Whew, you've made it past the 1st trimester! Hopefully you are feeling a little less nauseous, a little more energized, and looking more pregnant than bloated. The 2nd trimester is honestly my favorite, and I've heard that other mothers loved it too. Look forward to this season as it is probably going to be the … Continue reading What To Expect: The 2nd Trimester
1. Make Sure You Know What The Recipient Wants The MTB (mother-to-be) is the most important part of this whole project. It can be tempting to do something that sounds fun to you, especially if YOU have been the MTB in the past and enjoyed your shower. But, each person is different. Even if you … Continue reading 10 Tips To Throw The Perfect Baby Shower
YAY! You are pregnant! Whether you have been planning this for years or it was the shock of a lifetime, here you are. Congratulations, mama. You have so much to look forward to. But the truth is, those first three months can be really REALLY hard. In my experience, the first three months of pregnancy … Continue reading What To Expect: The 1st Trimester
As long as I've been married, I was under the impression that immediately upon conception you could have pregnancy symptoms. After having a kid, and lots of google "research", I've learned several things that might be helpful to you if you are in that horrendous 2-week wait! You cannot have pregnancy symptoms until the fertilized … Continue reading Conception, Implantation, Missed Periods and everything in between….
When I was pregnant with my son, I did a MASSIVE amount of research. I wanted to know anything and everything about how to take care of him. I found so many resources online about breastfeeding, but the one thing I didn’t hear about was exclusive pumping. I saw the phrase a few times, but … Continue reading Breastfeeding: One Size Doesn’t Fit All [Guest Post]
I had heard about postpartum depression. In fact, I even expected to have it since the women in my family have a history of anxiety and depression. But I don't think you can truly understand until you've been there. The day I had my son, I was not excited to meet him. I wasn't alarmed … Continue reading Postpartum Depression: What You Should Know
I'm sure you've heard it so many times. "I lost all my baby weight in one week!" "I didn't get any stretch marks during my pregnancy!" "I fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans before I left the hospital!" To all you moms who have said these things, look. I'm super happy for you. I'm glad you … Continue reading The Truth About Pregnancy & Weight Gain