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Man! I Feel Like a Woman (i.e. Why I Love Breastfeeding)

Breastfeeding is a weird topic these days. On one hand, it’s something you’re expected to do. It’s the best for your baby and after all, why wouldn’t you? On the other, it’s a total inconvenience for society. Not only do people…

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15 Postpartum Essentials

Before Lyla made her big debut, I had a lot of time on my hands. I planned for my maternity leave to begin one week before my due date, and then I was 10 DAYS LATE! I cleaned, did…

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Lyla’s Birth Story

Warning: this birth story is totally TMI, so click away if you don’t want the gory details. πŸ™‚ By now you probably know that I had a somewhat challenging pregnancy. Because of that, I had really high hopes for the…

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My Entry into Motherhood

She’s here! She’s here! She’s FINALLY here!  After what felt like the longest pregnancy ever — including being on near bedrest from weeks 20 through 36 and then going 10 days past my due date — my lovely daughter has arrived.…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I’m still an expectant mother. I’m now THREE DAYS past my due date — which is especially hilarious given I spent a good 16 weeks of my pregnancy on near bedrest due to pre-term labor symptoms. Clearly this little lady…

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Waiting for Baby

I literally cannot believe I’m still pregnant. After our scary pre-term labor news at 20 weeks, I never in my wildest dreams imagined we’d make it this far! This last phase is a total mix of emotions. I’m feeling…

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Preparing for the Third Trimester

The third trimester is a rollercoaster of elation, discomfort, gratitude and utter fear. Today marks 34 weeks for me — a milestone which we, at a point, were scared we wouldn’t make it to. Now, just two weeks away from when…

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First & Second Trimester Favorites

It’s hard to believe I’m officially in the third trimester! Now that I’m nearing the finish line, I thought it’d be fun to share some of my first and second trimester favorites.  The first trimester is hard, because you’re…

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The Illusion of “The Perfect Pregnancy”

I’m officially 23 weeks pregnant. I now regularly feel my daughter kick and move, and my husband and I fall more in love with her every day. My favorite moments are when her little movements wake me up in…

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And a Baby Makes Three

Yep, it’s true! My husband Dan and I are expecting our first kiddo this spring. And…it’s a girl! Obviously we’re completely and totally over-the-moon. But it’s been a total whirlwind. I’ve learned so many things about myself (and my…

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