Are you sitting down, good. I have always kind of hated my birth story. I felt like my body betrayed me. I kept thinking "why"... Throughout my pregnancy I had only one birth plan in mind, I wanted a natural birth, no drugs, especially no epidural! At each check up appointment with my OBGYN, everything was … Continue reading My Labor/Delivery Story
Mama don't fear-meal time tricks are here! Starting solids was...lets just say different. My babes HATED IT and I am sure I am not alone on this. He would gag and turn his head in refusal. It was quite hilarious but also very frustrating. Our doctor recommended to us that we should start with a … Continue reading Our food journey-starting solids
I know...diapers. Riveting, right? But hey, late night, early morning, mid-day, diaper changes are going to happen. It's something that all parents are familiar with. There is like a gazillion diaper brands on the market, but it's honestly trial and error when it comes to finding out what type or brand you like. Quantity and … Continue reading Let’s talk diapers!
Mama's (+ Dada's) this ones for you. Creating a baby registry was probably one of the most difficult things for me. There are soooooo many baby products on the market and it's really hard to focus on what's actually needed/helpful and what's just "cool". Especially trying to do all this while prego, forget about it! … Continue reading Baby products I wish I knew about sooner
I remember when weekends meant sleeping in, enjoying that mid-morning cup of joe while relaxing with my feet up, but...my baby doesn't sleep! When baby doesn’t sleep, no one sleeps! Although, since I am exclusively breastfeeding and a stay-at-home mommy, I told my husband I would do ALL the late night feedings and diapers. Man … Continue reading My baby doesn’t sleep!
Motherhood, awe! The blood, tears and joy of my journey would not be the same without my nursing pillow. When Parker finally latched after what seemed like days of struggling, I couldn't stop my emotions. I can't believe he's doing it! I can't believe I'm doing it! It felt like the biggest miracle ever. This … Continue reading Dear Nursing Pillow
I love social media, it's a great tool for communication, I can definitely admit that. I love being able to stay in touch with friends and family and I also like when people "like" and comment on my posts. That being said, I didn't post a lot about being pregnant on Instagram or anywhere else. … Continue reading Why I dont post full frontal pictures of my child
Many moms-to-be don't stick to their regular workout routines during pregnancy. If you're one of those, like myself, don't be so hard on yourself. Your body was created for an amazing journey, be proud of all you are and all of the stories your marks and scars may tell. I started to ween myself away from … Continue reading Postpartum Body
When my son was born, I made a commitment to myself to try my best to breastfeed him for a least a year. In the beginning, it was really hard. We had a few latching issues, along with super sore and bleeding nipples, but I carried on through it until it became easier (we are … Continue reading Lactation Cookies: Increasing Milk Supply
The decision to become a stay at home mom and putting my professional career on hold seems glamorous, but not having dual incomes comes at a cost. My husband has really stepped up to the plate to provide for our little family and I am forever thankful for that. It's a shame really, that us … Continue reading Money saving tips and tricks