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How To Have An Induction Without Pain Medication

This is a topic that I don’t discuss often. I tend to shy away from discussing how I gave birth because I find that childbirth and, really, parenting in general, is turned in to a competition in our society. Some women think they are superior for breastfeeding, or having a “natural birth” or what have you. Even non-parent members of society can fall prey to these types of attitudes, leveling their expectations of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting at unsuspecting, emotionally vulnerable mothers. I refuse to participate in the “my horse is bigger than your horse” comparison game that many women play, which lends itself to being silent on how I gave birth.

In this case, I chose to break my silence speak up in hopes of offering support and encouragement. This is my story on how I had an emergency induction without an epidural or stadol. I hope it can encourage a few of my friends (and readers) who are nearing the end stages of their pregnancies and want to be prepared for the possibility of having an induction.

I had an emergency induction out of necessity. I know this situation can be scary, especially if you were expecting to have an uneventful birth, but emergency inductions don’t have to be a bad thing. I was induced for several different medical problems that I had throughout my pregnancy…

How To Have An Induction Without Pain Medication

What I Did Today – Mommy and Son Date

Road Trip Playlist!

One of the highlights from our trip was my husband asking me if “Body Like A Backroad” was “Body Like A Backhoe”.

During our recent car trip to Minneapolis, we had a lot of time on our hands to listen to music. My husband and I have extremely varied musical tastes. He hates country, and I love country. So we listened to a little bit of everything so he wouldn’t go too crazy. Here are some of our favorites!

http://rebeccalemke.com/2017/04/15/road-trip-playlist/

How To Manage A Road Trip On A Low Carb, Allergy Free Diet

We took a long trip from Oklahoma to Minnesota recently and while traveling with a toddler is hard all on its own, we also had to deal with our various food allergies and the low carb diet my husband and I are on for health reasons.

Here are the things that we did to make it through!

How To Manage A Road Trip On A Low Carb, Allergy Free Diet

Everything That Went Wrong On Our Road Trip to Minneapolis

​We went on a road trip recently and while it was great for the most part, we did hit a few bumps along the way. The worst one is the last thing in the video so if you have a weak stomach, click out a little early.
What’s the craziest thing that has ever happened to you on a road trip?

How My Toddler Entertains Himself (No screens)

I had a friend ask me how my toddler entertains himself with screen time, so I made a video of the different things he likes to do. 🙂

Pet Goose

My son saw a goose outside of our local grocery store. Now he wants a pet goose. Anyone know if you can get one at a pet store? 😂

https://youtu.be/XeEo5H2UEtw

My First Time Calling Poison Control

Have you ever had to call poison control? I made my first call this past week because my son swallowed something he shouldn’t have.

Mom Fail: Teaching My Son About Prayer

Do y’all ever have those moments when you are trying to be a good mom and then all of a sudden you’ve accidentally scarred your kid for life? No? Well, I had one trying to teach my son about prayer! 😱

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