When our little girl was just 7 weeks old, I came down with a flu-like fever one night. All of a sudden, I found myself terrified of the prospect of her getting sick at so young and fragile an age. Fortunately, my fever broke overnight and all was okay. But this one event was enough… Continue reading 3 Things Your Friends with a New Baby Want You to Know
I always wondered what my life would be like once I had a baby. How different would things be, exactly? Would my husband and I still maintain our friendships with people? Would we still go out on occasion, or have time alone? Would I be able to keep the house clean? Would I ever have… Continue reading A Day in the Life: Daily Routine with Baby!
If there’s one thing about breastfeeding that everyone can agree upon, it’s that nursing your little one is a labor of love. It isn’t only about nurturing and providing for your baby; it’s an emotional act for most moms, too. But let’s be clear… there’s an emphasis on the “labor” part. Breastfeeding can be a… Continue reading 3 Easy Tips for Successful Breastfeeding
Most new moms who are planning to breastfeed for the first time all have the same imagery floating around in their minds during their pregnancy… those serene moments she’ll have quietly nursing her little one in a comfy chair, staring at her baby’s angelic little face as they suck themselves into dreamland. …And yes, eventually, you… Continue reading Top 7 Breastfeeding Must-Haves
When I was deciding which baby products to add to my registry for the baby shower, there were a few things on it that kind of struck me as… ehhhh, do I REALLY need this? There are just some products out there that sound like total marketing ploys… a waste of money that’s better spent… Continue reading 8 Surprising Baby Products I Can’t Live Without!
Our incredible little girl has been with us for three months now, and it may sound cliche, but it’s so true… the time has flown by. It still feels like yesterday that she was a helplessly adorable little burrito in her hospital-issued receiving blanket… But here I am now: a less sleep deprived parent (because… Continue reading Life with Baby in the First Three Months
I knew even before I was pregnant with my baby girl that I wanted to have a fun memory of my baby bump as it grew over the course of nine months. So I used the BabyCenter app to take weekly photos of my growing belly; it was simple to use and shows the number of weeks along in the bottom corner. Finally, I created a fun video to show the changes from beginning to end! Enjoy! 🙂
When you’ve never been pregnant before, it’s difficult to know what you “should” be feeling when you’re expecting. From that first little twinge that makes you suspect maaaaybe you’re pregnant, to that exhilarating (or possibly scary) moment you see the two little pink lines confirming your suspicions, to the following nine months that bring so many new… Continue reading Pregnancy Symptoms: A First Time Mom’s Experience
Mike and I finally welcomed our brand new baby girl, Kylie, into the world on March 7, 2017 after 43 looooong hours of labor… and she was SO worth the wait! I’ve been trying to write this post and get back to updating the blog since her birth, but honestly… between sleep deprivation, mastering the art (and… Continue reading Kylie’s Birth Story
While it’s your right to take time off to have a new child, care for, and bond with it… the government here in the good ol’ US of A definitely doesn’t make it easy. Taking maternity leave as a teacher in America is an unfortunate adventure into lots of red tape! This is especially true… Continue reading Taking Maternity Leave as a Teacher