The first time packing my hospital bag, you would've thought I was going on a seven day cruise. SO. Many. Unnecessary. Things! Packing your hospital bags should be an exciting and fun time, since this usually means you'll be meeting your new little love very soon - but I know sometimes it's not. "What do… Continue reading What’s In My Hospital Bag? (Round Two!)
Figuring out when to start your baby on solids can be frustrating and scary, regardless of if you've decided to start with purées or baby led weaning. Most of you are probably saying, "what the hell is baby led weaning? " - in simple form it's a method of not offering purées but waiting until… Continue reading Baby Led Weaning? 🍝 Purées? 🥣
Sleep training is no where near one-size-fits-all. If you're at your wits end, getting no sleep, tried everything, up all night googling, talked to your pediatrician and nothing is working, give these tips a try! It's important to get the green light from your pediatrician before starting sleep training to eliminate any reflux or GERD… Continue reading Sleep Training: Five Steps to Getting Your Baby (and yourself) to Sleep!
Clogged milk ducts, sore nipples, saggy boobs, leaking, engorgement...doesn't breastfeeding sound wonderful!? Don't let all that scare you! It really is a beautiful journey. Being able to keep a baby alive with your body is pretty amazing. It's also really amazing that there is formula for moms who can't/choose not to breastfeed. Our breastfeeding journey… Continue reading Fed is Best
Honestly, motherhood is hard as hell. It's ram your head through a wall hard. It's cry your eyes out at two in the morning hard. It's wanting to scream at the top of your lungs 23 hours of the day (the other one hour you'll be asleep...maybe) hard. It is not what I expected AT… Continue reading Fourth Trimester
Better known as, what WAS in my hospital bag. Whoops, didn't do a single blog the second half of my pregnancy because well, pregnancy. Even though I'm about four months late I still wanted to get this out there to help all of you mamas to be! I'm actually glad I waited to write this… Continue reading What’s In My Hospital Bag
If anyone knows how stressful making a baby registry is, it's me! I'm the type of person who does a ton of research before buying something. I weigh out every single possible pro and con so if you're like me, this list is for you. There has been so many "essential" baby products that I… Continue reading Top Ten Newborn Must Haves!
The word "unreal" is an understatement. Time is flying by so unbelievably fast. Definitely bittersweet because I know I will miss being pregnant, but I also cannot wait to meet our baby girl. Every day that passes comes with a new kick, a new stretch mark, a new baby development notification from the Ovia Pregnancy… Continue reading Ooooh, We’re Half Way There
My whole life I dreamed about being a mother, holding a beautiful baby in my arms to love and snuggle forever with my husband. On August 22nd 2017 that dream came true! We were on our yearly family vacation and I knew something just wasn't feeling right. I was tired and sluggish for a while… Continue reading We’re Having a Baby…and It’s a Girl!