Pregnancy

My Baby Bump Progression

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! ūüôā

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Pregnancy Symptoms: A First Time Mom’s Experience

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

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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