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Baby Checklist: What You Need the First Six Months

I’ve been a mom to Margot for over 6 months now (!!!) and …

I’ve been a mom to Margot for over 6 months now (!!!) and wanted to share the items we use daily, what’s nice to have but not a must, and am leaving off the things I registered for that we didn’t need. Since my friends helped with my registry, I’d …

Motherhood

My Experience with Postpartum Recovery and the Essentials I Relied On

When I was pregnant, I very nervously drilled my friends on the ins and …

When I was pregnant, I very nervously drilled my friends on the ins and outs of labor. I expected the epidural to be painful, assumed there was no way I wouldn’t feel her coming out because ouch, and that the “after” would be a painful disaster. I couldn’t have been more …

Motherhood

How I Got My Baby to Put Herself to Sleep

If you’re expecting, have a newborn at home, or even if you’ve been …

If you’re expecting, have a newborn at home, or even if you’ve been at this mom thing for a few months, chances are you’ve wondered if you will ever enjoy a full night’s sleep again. After feeling like we were off to a great start with sleep, things did a …

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Holiday

2018 Gift Guide: For the Little Ones

Now that I’ve been at this mom thing for almost 5 months (no, …

Now that I’ve been at this mom thing for almost 5 months (no, I can’t believe it), I have my list of favorite toys, clothes, and gear to make our lives easier. I plan on keeping things really simple at Christmas time – just a few small toys and a …

Motherhood

4 Months with Margot

I can’t believe I’m sitting down to write an update on my 4 …

I can’t believe I’m sitting down to write an update on my 4 month old! There are also moments that I can’t believe she’s here, she’s ours, and that we’ll be celebrating Christmas with our baby girl. That whole “the days are long and years are short” thing is very …

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Travel

Traveling with a Baby

Traveling with a baby wasn’t at all what I expected – there’s really …

Traveling with a baby wasn’t at all what I expected – there’s really no way to know what you’re getting into until you experience it. I went into the trip thinking the flight to be the worst part but it was a breeze. I also just assumed she’d sleep at …

Motherhood

The Things I’m Looking Forward to Doing with My Daughter

You guys. I love this little girl so, so much. Now that Margot …

You guys. I love this little girl so, so much. Now that Margot is just over 3 months old, she’s starting to turn into a little person. Making her smile is the best! She melts me and I am so excited to see her little personality start to come out. I’m enjoying …

Family

How I Keep My Home Clean and Organized with a New Baby

There’s always a constant struggle to keep your home clean and tidy, and …

There’s always a constant struggle to keep your home clean and tidy, and that struggle becomes really real when a baby enters the picture. As much as you might not want to admit it, there are days when it feels impossible to stay on top of anything. Answering email, showering, …

Marriage

What I Learned During Our First Year of Marriage

It’s our 1 year anniversary. 10.9.17 was the best day (actually, it was …

It’s our 1 year anniversary. 10.9.17 was the best day (actually, it was the best weekend) of my life. Then I blinked and a year passed, and here we are in our house with a 3 month old baby. We were married less than a month before finding out we …

Motherhood

Adjusting to Life as a New Mom

I’m going to go ahead and state the obvious. Being a new mom …

I’m going to go ahead and state the obvious. Being a new mom and the identity shift that comes along with motherhood is really hard. It’s also the most amazing thing in the world and I still can’t believe how much I love this little person. Now that I’m 2.5 …

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Newborn Essentials: What I Relied on the First Two Months

Now that Margot is two months old, I feel like I have a …

Now that Margot is two months old, I feel like I have a good sense of what does and doesn’t work for us. I definitely have a less is more attitude when it comes to all that baby stuff. Or at least I think I do. There was a point where …

Motherhood

Why I Broke Up With My Pediatrician

If you follow me on instagram, you know we were dealing with a …

If you follow me on instagram, you know we were dealing with a bad case of baby acne this week. I realize acne might not sound like a big deal but she was especially fussy, her entire face was red and inflamed, and it seemed like she was in pain.

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Our Favorite Baby Names

I named my future children when I was in high school. Or at …

I named my future children when I was in high school. Or at least I thought I did. My daughter would be Kate or Charlotte and my son would be Jack or Will. Then I found out I was expecting an actual baby and nothing felt right. I wasn’t stressed …

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Let’s Talk About Newborn Sleep, Feedings, and Fussiness

The first two weeks with Margot were so easy. Ok, so waking up …

The first two weeks with Margot were so easy. Ok, so waking up 2-3 times each night left us feeling a little tired, but she slept all day and barely cried. We were on that new parent high – completely obsessed with this tiny, perfect person. We’re still obsessed but …

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One Month With Margot

I’m not sure how it happened but Margot is already one month old …

I’m not sure how it happened but Margot is already one month old and I got some time at the computer today. She’s napping in her bassinet but just made a little noise so I’ll probably need to take a break or five. This should be interesting. July 6th was …

Motherhood

Your Labor, Delivery, and Parenthood Questions Answered

Last week, I asked what questions you had for me about labor, delivery, …

Last week, I asked what questions you had for me about labor, delivery, and having a new baby. It was my plan to share my answers on instagram but so many Qs came in that it was just easier to share them here. You all had so many questions about …

Motherhood

Margot’s Birth Story

On July 6, 2018 at 10:11 AM, I became a mom to my …

On July 6, 2018 at 10:11 AM, I became a mom to my sweet baby girl, Margot Rose. I still can’t believe I did it and really can’t believe how magical epidurals are. Meeting her was the most beautiful, amazing moment of my life and today, I’m here to share …

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The Big Pregnancy Update: 38 Weeks

I’ve done a pretty terrible job at documenting this pregnancy, averaging less than …

I’ve done a pretty terrible job at documenting this pregnancy, averaging less than 1 post per month and not really sharing regular updates. But here’s the thing: I am so, so excited to become a mom and cannot wait to meet our daughter. Had I spent every day throwing up …

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My Baby Registry

In case this isn’t super-obvious, I am not an expert on anything baby …

In case this isn’t super-obvious, I am not an expert on anything baby or motherhood and I don’t know what I’ll actually end up using those first few months. But you wanted to know what I registered for and I have lots of friends with babies who helped me put …

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Nursery Update: A Touch of Blush

We’re finally in our new house and are about a month-and-a-half away from …

We’re finally in our new house and are about a month-and-a-half away from becoming parents! I wasn’t 100% sure if the cane daybed would take up too much space but decided that since I’ve loved it for years, I need to make it work. It’s such a versatile piece – I …

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12 Cute and Colorful Baby Toys

It’s no secret that I don’t have a lot of color in my …

It’s no secret that I don’t have a lot of color in my home. And yes, I plan to stick to a (mostly) neutral palette in our next home because that’s just what I like. But with a baby coming, there’s naturally going to be some color in my home …

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My Baby Shower

A few months ago, my mother-in-law generously offered to throw a baby shower …

A few months ago, my mother-in-law generously offered to throw a baby shower for me (and her granddaughter-to-be) and I couldn’t say no to celebrating our baby girl. We got together with family and friends on Saturday and it was so special having everyone come together – more so than I …

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