Baby Gear – Newborn Essentials and Modern Conveniences

Veteran moms know what newborn babies really need. But for a first time expectant mother, it's easy to get carried away when furnishing and stocking a nursery. Many first time moms will refer to some sort of checklist found on whatever pregnancy app they are using, like The Bump, or one provided by the retailer … Continue reading Baby Gear – Newborn Essentials and Modern Conveniences

Baby Meets World

It was very important to me to introduce Leo to the world at an early age. I wanted him to get used to the world outside of our home. I wanted him to get to know his town and community. If I needed to run errands, I took him with me. If I wanted to … Continue reading Baby Meets World

The Fourth Trimester Part 2 – Establishing Routines

The first month with a newborn is all about survival. And depending on the temperament of your child, you may continue to be in do-whatever-it-takes to-get-through-the-day mode for a while. But hopefully you will be able to get your baby in the habit of doing certain things everyday so that these activities become routine. This … Continue reading The Fourth Trimester Part 2 – Establishing Routines

The Fourth Trimester Part 1 – Surviving the First Month

There's a lot to be said about taking care of a newborn. There is a reason they call this phase "The Fourth Trimester". Newborn babies are essentially helpless. They know how to find the milk if they are close enough to your chest and they know how to tell you when they are unhappy. Other … Continue reading The Fourth Trimester Part 1 – Surviving the First Month

Nine Long Months

After our initial ultrasound appointment in August, the reality of being pregnant sunk in. Other than the occasional headache and minor bouts of nausea, I pretty much sailed through my first trimester. I tried to conduct business as usual even though I knew I needed to make sure I didn't over exert myself. Of course, … Continue reading Nine Long Months