Let’s Talk About Postpartum Skin

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As much as I love sharing about pregnancy and birth, I think I most love finding camaraderie in the postpartum phase of motherhood.  Pregnancy is a little less than a year, birth, in the best circumstances, is less than a day, but postpartum? It lasts forever! Once you have a baby, you’re always postpartum!  During […]

Postpartum Reality — 15 Weeks

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How far into the 4th trimester:  It’s over :( I missed the 12-13 week mark because we were busy moving and all things blogging fell by the wayside for a bit! #survivalmode UPDATE: Wait, no I didn’t miss it, I just left it in my drafts and never hit publish! I backdated it so these updates […]

Postpartum Reality — 12 Weeks

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^^^ Transforming from tragic to pretty fantastic is one of my major life skills ^^^ How far into the 4th trimester:  It’s over! 12 weeks with my little Eli in my arms, Weight loss: I packed our scale (we’re moving!), but before I did, I stepped on it and weighted 163 pounds. I peaked at about 210 […]

Home Birth Essentials You Don’t Want To Forget

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Three home births. One surprise. Two planned. Doesn’t make me a home birth expert, but it does mean I’ve been there and done that … thrice :) From each experience I’ve learned a bit more, not in how to actually birth at home (that’s always a wild card!), but more so in how to prepare for all […]

Postpartum Reality — 8 Weeks

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How far into the 4th trimester:  7 weeks, 6 days Weight loss: I have reached my breastfeeding weight. The plateau where I live until baby is about a year old. No matter what I eat or how much I exercise, I weigh 165 pounds when I’m nursing. That’s just where my body needs to be to make […]

Style File — Love Comma

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Remember when I raved about maternity underwear and questioned why it took me so long to get a few pairs? Here are the winners if you’re curious! Well, I’m in the same boat when it comes to nursing clothes. Or, as Love Comma calls it feedwear. Seriously, why try to make regular clothes work when there […]

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 […]

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. […]

Style File — Go Comfy

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Nine times out of ten I dress in a form of leisurewear – flowy tops or tanks, leggings, zip ups, vests, sweaters, joggers – the sort of thing that can be easily layered. I think the fashion mags are calling it “athleisure”, a mix of leisure and athletics. Whether it’s a trend or not, rest assured that […]

Placenta Smoothie

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Here I am, popping in to shout from the rooftops to the internet — encapsulating your placenta is great, buuuuuuut …. blending it in a smoothie is better! Now, don’t be alarmed. I didn’t blend the whole thing. Just a 1 inch cube. It was hardly there. But there enough to give me a big boost after […]