Twin home birth story.

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My birth story begins in January of 2016, before our twins were even conceived, because I’m thorough like that and because their story is so much more than just their birth. Continue reading

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Birth of Arlo Collyer

P1200560It’s amazing how the body works- knows just what you need and when. My fertility returned when Mae turned one and we felt ready to have another right away. One cycle and then another came and went, or so I thought. I brushed the lightness off as my hormones regulating and didn’t get too disappointed. A few days later I realized I’d only bled for two days and decided to take a test. I never planned to test without telling David but I was so sure I wasn’t pregnant that I went ahead and what?! Positive?! I was so excited and in disbelief.

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Cloth Diaper Wash Routine

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There are a few keys to getting diapers clean. People differ on exact routines and detergent preferences, but most will tell you you need lots of water, plenty of detergent, a pre-wash rinse and an extra detergent-less rinse, as well as a water softener if you have hard water.

Here is the wash routine we have established over the last 3+ years.

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Newborn procedures: Vitamin K and Eye Ointment

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I was recently asked to share my opinion on the administration of Vitamin K and antibiotic eye ointment to newborns. I believe this is a personal decision and the right choice varies from family to family and within family from birth to birth.

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