I am sure all you mamas out there have heard about, or experienced first-hand, how hard (yet rewarding) breastfeeding can be. Whether you want to breastfeed for three months, six months, a year, or even longer, it is a big time and emotional commitment. To those of you who are currently doing it, have done … Continue reading My Reality of Breastfeeding
So it has come to my attention that not all L&D nurses are as awesome as mine were. In terms of postpartum recovery, the only thing I had at home was a huge stash of pads—which, while necessary of course, would not have done me much good alone. If you are anything like me and … Continue reading Getting Through Postpartum Recovery Like a Boss
There is a lot of information out there about what you need to take with you to the hospital. But here is the real key to packing your hospital bag efficiently: take a tour of the hospital you will be delivering at. Here you can ask what the hospital will have for you, so that … Continue reading The Key to Packing Your Hospital Bag for Delivery
This news is long-overdue, but that’s what happens when you have a tiny human to take care of! Our sweet baby boy, Gideon James Conteh, was born on Valentine’s Day. He has been such a blessing in our lives and is keeping us busy (and tired)! Here is our first family picture we got as … Continue reading Update: Welcome our Valentine’s Baby!
I am nearly 37 weeks along in this pregnancy and am definitely ready to stop being soooo uncomfortable. But since this little boy hasn’t made his appearance yet, that means I have time to give some quick tips and info on planning a baby shower as well as some free printables that you can use … Continue reading Baby Shower Ideas, Checklist, and Free Printables
With it being the New Year, my mind has been on those cliché New Year’s resolutions—including one of the most common ones, weight loss. During pregnancy you obviously shouldn’t be dieting or losing weight, but it got me thinking about my weight-gain journey the last few months and how important it is to be aware … Continue reading Pregnancy Weight-Gain: What to Expect and How Much to Gain
I am into the final stretch of my first pregnancy, and there have been some interesting symptoms along the way. After dealing with morning sickness that lasted into my second trimester (read about beating pregnancy nausea here), these have all felt like a walk in the park in comparison. But here are some of the symptoms … Continue reading Other Pregnancy Symptoms and How to Deal with Them