Episode 016: Welcoming Knox and Joey to the world | Birth Stories

We had every intention of talking about maternity leave, too, but our stories went too long and we are saving our tips and tricks for another episode. BUT we do share our birth stories and all about the days and moments we each welcomed our baby boys into the world.

Nicole begins by sharing her slightly early and incredibly fast labor story. She talks about how the nurses didn’t believe she was in labor and almost sent her home. Joey arrived quickly and without complication, very similarly to how he lives life now.

Rachel then shares her labor story with Knox, and how her birth plan didn’t go according to plan at all. Knox arrived quickly as well, and Rachel talks about the process of grieving the loss of her “ideal” birth plan, but how she is so incredibly grateful that Knox and her came out safely and perfectly after all.

If you’d like to read more about our birth stories, and see some of our favorite things for newborns, head on over to the links!


Nicole Andreini is a mama, disciple, sister, daughter and wife who also happens to run a few stand-out businesses that support the dreamer and doer. She lives on coffee and red wine mixed with a lot of babywearing, deadlifts, and dry shampoo. You can find her surveying the cheese stick selection or making sure Joey hasn’t lost his snack.


Rachel Heckmann is an online product shop biz boss and a mentor for heartfelt entrepreneurs. She is a humbled mama and grateful wife who spends her days sipping on coconut La Croix, chasing sweet Knox, and empowering women to choose joy and gratitude in the midst of messy hair and #allthefeels.

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