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Why I’m Not Ready For My Pregnancy To End

Why I’m Not Ready For My Pregnancy To End

Someone said to me the other day, “You must be ready to pop, huh?” It got me thinking. If by pop, they literally meant the skin on my stomach feels like it has stretched so thin it could burst at any moment, then yes, I feel like I am indeed going to pop. But am…

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By Samantha Kozy, November 8, 2018
What’s In My Hospital Bag: I’m Extra Edition

What’s In My Hospital Bag: I’m Extra Edition

As a first time mom, I don’t know quite what to expect when it comes to what to pack for the hospital. I had a little hospital stay at 25 weeks that prepared me a bit, but when it comes to giving birth, it’s hard to know what you’ll need/want. I’ve done lots of research…

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By Samantha Kozy, November 2, 2018
The Loss Of My Mother, And How It Has Prepared Me For Fatherhood

The Loss Of My Mother, And How It Has Prepared Me For Fatherhood

As some of you might know, the last two-plus years have been very good to me and Samantha. We got married. We bought a house. We’re expecting our first child. And there have also been hard times. In August 2017, my mother passed away from an aggressive form of lung cancer. It was unexpected and…

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By zacharykozy, October 21, 2018
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What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before Giving Birth (From 40 Different Moms)

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before Giving Birth (From 40 Different Moms)

As a pregnant woman about to give birth to my first child, there’s a lot of people out there who want to give you advice. Actually, it feels like being pregnant turns you into a walking billboard for unsolicited advice. This can be incredibly annoying, but there is something to be said about learning from…

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By Samantha Kozy, October 19, 2018
How To Start Your Day Off Right

How To Start Your Day Off Right

If you were to walk into one of my creative writing classes I’ve taught over the past few years, you would see a group of 30 or so teenagers with journals out on their desks, phones put away (hopefully–I try my best), and pencils gliding along the pages of their notebook for the first five…

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By Samantha Kozy, October 15, 2018
Maternity Photo Session

Maternity Photo Session

The air is crisp. The leaves are changing. It is officially fall in Michigan, and I could not be happier. Not just because fall is my favorite season, but because this is the season when Baby K will arrive. Throughout my pregnancy, I’ve loved documenting the growth of our little babe. Up until last week,…

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By Samantha Kozy, October 8, 2018
Pregnant in Overalls

Pregnant in Overalls

Outfit Details White Long-Sleeved Shirt // H&M // Wore a small pre-pregnancy. I’d recommend sizing up for a bump just for a little extra length. Maternity Overalls // Motherhood Maternity// Wearing a size small. The woman at the store asked what my pre-maternity size was and she told me to just go with that! Converse w/ Khaki…

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By Samantha Kozy, October 1, 2018
How Trust (and Pregnancy) Can Inspire Creativity

How Trust (and Pregnancy) Can Inspire Creativity

We have had to establish a new normal in our house recently. I’ve had to take it really easy due to me having non stop contractions all day long, and Zak has stepped up his game in a major way taking care of things around the house. He’s always been the cleaner one of the…

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By Samantha Kozy, September 27, 2018
The Weight of Pregnancy

The Weight of Pregnancy

Let me set a scene for you. It’s August 2016. I have just married my favorite person on the planet. We are talking about starting a family. I’m feeling the healthiest I’ve ever felt in both mind and body. Life felt like I always hoped it would. But there was a time in my life…

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By Samantha Kozy, September 21, 2018
Second Trimester Recap | Q & A

Second Trimester Recap | Q & A

They say you get your energy back in the second trimester. Was that true for you? Yes! I felt totally back to my normal energy levels right around 12 weeks. I’m at exactly 28 weeks now, and I still feel like my energy level is high. It has been hard not being able to exercise….

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By Samantha Kozy, September 13, 2018
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