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Top 10 Newborn Must Haves

After I found out I was pregnant, one of the very first things I did was start to plan for what we were going to need. And it was overwhelming. Very overwhelming. I think I broke registering for my baby shower into three separate shopping trips and many, many hours of adding and deleting items from list online. I can’t …

postpartum essentials basket update

Postpartum Must Haves

I am now three months postpartum and was recently putting away my postpartum essentials basket and realized I didn’t use everything in my basket, so I wanted to do a quick update to my previous Postpartum Essentials post. There are a few items that really stood out as postpartum winners and they are a MUST HAVE if you ask me. …

postpartum essentials basket

Postpartum Essentials Basket

UPDATE: Since having my baby, I wanted to do a quick update to my postpartum essentials basket on what I actually used or didn’t use! Click here to see my postpartum must haves! In preparation for delivery and postpartum, I wanted to create my own postpartum kit with everything that I might need when I get home from the hospital. …

DIY padsicles

DIY Postpartum Padsicles

As I’m entering my last few weeks of pregnancy, I’m prepping for bringing the baby home and for my postpartum recovery. I have read that these padsicles are a necessity, so I wanted to make up a bunch to throw in my freezer to help ease my recovery as much as possible. These are really easy to make and are …

pregnancy update 36 weeks

Pregnancy Update: 36 Weeks

Holy moly! I cannot believe I only have 4 (actually 3.5) weeks left! I wasn’t even sure if I would make it this far because of my husband’s family history with giant babies and early labors. But here I am and it doesn’t look like the baby is planning on making an appearance anytime soon! Although I’m getting super uncomfortable, …

pregnancy update 30 weeks

Pregnancy: 30 Week Update

I can’t believe I only have 10 weeks left before this baby is here! (If the baby follows my husband’s family history, it may be a lot less than that!) I’ve had such a great pregnancy but the last couple of weeks have become a lot harder. I’m pretty much over being pregnant and am longing to able to move …

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Happy Birthday to my Mom

It’s Abraham Lincoln’s birthday today. It’s also my mom’s. She would have been 56 today. She died October 23rd, 2014. A day I will never forget. It was sort of a shock. She was diagnosed with extensive lung cancer late August/early September 2014. By the time her cancer was discovered it had progressed to her femur, hips, spine and brain. …

pregnancy update 27 weeks

Pregnancy: 27 Week Update

Hi all! I completed my gestational diabetes test today. Something that I was really, really dreading! But it turned out to not be so bad! After fasting for 12 hours (no food or drink), you are to down this orange (some places have other flavors) drink in 2 minutes. I had heard that it tastes awful, but it wasn’t so …