It's true when they say all babies are different. My son and daughter are really opposite! In temperament, sleep routine & even in feeding! Their skin sensitivities are VERY different, too! When Nathan was a baby, he never had a single diaper rash, dry skin, baby acne, or cradle cap. He must have taken that … Continue reading Caring for My Baby’s Skin
Having another baby after 6 years felt like we were starting all over again. I forgot about the sleepless nights, the diaper blow-outs, and nursing what felt like a million times per day. What I didn't forget were the pains associated with breastfeeding. The engorgement, the clogged ducts, the cracked nipples, the latching issues, and … Continue reading The 4th Trimester with Medela
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A nursing mom's dilemma: how can I produce more milk without being so engorged? Well at least that's my dilemma. The answer is simple, galactagogues! I'm pretty sure some of you may ask, WHAT ON EARTH IS A GALACTAGOGUE?! A galactagogue is a medication or herb that stimulates an increases in milk supply. Many moms … Continue reading Galactagogues and Essential Oils for Boosting Milk Supply
I had anticipated that it wasn't going to be easy and it sure wasn't. Nathan has been used to being the center of attention and the only child for the longest time. So having to adjust to a new baby and having to wait for mommy and daddy's attention was quite difficult for him. That … Continue reading What I Learned During The First 2 Weeks with 2 Kids
It was just like any other 3rd trimester day.. It was Friday, July 6th, and I had reached my 38th week. Through that whole week I had severe sciatic nerve pain and too much pressure on my pubic bone. There weren't any signs that I would go into labor besides the normal Braxton Hicks contractions … Continue reading My Labor & Delivery Story
Oh the joys of pregnancy! The most common complaint I hear from fellow pregnant moms and myself is "my back hurts!" When I was pregnant with Nathan and during my pregnancy now, this is my #1 trouble. I've had a couple prenatal massages and use essential oils daily to relieve it, but as I get … Continue reading Back Pain & Belly Support – Belly Bandit Upsie Belly vs. 2-in-1 Bandit Review
I had a really hard time swallowing vitamins during my first trimester. I was incredibly nauseous that I even hated chewing and tasting gummy vitamins! I tried a few different bottles, both food-based and synthetic and I found 4 that I enjoy and can tolerate to take on a daily basis. I really do not … Continue reading My Prenatal Vitamins
I knew last week I was 2 weeks late for my period. Boobs were aching, I was so nauseous, and everything just smelled so foul. I couldn't take it anymore at work, so I went to the pharmacy (luckily I work at a hospital) and just but a test. During my lunch break, I told … Continue reading Wait…I’m pregnant?!
Sometimes the quotes we find are the best way to express how we feel, but just don't know how to verbalize it in our our way. To honor Mother's Day, I've gathered favorite motherhood quotes of a few of my mommy friends around the world! My personal favorite is:Andria from BabyLedGourmet:Rebecca from Bites for Tots:Katherine from … Continue reading Favorite Motherhood Quotes from Moms Around the World