April 1st: The Day the Internet Changed My Life

No joke: Tomorrow is a very special and wonderful anniversary for me. Seven years ago today the internet helped me have a baby. Seriously. Wait. Do you not know this story? Oh, it's a good one. And it's nice to be reminded that the people on the other end of the wires and tubes and webs of our computing devices are as connected to us as we will allow them to be. ...more
Wow!  I hadn't heard your story before.  Seriously, the online infertility community is just THE ...more

17 Important Things to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

I guess it is time to get serious. I take very little serious in life, so it is always hard for me to buckle down and get stuff done. But many would say having a baby is serious business. For me, it happens so often around these parts the hospital stay is like a mini vacation with room service and everything. Shall we treat it as such? Why not. ...more

What Do You Miss About Being Pregnant?

Pregnancy is rough. It's hard on your body, it's hard on your emotions and it's just plain hard. But it's also an absolute beautiful time of life and one that, once you're out of, you kind of miss. Today, I'm focusing on the good parts of pregnancy, and sharing what other moms miss about being pregnant. "Me time. It's few and far between now that my baby is my number one priority!" –Katie R. "Eating whatever I wanted, and blaming it on 'cravings.'" –Claire D. ...more
Always getting a seat on the bus.more

First Month Favorites

With each baby you have the opportunity to try some new products....more

Maternal gestational diabetes linked to autism risk in new study

If you're pregnant and have gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), you baby's risk of autism is increased.That's what a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) has found. The study, which analyzed the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in 322,323 children born between 1995 and 2009. They tracked the children from from when they were born until  (for the 3,388 who had ASD) they were diagnosed with ASD. They found that of the 3,388 kids who developed ASD:- 115 kids were exposed to pre-existing type 2 diabetes...more

Labor and Post Partum Recovery Tips

I had many ideas about what labor and postpartum recovery would be like. To me it is one of those things in life that no matter how much you read, you won't be completely prepared until you dive right through it. Since this was my second pregnancy I had learned a couple tips and am still in a continual learning process even into my recovery. These are the ones I have embraced this time around: ...more

A long distance gender reveal.

So remember when I mentioned here that I was pretty hesitant and totally awkward about announcing my pregnancy? Well I like to think that I made up for it with our gender reveal. Being so far away from family and friends at first completely bummed me out. It was obvious that there wasn't going to be a small, intimate get-together with family to share the exciting news with colored cake cutting or balloons floating out of boxes. Basically, the vast majority of cute ways that couples typically make gender reveal announcements was completely out of the question for us. But then, I had a total light bulb moment and knew with certainty how I was going to announce our news in a unique and special way....more

MY PREGNANCY WITH EVELYN ROSE.

Hubby and I took advantage of this perfect 68 degree April Sunday by visiting a local park near our new apartment (we even did a little jogging with the stroller and baby!) and it was quintessentially the most beautiful weekend afternoon. While there, we passed a rather pregnant mama-to-be and I had to ask hubby, "did I really ever look like that!?" It was only 3 months ago that I was carrying our little sweet pea and yet amnesia seems to have already taken place....more

MY PREGNANCY WITH EVELYN ROSE.

Hubby and I took advantage of this perfect 68 degree April Sunday by visiting a local park near our new apartment (we even did a little jogging with the stroller and baby!) and it was quintessentially the most beautiful weekend afternoon. While there, we passed a rather pregnant mama-to-be and I had to ask hubby, "did I really ever look like that!?" It was only 3 months ago that I was carrying our little sweet pea and yet amnesia seems to have already taken place....more

The Irony of Ignorance

The Irony of Ignorance...more

How Carvel Helped Induce Labor

It’s an exciting day – my handsome little boy turns 6 today. Happy birthday to him!And happy “birth” day to me! Giving birth was without a doubt, one of the most monumental moments in my lifetime. As every mom knows, welcoming your little one into this world is indescribable. Moms should celebrate the day themselves as well. So whooo-hoo to me today too!Now, you’re probably curious how Carvel played a role in my son’s delivery?  It’s a funny story....more

Entering Third Trimester!

You know that crazy, but very true, quote: "The days drag on, but the years fly by."...more

10 Reasons Bed Rest is Awesome!

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