my mind like a scary movie, but I did everything in my power to push them away. I just wanted to focus on my baby, and I did. And that is what I have been doing for the last 50 days.”
Gemma Bird: A Birth Story from Blue Bird Vintage
“until they became so unbearable that i just wanted the room quiet and for no one to touch me. i have been told that there was swearing. i just wanted to be left alone with the pain.”
*Some of the most amazing photos of this home water birth*
My Birth Story from The Little Things We Do
“I had read before that I would get ‘rests’ in between contractions, but I figured that it would be kind of like when you stub your toe…after a bit, the immediate pain goes away, but there’s still the slight throbbing of where the pain occurred, but no.  The resting time in between contractions is AMAZING.”
Pearl’s Birth Story from Rain OR Shine
“They put her on my chest and she just stared at me.  It was an amazing experience.  We just looked at each other.  She was so beautiful.”
Birth Story: A Dad’s Tale from The Pregnant Chicken
” It was confusing, and shocking, and a good initiation into parenthood, it turns out. Nothing much about my life has been perfectly understandable to me since.”

I just read a wonderful and honest birth story about when things don’t go to plan
and wanted to share it with you!
Baby J- A Birth Story by BlueBirdKisses

“I have no way of knowing these things…no way of knowing how things would have turned out had I made different decisions along the way.

I know I have to let go, and I’m hoping to put it to rest once and for all now.”

And, of course… there is my story.
What’s your story?

{Working on it Wednesday} Something New

{Working on it Wednesday} Something New
At the end of last year I made a decision about this blog.
I love writing about parties. But, creating a week’s worth of content for this blog is a lot of work. And, it gets expensive. Also, I have a lot of other interests. 
My newest interest being becoming and learning how to be a mom.
I feel like this blog should remain a blog about parties 
(hello, it is in the title!)
but, I don’t want to just write about parties anymore. 
So, I started a NEW BLOG. 
A few things about Leave the Laundry for Later:
1. I created this blog after realizing that I had so much more to talk about than parties and I wanted to explore those topics without alienating my party blog followers. 
2. I came up with the name of the blog in a 2 AM feeding stupor. I walked past a room in my house that had been taken over by laundry and the name just popped into my head. I love the idea of “Leave the Laundry for Later” not because I hate doing laundry, but because I feel there are a lot more important things to do in life. 
3. I have sourced several articles that I feel work in this blog’s description from my other blog.  
Mainly because I feel that readers of this site might enjoy them and may not want to dig through the posts on my other site. 
Repetition of posts will not happen from December 1, 2011 on.
4. I am also adding posts that are post-dated back to my pregnancy (from journal entries and photos) so that I have a good record of that time in my life and so that I can share with other moms and moms-to-be.
5. This is NOT just a mom blog. This will be my platform to write about life (other than parties) including: creative endeavors, fashion, DIY projects, cooking, health and more. 
Leave the Laundry for Later: Photo a Day Challenge
Leave the Laundry for Later: Xander’s Birth Story
Leave the Laundry for Later: Outfit Posts
What it means for A Well Crafted Party:
I still plan on posting over here at A Well Crafted Party…. but, they may not be frequent. They will however focus on parties for all of my loyal event-loving readers. 
 For all my readers that LOVED {Mommy Monday} posts, my occasional weekend updates, pictures of cute babies, everyday recipes or outfit posts… 
please pop over to Leave the Laundry for Later and give me a read/follow/comment!
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