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
Becoming a mommy is such a crazy, life-changing experience. There are so many choices to make, things to learn and new roles to fill. For some of us, whether or not to stay at home is pretty much decided for us. Some of you are single mommies. Of course, you don't have this option and … Continue reading Should You Be A Stay-At-Home Mom?
Being a mom is crazy overwhelming. Whether you have tons of experience with kids or you have never touched a baby before in your life, being pregnant is a scary thing. Soon you will be completely responsible for taking care of a helpless little being! I don't know about you, but I wondered how I … Continue reading Ultimate Guide: The First Year
I've always assumed that breastfeeding is just easier than formula. And to be fair, for the most part, it is! You always have a "bottle" ready to go, whether you are home or not. You don't have to pack any extra supplies.... worst case scenario, you can just pop a boob out and feed your baby. … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned When I Switched From Breastfeeding To Formula
Ladies, let's be honest. Pregnancy can be downright exhausting. Some women get through it pretty easily (I was actually one of those who really enjoyed pregnancy for the most part), while others suffer endlessly. But no matter which side you land on, it's just the truth that it can plain old suck some days. During … Continue reading 5 Things That Helped Me Survive Pregnancy
Are you a first-time mom struggling to decide whether to breastfeed or formula feed? It can be a tough choice, especially with all the horror stories out there. When I was trying to decide, so many women were telling about how they had hoped to and it just didn't work out. I was terrified that … Continue reading 10 Things you should know about breastfeeding
Honestly, it was the longest summer... I remember enjoying pregnancy. I felt beautiful. I loved feeling those little feet kicking me in the ribs. The sonograms, prenatal visits, people rubbing my belly, maternity jeans, baby showers... I honestly loved all of it. I slept like a rock, and even the prenatal vitamins weren't all that … Continue reading Samuel’s Birth Story