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Letterboard I can’t believe I have a kindergartener. It doesn’t quite seem like I’m old enough to have “school-aged” kids. I mean, yesterday I brought my first baby home from the hospital right? Sure feels like it! For awhile, Alivia wasn’t quite sure how she felt about going to school. The day I went into…

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Super excited to share with you guys a new “thing” my husband and I have been doing. As most parents with little ones know, it’s not always easy to get out and spend time together just the two of you. You find yourself walking through life side by side, not getting the chance to reconnect with…

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I’ll never forget the first moment you were placed in my arms. I thought, “She’s here. I did it. I’m a mother.” That first night in the hospital was grueling. You wouldn’t sleep unless you were laying on me, and, as a first time mom, I was so scared the nurses were going to come in…

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We’ve heard it before, a million times… “This won’t last forever”, “This too shall pass”, “Enjoy it while it lasts”… UGH! I’m over it! I know it’s said with great intentions, and I know that there are so many mothers that are dying to have a baby. I know the pain of losing a baby…

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I’m super excited to finally be sharing with you all a few of my favorite baby products! These are my top favorite items, and I use most of them almost every single day. These are all products I have or would have purchased on my own, and I am not paid or compensated in any…

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  • Jessica SullivanMay 31, 2017 - 7:55 pm

    Great list of products! That diaper bag looks amazing and sleek too 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Natalie vanMay 31, 2017 - 10:40 pm

    Love the milestone badges!! I’ve been seeing the doc a tot everywhere as well! ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea DierJune 2, 2017 - 1:49 am

    Perfect timing. I have been looking for gifts for my expecting friend!ReplyCancel

I was recently watching a video put out by “Birth Becomes Her” for Mother’s Day. They were little snips of birth stories. Each scenario was different and unique. Some were home births, some water births, some hospital births, some c-sections. But despite the differences in each story, there was one common denominator. Each story was…

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The day was March 16, 2017. I was 39 weeks pregnant with a baby boy. I woke up on the couch and glanced at the clock. The time read 5:41am. I was going to be induced later that day. At 3:00pm I was going to be sitting in a hospital bed being administered medications that…

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  • Julie WheatMarch 27, 2017 - 2:04 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie RubyorMarch 29, 2017 - 8:20 pm

    This brought tears to my eyes and just perfectly describes that feeling of bringing a new life into the world. Love this story and welcome Maverick!!ReplyCancel

  • alina renertMarch 29, 2017 - 8:44 pm

    WOW!! Thank you for sharing your story and something so intimate! Congratulations the photo’s are amazing memories to have! ReplyCancel

To my dearest little loves, Tomorrow we will welcome a new little brother into our family. Life will change, of that I am sure. And while there will be so much joy and excitement and love to share, it won’t always be easy. I may not have as much time or energy to do the things…

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  • ChelseyMarch 15, 2017 - 2:58 pm

    Oh my gosh I absolutely love this! This is so beautiful and will be a great memory for your children in the future. ReplyCancel

  • NormaMarch 15, 2017 - 7:28 pm

    Congratulations!  I know what it’s like bringing a new baby home second to your first born. All these things and more are true. Beautiful blog, thank you for sharing! ReplyCancel

  • alina renertMarch 15, 2017 - 9:00 pm

    So beautifully written!! You’ll cherish these moments and having these thoughts written down for a long time!! ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie RubyorMarch 16, 2017 - 1:44 am

    I love this so much. It brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful words that really captur d that feeling moms have when baby number two is about to make an appearance. ReplyCancel

The past few weeks have been rough, to say the least. My kids have been sick. I’ve been sick with multiple different things. My husband has been working late hours. I’m 9 months pregnant and just plain exhausted. I am having a hard time adjusting to my new life/lack of friends here in a new…

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  • Norma fayakMarch 8, 2017 - 10:29 am

    Gah, so relatable on so many levels. And the best mind blows sometimes come from posts like that when you have to realize it yourself and not from someone else. Loved reading your post this morning over my cup of coffee 🙂 Cheers! ReplyCancel

  • MichelleMarch 8, 2017 - 10:31 am

    This is everything! You are so right…sometimes we get so comfortable with something even if it isn’t good for us. This was a good reminder to embrace the amazing in life! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsey SMarch 8, 2017 - 11:29 am

    What a great post! Changing the conversation is such a great idea to combat all the negativity ReplyCancel

  • Tara RubyMarch 8, 2017 - 8:12 pm

    My grandmother use to say you could speak things into existence … and that goes both ways!! ReplyCancel

  • NicoleMarch 16, 2017 - 9:33 pm

    Embracing life! ReplyCancel

So clearly, as a mom of 2, I’ve done the birth thing a couple of times now. Taking a 4 year break from having babies kind of faded my memory of everything you need to do this birthing thing, so I did some “Pinteresting” and surfed the web. I honestly felt like all those “my hospital bag” lists were so excessive. I…

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  • BethFebruary 22, 2017 - 12:27 am

    Hair Ties!!! So Much Yes! I love the G&O nursing tanks too. I wear them pretty much every day until my babies are weaned. And you’re going to be ridiculously fabulous walking the hospital halls in that gorgeous robe!ReplyCancel

  • HannahFebruary 22, 2017 - 1:03 am

    This is a great list! Great pictures as usual. You are going to do amazing and I can’t wait to see 1,000,000 (daily) pics of your new Bebe! ReplyCancel

  • Ryan & RachFebruary 22, 2017 - 9:21 am

    Pinning this post for sure, great info for future parents!! Beautiful blog as well!!ReplyCancel

  • ChristinaFebruary 23, 2017 - 12:10 am

    How exciting! You have a great list of items you’re bringing with you! What about for during the birth? Are you bringing anything with you for that?ReplyCancel

    • Kate LaraineFebruary 23, 2017 - 6:28 pm

      My labor’s are usually CRAZY fast, so I won’t be bringing anything in particular for that, but if they were longer I might suggest snacks for hubby and a gown or robe you want to labor/birth in 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie RubyorFebruary 23, 2017 - 2:35 am

    A great list and a 100x yes to the peri bottle and hospital undies. One thing I always loved taking home was the giant water jug they give you. Lol After four kids for me you definitely hit all he important stuff. ReplyCancel