Will you be nursing?

There are a lot of things that have gone through my mind these past few months. This is not my first pregnancy. However, a lot has changed since I last gave birth ( 2012). My body has gone through so many changes. One topic in particular that has been tough for me is breastfeeding. I…

Oh, Baby!

My previous blog post sat in my “drafts” folder for months. Every time I felt like I was ready to share the post, I would chicken out. Honestly, I was embarrassed because I felt as if I had dropped the ball when it came to being my biggest advocate. What made me finally hit “post”?…

Kiss “the girls” goodbye

It was 5:45am and I was sitting in the wating room of Duke Raleigh Hospital with my mother, boyfriend and Godmother by my side. I appeared calm on the surface, but really my mind (and heart) was racing. I couldn’t believe today was the day. I was walking in with breasts and things would be…

Twas the day before surgery…

I celebrated my 29th birthday on Sunday, May 3rd knowing that on Friday of that same week I would be sitting in a hospital waiting room preparing to undergo a double mastectomy (not really something I have on my 30 before 30 list). Anyone who knows me knows how close I was to my grandmother…

Painting the City Pink

If I had to describe today’s Komen Walk in one word, it would be…AMAZING! I am still undergoing the reconstruction process and wasn’t sure about being able to walk. However, my mother and I decided that we would at least try to raise money. With only 6 days until the race and a modest goal…

Pause for the Cause–Komen Triangle Race for the Cure

One thing I’ve always wanted to do is participate in the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. However, it seemed as if life would get in the way. My grandmother, mother and myself have all battled this disease. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2011. She went through chemo from December…