Whenever I pack for a trip, I like to keep things simple. I’m a minimalist at heart, although I don’t mind having a few extras here and there as long as they aren’t too cumbersome. So when it comes to my hospital bag, I know I only want to pack the essentials! After all, I have…Continue
Added by Our Little Nest on March 2, 2017 at 12:37pm — No Comments
Childbirth is this big black hole of unknown to an expecting Mom. You can read books, seek advice from women who have experienced it, and prepare in every way possible. Yet, no one can actually tell you what is going to happen in there. It's a crap shoot.
For me personally, this created some anxiety for me 1st pregnancy. I…Continue
Added by Brittany Burbank on February 8, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
t’s a cliché for a reason–life happens when you are busy making plans. I filmed this 33 weeks pregnancy vlog in a state of blissful ignorance, one day before my pre-term labor adventure began!
In the video, I talk about how I’m enjoying pregnancy but have so much to do that I wouldn’t mind if this baby stayed in a couple of months past the due date. Boy, was I mistaken!
The next morning, I was rushed to…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on June 27, 2015 at 4:09pm — No Comments
I am a self-proclaimed fashionista.
Clothes-horse, shoe-whore, handbag junkie...you name it, I'm all over it.
But sometimes having all the components makes assembling the perfect outfit even more difficult. Like, where the heck do you find time to sift through everything and put it all together so it looks effortlessly perfect????
Ahhh, luckily for me, there's an app for that. =)
ClosetSpace is a new application from fashion analytics company Stylitics that wants…Continue
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I realize this post is quite a bit after my hospital stay, but I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on my hospital packing list for my delivery. I read a lot of articles on what to pack in your labor and delivery suitcase and many of them were repetitive, and some had some great ideas that I haven’t though of. So here is what I packed, and my discussion on whether I used the items or not.
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What items do I need to pack in my hospital bag when preparing to have a baby? Most new moms tend to over pack their own hospital bag and most of the items that they take with them are safely tucked away in their bag and are not used. Most of the time the hospital will supply your basic supplies such as soap, lotion,…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 26, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments
It's amazing to me how Goatdog and I can have such differing opinions of the UPS man. We're talking complete opposite ends of the spectrum, people. I just so happen to LOVE a visit from the man in brown. I mean, he brings me wine and shoes and sassy new dresses -- what girl wouldn't love that??! Goatdog,…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 6, 2013 at 11:43pm — No Comments
Wow, I can’t believe it has been two years since I was impatiently awaiting for you to arrive. I remember when I was on my way to my final doctors appointment, I didn’t know that it would be my final visit as a pregnant mom. I had a previous history of low amniotic fluid during my previous pregnancy and she order the ultrasound to ensure that I still had enough fluid…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 24, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments
Dad if you have made it this far and haven’t passed out, this is the ultimate moment that you have been waiting for. You are so close to meeting the baby that has been growing in your her womb for the last 9 months and the one you have felt move and kick you when you place your hand on her stomach. Dad she still needs your help and coaching so that she can remain calm,…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 23, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments
I spent the whole month of December praying that Baby S would be late. I was dreading the newborn stage. Plus, we did not know her name at this point (I wanted Scarlet, Eric wanted Fiona, neither of us liked each other's favorite name [I did not want my daughter's name to invoke the image of Shrek!! Like anyone would really think of stunning Fiona from…
Added by Tracie on April 11, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments
A C-Section is a major surgery and can be very scary for most moms, it was for me. I was terrified when the ultrasound technician discovered that my son was breech. My doctor order an ultrasound to check my amniotic fluid levels once I reached 40 weeks because with my oldest son, my fluid levels dropped after…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 16, 2013 at 7:31pm — No Comments
The start of January meant one thing to me: Baby time! Time to get all of the Christmas decor put away & time to focus on having our 3rd baby! I, like many mamas spend the last couple months of my pregnancies resting and nesting. I call it my ‘R&N Time’… Get the nursery together, wash clothes and blankets,…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on January 4, 2013 at 4:34pm — No Comments
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How do I enter? You have a few options AND EACH COUNTS AS ONE ENTRY. Leave a comment with your email and let us know how you entered! There is NO LIMIT to the number of times a reader can…Continue
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When I became pregnant for the second time, it took visiting my local doctor once for me to decide that home birth was a must for me. And although I’d considered home birth on occasion, when I finally settled into that route for my birth, it became a life-changing endeavor for my husband and I.
Birth can be empowering. Transformative. And such a positive experience. Natural birth. Home birth. It can be all of these things and more. So, for whichever route you choose…Continue
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