I was not going to be the mom who needed an Owlet, a Snuza or any other fancy-pancy, expensive baby monitoring device for this baby. After all, I'd raised three other babies already without any major scares. I've got this, I thought. But then -- my rainbow baby arrived. And all bets were off.
Pregnancy comes with a lot of expectations. From home pregnancy tests to routine prenatal care to baby showers, expecting moms often breeze through these milestones with ease. Sure there are the heartburn complaints and the swollen feet to deal with ... But most pregnant women expect their pregnancy to be normal. And you know what?
After 5 years of trying for a baby -- and 5 losses along the way -- I was ready to call it quits. I asked my husband to get a vasectomy. He said he wasn't ready to be done. I told him my body seemed to have made that decision for us. But after a