What You Will Need the First Couple of Months of Motherhood

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It’s so hard to know what you will really NEED for a baby. The baby industry has grown a lot in recent years and it’s just so easy to be sucked in and led to believe that you need this … Continued

Fussy Baby Tips

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In the early weeks I certainly got frustrated, or ended up crying myself when Ain was crying and we didn’t know how to “fix it” or comfort him. It’s so hard when a baby can’t communicate what it needs, or … Continued

Eating Healthy while Breastfeeding

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Hello all! Now that I’m done talking about the HUGE topic of breastfeeding, I hope to move through my other posts a little more quickly. Thanks for sticking with me this far in this Preparing to be a New Mom … Continued

My Experience with Breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding. Such a HUGE topic. I could easily write for 31 days on this topic alone. (Maybe I will next year!) I think I’m going to break this topic into three posts. One: what to know about breastfeeding. Two: tips for … Continued

Tips For Overcoming Breastfeeding Struggles

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Breastfeeding. Such a HUGE topic. I could easily write for 31 days on this topic alone. (Maybe I will next year!) I have broken this topic done into three posts. One: what to know about breastfeeding. Two: tips for overcoming breastfeeding … Continued

What to Know about Breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding. Such a HUGE topic. I could easily write for 31 days on this topic alone. (Maybe I will next year!) I think I’m going to break this topic into three posts. One: what to know about breastfeeding. Two: tips for … Continued

Babywearing Benefits and Safety

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We LOVE babywearing!! It’s nice to have multiple carriers. It seems like some days it’s easier to use one or the other. We have three carriers: an ERGObaby Original (pictured), an Infantino Mei Tai and a pouch sling (We used … Continued

How to Survive the First Two Weeks of Motherhood

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  Newborn Health I’m starting with this topic because I know for me and for many other moms, our main concern after our baby is born is our baby’s health. We are constantly asking ourselves (and others) lots of questions: … Continued

Newborn Standard Hospital Practices You Should Think About

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There are so many awesome topics related to pregnancy, labor, and giving birth. Someday I’ll do another series which is more focused on pregnancy and natural birth. I could spend time talking about writing a birth plan. I definitely would suggest … Continued

A healthy baby is NOT all that matters in birth

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A healthy baby is NOT all that matters in birth Very often when people say, “a healthy baby is all that matters,” what they mean is that the baby survived birth. But that is not the only thing that matters. … Continued

Motherhood – It’s a rite of passage

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In our day and age (and specifically the American culture) we treat birth as something that is no big thing. It happens everyday and can be managed with medication. But it IS a big deal!! From the perspective of the … Continued

31 Day Series: Preparing to be a New Mom

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I’m joining in the challenge. Over the next 31 Days, I am going to be blogging everyday on one topic: Preparing to be a New Mom. (UPDATE: I am not able to blog everyday since I have a 3 month … Continued

Ain’s Birth Story and How I Realized I am Strong

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I am strong because I labored for 27 hours and pushed for an hour and a half on three hours of sleep and without any pain medication.   WARNING: This is a birth story. If reading about childbirth isn’t your thing, you … Continued

Baby Boy Nursery

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So, if you’ve been following Romance on a dime you’ll know that we were expecting a Baby Girl. Weeks ago we completed her nursery – the colors were gray, yellow, and pink. I wanted it to be elegant and peaceful. … Continued

Welcome to the World Ain Levi Pool!

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Welcome Baby Boy!   Boy, were you a surprise! Ain Levi Pool (pronounced ‘long A’ and the word ‘in’) was born on Monday, June 24th. His names mean ‘Merciful’ and “Gift of God’. He certainly is a gift. But, he was … Continued

Week 40 of Pregnancy

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So, now I just finished week 40 pregnancy! My due date was June 14th. We’ll see how long Baby Girl wants to stay cozy – I want to see her and hold her! How I feel Waiting….waiting….My husband is home all … Continued

Nursery Project #3: DIY Baby Armoire

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I’m so excited to show this project off!! Creating this has been on my mind almost since we found out we were having a girl back in January! I needed a cute way to show off all the adorable outfits … Continued

Pregnancy Announcement Photos!! I am thankful for…

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Pregnancy Announcement Photos I’ve been waiting and excited to share this news with you!! Today, I am 11 weeks pregnant with our first. Our little “June Bug” will be due mid-June, 2013. We are so excited!! Yesterday we announced our … Continued