Packing a hospital bag can be both an exciting and daunting task. While you're trying to wrap your head around what to expect in the birthing process, it's both difficult and exhilarating when you have no idea what to expect.
Having made the trip to the hospital just once before, I feel like I can somewhat help clarify what you'll truly need for the time you spend welcoming your little into the world. Below I will show you what I am packing for our impending visit to the hospital and why I feel these items are absolute necessities!
When you are growing a little human, it's easy to see what a beautiful gift it is. Feeling their incredibly powerful kicks, seeing their growth at every ultrasound, hearing their quick little hearts beating away.
What's not as easy is feeling beautiful during the whole process. It's no secret that pregnancy is rough on a woman's body, but that doesn't mean you have to look rough for those tumultuous 9 months. The solution? Well-priced, pretty, and practical pieces from PinkBlush Maternity!
We're officially in the month that I'm supposed to give birth to our second little girl. I am in disbelief at how the time has flown, but I am also looking forward to not being pregnant anymore!
Read below to see all the comparisons between my first and second pregnancies, and how things are progressing towards us meeting our family's newest addition!
Are you an expecting momma getting ready to embark on this motherhood journey? If so, do you feel like you know what is about to happen to your body, to your marriage, to your life?
I say this with the utmost respect and admiration for the journey you've already been on through pregnancy, but honey, you have absolutely no idea what you are about to experience when you welcome your child into this world.
While there really is no better way to learn about this chaotic time in your life than to experience it yourself, sometimes honest and raw advice from women who have been there can help ease the crazy transition from adult with no kids to momma of a newborn baby.
I think the countdown can officially start now. Only 4 weeks left until our baby's due date, and things are definitely gearing up down there for labor - I can just feel it.
Read below to see where I'm at this week, and where I was at 36 weeks with my first.
I have a confession to make: I love making gift baskets.
It comes from a joy of giving gifts in general, but it also stems a lot from my love of bargain shopping and finding small but significant items that fill a plethora of needs.
Today marks 35 weeks that I've been carrying our girl as well as 35 days until her due date! I am so incredibly excited to meet her, but am I 100% ready? That's a whole other story...
Read below for my 35 week update for this pregnancy and a look back at how things were going my first time around at this same point!
We're a month and a half away from welcoming home our second baby girl, so I'm using these last few weeks to really focus on my oldest daughter in the hopes of making the transition not as hard on her.
One way I am doing this is preparing a gift box full of goodies that are just for her on her sister's birth day. Below I am going to show you what I purchased for her and where I got the items for reasonable prices (because I'm always on a bargain hunt, duh)!
Okay time, you are moving crazy fast and I am having an exciting and terrifiying realization: we're going to have a second baby in our home in 6 weeks! *gasp*
Before I get into why I am just now coming to this realization, read the update and comparison below to see how things are going at 34 weeks.
I am entering my 9th month as a stay-at-home Mom, and I have learned SO much in that time that it boggles my mind how delusional I was about what this role really entails.
I've detailed in a previous post about some of the revelations I've had since becoming a SAHM (you can find that post here), but something I hadn't really touched on is the guilt that sometimes comes with being at home with your kids all day.
I want to dive into this subject because it is both something I have experienced as well as something I've heard other SAHM's voice, so I think it deserves some discussion.
If you are thinking about becoming a SAHM, are newly in that role, or have been doing this for years, I think you'll find some insights here that you can relate to and equip yourself with in order to be the best stay-at-home Mom you can be.