Building brand-new friendships with fellow mamas can be intimidating, but take it easy—you'll meet your bestie with a baby in no time.
I can’t remember where exactly I met Emma, but it was friendship at first sight. Her little boy was born right around the same time as my son, she lived only a couple blocks away, and we got along great. … Continue reading →
What do you mean I need an emergency C-section? No, no, no. That’s not possible. My pregnancy was normal. My mother had four normal pregnancies and deliveries. What’s happening? I was so excited as I awaited the birth of my … Continue reading →
The magical, miraculous first hour of a newborn's life gives mom a brief glimpse of all that's to come.
In the first moments you spend with your brand-new babe, you’re sure to be completely enamored (and pretty exhausted). Those earliest minutes are precious. You’ll be getting to know each other’s faces, touch and smell. You’re both meeting a person … Continue reading →
1 | Because your kiddo is too cool for drool. aden + anais bandana bib, $10 2 | Somewhere to stash dirty duds when accidents happen. Bambino Mio wet bag, $15 3 | Smartly designed to switch from breast … Continue reading →
Three things to consider when selecting a baby carrier.
1. Who Will you be wearing a snuggly newborn? A sturdier tot? A wrap is a good option for the former, whereas the support a soft-structured carrier offers is a plus when it comes to toting weightier babes. 2. What … Continue reading →
With baby on board, you're almost ready to jet off into motherhood. But you're bound to have a much smoother flight through labor and delivery with a bit of preparation before you hit the skies.
As a first-timer on this life-changing voyage, there’s likely to be a lot you don’t know. But the good news is most of the folks around you—from your prenatal care provider to the labor and delivery nurses—have done this time … Continue reading →
It’s official. We made it! The start of Week 37 was the start of the time that our birthing center and midwives allow babies to be born there, rather than being sent to the hospital. This deadline has been the … Continue reading →
It’s officially fall, although we’re still waiting for it to feel like it here in the south. We’re still wearing flip-flops and short sleeves, but there are days when a sweater feels nice in the early morning. My oldest daughter … Continue reading →
I often see diaper bags that make my heart skip a beat, but it’s rare that I can actually afford one. Let’s be honest, diaper bags (and bags in general) are pretty pricey! And since I’m a SAHM, we’re on … Continue reading →
Saturday at 2 a.m., I was awakened by a sudden feeling that something was not right. Baby No. 7, and it felt so different. I swung my feet over until they slid off the bed and pulled myself into a … Continue reading →