Renee has been through a bit of a different journey than myself or some of you other mommies out there. Renee had to choose what was best for herself, her family and after finding out she was pregnant - what was best for her little mister, Abel. She is also a 20-something mom, that has fallen in love with a wonderful man who has stepped up and been a great dad for Abel!
Renee was living in Calgary, AB with a "man" she thought was right for her. Over several months he turned out to be someone different - let alone a father for Abel! She was brave enough to move back to Nova Scotia to be with her parents. Not long after moving back she found out she was pregnant! Read her story here. She knew her ex back in Calgary was no fit to be a dad and braved the entire pregnancy basically by herself. Of course her parents helped her along the way - doctor appointments, ultrasounds, comfort, advice, etc. Since it was Renee's first pregnancy, she wasn't sure what to expect! When was she suppose to hear the heart beat? first kick? Read her experience here.
As most mommy's to be choose to do as well, Renee went for her 3D ultrasound! It's an amazing thing to do if you ever get a chance. Not only do you get to hear the heartbeat (if you haven't already) but you get to see you little Missy or Mister moving around in there! Some packages come with a video as well as a few 3D pictures. Renee even opted for a streamed video link for family that wanted to see but couldn't make it to the actually appointment. Read her story about UC Baby here.
Renee shares her story of meeting her significant other, Josh. The man who has stepped up to be Abel's father, dad, her companion, her other half, her....her Prince Charming! They had been friends for several years - going to school together, hanging out together, everything! Reconnecting with Josh was her turning point. Read more here!
Baby Time! Renee went through an unconventional pregnancy so when it was time for baby to come she just couldn't wait for it to be over! Unfortunately, like most new mommies, her due date came and went. Great! she thought. She was induced and sat in the hospital for a WEEK as she waited for Josh to return back to Nova Scotia. He just barely made it through the winter storm on December 23rd and Little Mister Abel was born bright and early on December 24th. Read her birth story here.
For more stories about Renee, Josh and Abel, visit her blog Journey of a Mama*
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