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I started my baby blog as a way to document my life as a new mom. I love to share all of our favorite baby products, baby essentials, monthly baby updates and my struggles as a mother.

May 6, 2020

sloane: seven months old

Nickname(s): Sloaney, Sloaney girl, Sloaney Bologny Weight/Height: 15.9lbs / 25.5″ Wearing: Still wearing 6 months (or size 3-6 months) and size 3 diapers. Favorite Things: She learned immediately how to use a straw to drink water. She loves holding her own cup! She likes food that she can hold on to and “take bites” of. Cucumber and carrots are her favorites. She definitely makes lots of faces when she’s eating but opens…

April 25, 2020

why we love boppy

Narrowing down the items worthy of a spot on your baby registry can be overwhelming. Not only are there endless options, but you don’t know what YOUR baby will like. When I was pregnant for the first time, I only had three things I knew I wanted to register for: a lawn drying rack, a humidifier, and a Boppy® Nursing Pillow. To me, these were three things I…

April 16, 2020

how accurate is the sneakpeek blood test?

If you are thinking about taking the SneakPeek Gender Test, it’s probably because you are SO excited and impatient to find out your baby’s gender. In fact, you’re SO excited, you are willing to poke your own finger with a needle and then squeeze out lots of your own blood into a test tube. If you’re going to put yourself through this, you probably want to know “how…

April 15, 2020

Sloane: five & six months old

five months Nickname(s): Sloaney, Sloaney girl, Sloaney Bologny (gross but I say it and now my kids say it) Weight/Height: 15lbs / 24.75″ Wearing: 3-6 month and size 3 diapers Favorite Things: Her rocker, sitting up, chewing on things, watching basketball with dad, snuggling, catnaps Milestone(s): Can roll over but still isn’t doing it consistently. She loves laying on her back playing with the toys on her playmat. My…

March 27, 2020

Easter basket ideas for babies

Putting together colorful little Easter baskets for my crew is one of my favorite things. And being able to put together three of them? It’s heaven. Here is a little round up of some fun things for your baby’s Easter basket, boys and girls! shop hair bows by ellie kai and co / shop bunny lovey from slumberkins…

March 23, 2020

an honest review: littles one sleep program (ages 3-12 months)

A good sleep routine is just not something we’ve been able to get right for our children. Blaire was always hit or miss. Ben still has trouble putting himself to sleep. Both still end up in our bed at some point most nights. We want to do better this time around and we know the sooner we start with good sleep habits, the better. Third time is a…

January 24, 2020

new baby items to try

One of the main reasons I started this blog was to test out new items and share what was worth spending your money on and what to avoid. Today I am excited to share some really great items I think you’ll love for your little one. Later this week I’ll be sharing some items I’ve tried out for new mamas. aden + anais Snuggle Knit Collection aden +…

January 5, 2020

Sloane: two & three months old

Two Months Nickname(s): Sloaney Weight/Height: 11lbs 2oz (30%) / 22″ (16%) Wearing: Moved into 3 month (or 0-3 month) clothing and size 2 diapers. Favorite Things: riding in the car, being held or worn, seeing mama. Milestone(s): Social smiling (especially at mom, dad and Blaire). My Favorite Part of This Stage: Social smiling! I LIVE for those intentional smiles. Looking Forward To: Seeing more and more of her personality shine through. Three Months Nickname(s): Sloaney Weight/Height: 12lbs 6oz…

November 9, 2019

must haves for a newborn baby

Does time fly by even quicker with each child? I thought Ben was an easy baby… then along came Sloane who basically takes care of herself. I wanted to update the items that are our must haves for a newborn baby. There are SO many pieces of baby gear out there and they’re always changing. These types of lists helped me immensely when trying to decide what to…

November 5, 2019

Sloane: one month old

Sloane One Month

I cannot believe I am already doing my first monthly update for our last baby. The best part about this time around is not having a countdown going for when I have to go back to work. I feel like that countdown made the time go by that much faster and made it so much harder on me with both Blaire and Ben. Now I just have the…

October 8, 2019

Sloane’s birth story: my second VBAC

Labor with Sloane

Happy due date, baby girl! A week ago we were heading to the hospital, hoping we would be meeting the final member of our family soon. I had contractions every day throughout the last 8ish weeks of my pregnancy. Some days they were intense, they just never got close together. FINALLY, on 10/1, at exactly 39 weeks, they stayed consistently five minutes apart for an hour while we…

August 30, 2019

TLC during pregnancy and as a new mom

It’s funny how each season of my life I’ve felt like I couldn’t possibly be more exhausted than at that moment. Being pregnant with Blaire, I had NO idea I’d learn a new level of tired after she was born. I thought I was exhausted throughout my entire pregnancy! Then being pregnant and chasing around a two-year-old, now being pregnant with a five-year-old and a two-year-old. At this…