Postpartum Reality — 4 weeks

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How far into the 4th trimester:  4 weeks, 2 days … Eli’s one month birthday! Weight loss: As predicted, I lost a lot in the first two weeks and now I’ve plateaued at my “nursing weight” – 165ish. I’m eating well and often to nourish my baby. That’s my job right now. Even if it means the “big […]

5 Things We Love About the DockATot

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I’ll confess, I was skeptical of the DockATot in the beginning. But now? I’m a believer. A big, giant, shout it from the rooftops believer. Ya’ll, the DockATot is one of those baby items that just makes life easier for parents. Described as a multi-functional lounger, co-sleeper and playtime lounger, the DockATot acts as a […]

Books To Read When You’re Pregnant

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It’s books day! Just for the mamas-to-be! As I reflect back on the books I’ve read throughout my four pregnancies I wanted to share my very top favorites, the books that really impacted how I think about pregnancy and the ones that helped me best prepare for motherhood. Have you read any of them? What books do […]

The Smarter Swaddle

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Over and over again you’ll hear me say that none of my children are alike. I honestly have no idea how the same two parents can birth such different people. With each one, I feel like I’m learning to mother all over again. For example, sleep … Jemma’s bedtime routine lasted a few hours. We worked […]

Eli’s Birth Story

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Eli’s birth story is both very long and very short. Long in the fact that starting September 12th I was on bed rest due to severe dehydration and vertigo (Eli was born on September 15th), short in that it was just 1 1/2 hours from the onset of active labor to babe in arms (such […]

Postpartum Reality — Week 2

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With all the kids I’ve shared somewhat frequent week-by-week pregnancy posts. I say somewhat frequent because I think Jemma got one every single week and Eli maybe got 5 total :/ But, in the vein of not judging my mom-self too hard, I’m going to ride the wave of awesome mom-ness because at least he got some. […]

And Eli Makes Six!

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For nine days now we’ve been a family of six. That’s just wild! Eli has seamlessly fit into our family. He’s a real sweetheart and quite snuggly. He nurses, toots, naps, and, well, that’s about it. Such a baby :) Everyone keeps asking who he looks most like — Max or Reid. And really I […]

Baby Is Here!

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We’re so happy that our little man has arrived safe and sound … and that he has a name :) His birth story is both a full and fast one. Once I get my bearings, I’ll be back to share!

Due Dates Come and Due Dates Go

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Today, I’m two days late. Late for what? Well … MY FOURTH BIRTH! Hence, another belly photo instead of a sweet little baby face! Except, harping on “late” is actually quite silly because I know due dates are merely guess dates. Due dates don’t mean nothing, per se, but they definitely don’t mean everything. This time though, […]