Pregnancy

What to Pack in Baby’s Hospital Bag

You’ve got everything ready at home for your new arrival, and you’ve packed your own hospital bag for the big day. But now the question remains… what to pack in baby’s hospital bag?? You may have heard that the hospital or birthing center often provides a lot of the basics (like a hat and diapers)… Continue reading What to Pack in Baby’s Hospital Bag

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Baby Girl Shower Haul {First Time Mom}

So what does a first-time mom need for a baby girl? Here I will share with you all the amazing products I was fortunate enough to have been gifted at my baby shower! Hubby and I are newbie parents and literally didn’t have anything in our house for a baby prior to this (except for the couple… Continue reading Baby Girl Shower Haul {First Time Mom}

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Hospital Bag Essentials: Checklist for Mom

Whenever I pack for a trip, I like to keep things simple. I’m a minimalist at heart, although I don’t mind having a few extras here and there as long as they aren’t too cumbersome. So when it comes to my hospital bag, I know I only want to pack the essentials! After all, I have… Continue reading Hospital Bag Essentials: Checklist for Mom

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Food Poisoning During Pregnancy

It can be a really scary experience to suspect that you’ve somehow gotten food poisoning during pregnancy. You’ll know it when it strikes, too, if you’ve got that dreaded sensation in the pit of your stomach. Perhaps nausea and vomiting or diarrhea (or all of the above) have started plaguing your already-tired body. Maybe you’re… Continue reading Food Poisoning During Pregnancy

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What to Expect at an Ultrasound

Your first ultrasound is sure to be a momentous occasion during your pregnancy. For me, it was a bit nerve-wracking due to the circumstances… but for most women, it’s one of the greatest experiences you’ll have during that nine (okay, ten!) months, since you FINALLY get to see a sneak peek of your little peanut! I’m sure… Continue reading What to Expect at an Ultrasound

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The Glucose Tolerance Test: What You Need to Know

The Glucose Tolerance (or Challenge) Test is a test all pregnant women must take in the middle of their second trimester to help rule out the possibility of gestational diabetes. It involves getting your blood drawn, drinking a sugary drink, and getting your blood drawn a second time, all in the span of an hour… Continue reading The Glucose Tolerance Test: What You Need to Know

Mommy Reviews

Product Review: Leachco Back ‘N Belly Contoured Body / Pregnancy Pillow

As soon as I started to sport a little baby bump early in my pregnancy, I wanted to make sure I was sleeping on my side as much as possible, so that baby could receive as much nutrient-rich blood and oxygen as she could. This actually becomes a medical necessity after about 20 weeks when… Continue reading Product Review: Leachco Back ‘N Belly Contoured Body / Pregnancy Pillow

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Your Baby Bump: An Irresistible Hand Magnet (& How to Deal With It)

Something about a pregnant woman makes people, including complete strangers, throw all sense of personal space out the window. They just want to touch your belly constantly. I’m never 100% sure what their end goal is, exactly. Feeling baby kicks? Getting some good luck? Having their wish granted? Who knows. Although I’m happy that they’re… Continue reading Your Baby Bump: An Irresistible Hand Magnet (& How to Deal With It)