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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…

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 2, 2019

8 tips to survive breastfeeding

As a first time mom I had no idea what breastfeeding entail. I didn’t take a class. I bought a nursing tank, a nursing bra and a nursing cover. Boom. I was prepared. I was going to survive breastfeeding. I was even offended when several mom friends suggested I have a thing of formula at home just in case I needed it. Just in case? Just in case…

August 2, 2017

4 Reasons You’ll Find this Mom in the Water

Get in the Water this Summer

I am going to talk about something all of us mamas really love to talk about (not really)… our postpartum bodies. The changes your body goes through during pregnancy are amazing! There’s no other way to describe it. You created, and carried around 24/7, a tiny person, or two, or three for 10 months. Then you birthed them. But after giving birth you may not feel so amazing when…

August 2, 2016

postpartum favorites

Postpartum is so different for everyone. As a new mama you are exhausted, sore, hormonal and it can all be so overwhelming. Recovering from my C Section was obviously very different than recovering from my VBAC. But these are my postpartum favorites from my VBACS / vaginal births. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 1|…