Sorry for my absence, but I've been buried in tiny diapers, toddler tantrums, and baby snuggles for the last week. Our little guy arrived last Tuesday morning at 9:31am and life has been whizzing by ever since!
This is Bowen James and he is 7lbs 1oz, and 20 1/2 inches long. I don't want to say he is the perfect baby, because I know it will bite me in the butt later, but he kind of is. He's the sleepiest, hungriest, cuddliest little babe and he is the perfect addition…Continue
Added by Ashley Sieker on February 24, 2016 at 12:20pm — No Comments
The term "Breast is best" is tossed around often, and most people take that to mean that nutritionally, breastmilk is better than formula. But it goes so much further than that! How much further? How does “fewer infections, increased intelligence, probable protection against overweight and diabetes, and…Continue
Added by Jenny Wong on February 21, 2016 at 10:06pm — No Comments
For once, our freezer is stocked. I still feel like it's not enough, but I have no room for anymore stuff, so I guess it will have to do! I've been making a few extra meals each week for the last few weeks to stock up on meals for when the baby comes. I've learned that anytime I make a casserole, to just make two of them and freeze the other one. It really doesn't take anymore time and saves me from cooking a meal on another day. It's so handy that I will continue to do it from now on to…Continue
Added by Ashley Sieker on February 8, 2016 at 12:05pm — No Comments
You’ll never be a rich brat. Mainly because we’ll probably never be rich enough to make you a rich brat, but you’ll be rich in laughter, adventures, and great memories of your parents loving each other. That alone will probably make you richer than all your friends.
You’ll never be the cool kid who throws epic parties. In fact, you’ll probably never be the cool kid, period. You’ll be the weirdo whose mom must know every single person in attendance and their parents. The kid who has to…Continue
Added by Kim Burgos on February 5, 2016 at 8:33pm — No Comments
My entire life I was taught to get married first and have sex second. Obviously, that didn't play out. Nonetheless, I always associated sex with guilt. I felt guilty for committing a sin and for fornicating with someone who wasn't my husband. I felt like I somehow blocked my blessings in life, because I wasn't following my mom's instructions or God's for that matter. Although…Continue
Added by Heather Hopson on February 2, 2016 at 5:14pm — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 21, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Since I'm about to have this baby, and I'm not really able to do many projects, I thought I'd do a little post of my favorite baby things that we really, really used the first time around and that we plan to use again with baby number two. There is so much baby stuff out there these days, and we found some of it unnecessary. I'm focusing this list on mainly newborn baby needs. It's funny to see all the lists of what you need for baby on different sites, because every baby is so…Continue
Added by Ashley Sieker on January 21, 2016 at 12:11pm — No Comments
I have a few friends who are expecting babies right now. And one of the things that I love is hearing their criteria for choosing a baby name.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 20, 2016 at 6:24am — No Comments
Someone asked me the other day if I wanted to have another baby. People like to ask parents that question. (I don't know why, as it is really none of their business, but they ask.) I have my standard answers:…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 19, 2016 at 6:21am — No Comments
We all wish we could be the Perfect Mum, but the reality is very different. Just ‘Good Enough’ is perfect enough.
The Dream –
Your Breastfeeding, making home-made meals, your house is spotless, you’ve lost all the baby weight, have a full face of make-up and a new hair-do. You’ve taken up a new hobby that’s always interested you and attend mummy meetings and baby groups.
Your new bundle of joy is wonderful he/she is a baby that sleeps all night and…Continue
Added by Mummyitsok on January 18, 2016 at 5:42am — No Comments
The biggest shock after having our son is that after four days the hospital was letting us take him home.
Despite the baby prep classes and recovery time from my C-section and the video the nurses insisted that we watched, it seemed really soon. As in: We don't know what we are doing yet - are you sure you…
Added by Lauren Markman on January 13, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
Added by Marianne Bliss on January 8, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
A couple years ago, I was a first time mom scouring the internet for hospital bag essentials. I had no idea what to pack. Every list was very generic and similar- bring comfy clothes for after delivery, chap stick, your chargers, a camera, your favorite pillow, etc. All of this seemed obvious to me. I couldn’t find a list of things people really wished they had, or things people brought and never used. …Continue
Added by Claire Dovantzis on January 4, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments
I wanted to say, first and foremost, thank you for taking care of my son's medical needs for his entire life. I did not attend medical school, and I'm really queasy when it comes to giving shots--*insert any and all ironic jokes here about the tattoo artist who hates needles*--so I'm…
Added by McKenzie Austin on December 19, 2015 at 5:01pm — No Comments
Hello moms I just wanted to share with everybody to check out my blog at blissfuldiscountsblog.com to find out what the best educational toys are for your baby.…Continue
Added by Marianne Bliss on December 3, 2015 at 1:06pm — No Comments
Communication. At 28 years old, it's a skill I still haven't even fully developed yet. To expect a baby or toddler to master a skill that most adults haven't completely grasped yet is a recipe for disappointment. In my experience, most tantrums are caused by a toddler feeling like their wants and needs are going unheard. Since the vocabulary of wee ones is still limited, teaching our toddler sign language has saved us (at least several) arm flailing, back arching, high-pitched screeching…Continue
Added by McKenzie Austin on November 25, 2015 at 10:23pm — No Comments
Originally posted at Just Playing House.
Newborn milestones are exciting! Seeing the new baby grow, learn new things, and experience the world. However, for this mama, they are also sad. Sienna is our 3rd baby. She will also be our last. So with every new milestone, I am reminded that it is also the last.
Today I began the sad process of cleaning out our newborn clothes. Sienna is now 4-months old. Only recently did she…Continue
Added by Emily Graham on November 16, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments
When my first child was just a baby three years ago I was at a loss at how to start giving baby foods. What do you start with? Jars or homemade? How often and how much should I give? This topic is not something that is thoroughly discussed often in doctor’s offices and I found it difficult to find answers when looking online. My doctor just suggested that I could start rice cereals at around four months and start introducing other puree’s slowly from there. So that is exactly what I did. At…Continue
Added by Tori Hamilton on November 16, 2015 at 12:33am — No Comments
Lions, Danny Zuko, Donkeys, Pumpkins, Oh My?? Yes... that's what our Halloween holiday consisted of; a little bit of this and a WHOLE lot of that! I have always loved Halloween as a little girl. Trick or treating of course, was the commonly anticipated activity, second to dressing myself into a very…Continue
Added by Michelle Glaz on November 10, 2015 at 10:03pm — No Comments
Originally posted at Just Playing House.
It's 3 AM (or any other time in the middle of the night). The baby starts crying. She is awake for a bottle. I lay there for just a second to let my body get used to the idea that I'm about to wake up and climb out of a comfy bed. Ugh!
The baby is still in our room so I don't have to go far. She cries a little bit as I change her diaper and get her bottle ready. I usually sit on our bed…Continue