I hadn’t thought too hard about a baby book for our little one. Up until now, this blog has acted as our main source of tracking baby’s progress. But, thinking back to my childhood I loved looking through my baby book and being able to see and touch pictures and my mom’s handwriting. So I […]
Blog Friend’s Soap Box (and maybe my future one)
I haven’t embarked on my breastfeeding journey … but it’s coming. At the moment I’m a bit consumed by the science of it. But, these types of posts always catch my eye … read the “Nursing in Public War” and let me know what you think. I think she’s got a pretty valid point.
I have a plethora of reading to accomplish before baby arrives … good thing I learned how to skim and find the real important stuff in college! The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy by Vicki Iovine – in progress Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper, R.N. – DONE! The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche […]
My list of “to-read before baby” is quickly growing … I’ll be honest, the books on labor are being pushed to the bottom. I think I’ve gathered the overall message, “1,000 things could happen and every mom is different”. I’ve moved on to other topics like Healthy Meals for Babies and Toddlers. I found this […]
Stella, Star of the Sea
This is one of my most favorite children’s books … I can’t wait to snuggle up and read with my baby!
As of today I have identified 3 surprise monsters who are hiding away in the closet of life … the big unknowns of my pregnancy. If our baby will be a boy or girl – I do have some control over this one, but I’m sticking to my guns and going the old-fashioned route and […]
My co-worker, Kami, has the vibe. She gets what I mean when I get passionate about breastfeeding and knows why cloth diapers are so darn exciting :) Last week she gave me Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering and it has skyrocketed to my top favorite baby books. It is written by Dr. Sarah Buckley, MD who […]
Study: C-Section Rate Reaches New Record
32 percent! That’s a 1 in 3 chance of a c-section (which is considered a major surgery). The highest rate ever reported. This baffles me on so many levels … so I’ll let the article speak for itself. The article is originally from the New York Times report summarized on FitPregnancy this week. DISCLAIMER – […]
Study: Breast-feeding would save lives, money
The whole story is here.These are the snippets I appreciated … The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women fed their babies breast milk only for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says. The magnitude of health benefits […]
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