Category: New Moms

Stephanie & Jarred Ep. 4 – Permanent fat suit

It's no secret that pregnancy changes the body in different ways for different people. Stephanie talks about the physical transformation that she notices and how she is suddenly physically limited in the kinds of activities that she can do.

/ February 10, 2017

Stephanie & Jarred Ep. 7 – The forceps went flying

Athena's birth was not an easy one. Stephanie, Jarred and Jarred's mom, Mona explain the harrowing details of that day. They cover unhelpful doctors, tensions between family members and flying medical instruments.

/ February 10, 2017

Stephanie & Jarred Ep. 8 – When I truly realized fatherhood

Jarred had never thought about having a kid, "it was never in the cards" for him. But when he found out Stephanie was expecting, he was on board! He did whatever it took to prepare for his baby girl. But...

/ February 10, 2017

Stephanie & Jarred Ep. 9 – What if my baby likes the bottle better?

Due to complications during the pregnancy and Athena being premature by several weeks, Stephanie couldn't breastfeed right away. In this episode, she discusses the difficulties of getting Athena to exclusively breastfeed and learning that the different kinds of nipples can...

/ February 10, 2017

Stephanie & Jarred Ep. 11 – Baby steals the spotlight

Jarred's mom, Mona, says that "people gravitate towards babies." Stephanie and Jarred are realizing this truth as they entertain guests coming to see their baby girl, Athena. It's hard taking care of a newborn and adding visitors to the mix...

/ February 10, 2017

Stephanie & Jarred Ep. 12 – Finding it hard to sleep train

Having crossed the difficult weeks following Athena's premature birth, Stephanie and Jarred discuss establishing a routine with their 4 month old baby girl, particularly in regards to sleep. They would like to try sleep training with Athena, but are finding...

/ April 25, 2017

Stephanie & Jarred Ep. 13 – It’s become breastfeeding or nothing

When Athena was a newborn, she took to the bottle faster than the breast. She was born premature and the hospital had her start with bottle feeding, but Stephanie wanted her to be a breastfed baby. It took time to...

/ May 17, 2017

Erica & Nicholas Ep. 6 – Birth of the unicorn baby

What's it like giving birth to the unicorn baby? It probably goes the way it went for Erica and Nicholas. They give answers to what a contraction feels like, how an epidural helps, and what's it like having your mother-in-law...

/ March 22, 2017

Erica & Nicholas Ep. 8 – Dealing with engorgement

New mom Erica talks about her painful experience with engorgement during the early weeks of breastfeeding her baby girl, Arria. Having been blindsided by it, she was desperate to try anything to be relieved of the pain. Seeking advice from...

/ May 2, 2017

Erica & Nicholas Ep. 15 – Wish I could lose all my pregnancy weight at once

While Erica has been giving herself time to heal during her postpartum, now that her baby girl is 3 months old, she is directing some focus to exercising and gaining her strength back. As someone who has never been concerned...

/ November 15, 2017