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I had read so many lists before going into the hospital and asked everyone what was helpful for them. After all of my research, and personal experience, this is what worked for me. Two bags, organized as best as possible. One bag was for mommy and one for baby. Baby's stuff was in the diaper… Continue reading What was in my hospital bag!?
From my personal experience: these were the most useful items that I had, or had to purchase in a hurry, right from the get go! For Mommy: haaka - I had the first generation and actually ended up buying a second oneMandela Breast Pump - I just had the one side and used the haaka… Continue reading The Simple Baby/Mommy Item List
Our first year of marriage in a glance: January 2020: We're Married/Honeymoonin'February: One year since we got engaged, Brittni turns 30, early maternity leave, COVID is found in Italy.March: aaaaand lockdown begins.April: Easter was celebrated, just the two of us with belly painting. Lockdown continues.May: Babymoon to Greece gets canceled. Boo. Probably sent out thank… Continue reading One Year of the Z Family
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Here's what I expected based on what my birth class taught me, what articles explained, etc: First time moms will be in labor for a long time. That is the norm, so my expectations had me prepared for hours of painful labor, and no less than an hour of pushing. At 4 cm dialated, mothers… Continue reading My Whole Labor Story. Everyone’s is Different – Especially in 2020.
Bergamo is in a red zone. Well, what we all were fearing has now become a reality: the second wave. A lot of people have asked what this means for us, so here is a pretty straightforward summary that was sent to me. I thought that it was worth translating and sharing: Sintesi nuove DPCM… Continue reading Here we go again – COVID Lockdown
1. Hakaa/Lady Bug and Milk Storage Bags *For moms who breastfeed* My hakaa is the most useful present that I got during my on-going baby shower! No drop of milk (liquid gold) is left behind. Since this helps collect so much milk, mama will definitely be in need of more storage bags as well. I… Continue reading 10 Useful Gift Ideas for New Moms
A girl walked into a bar. It was me, I was that girl. When I first moved here to Bergamo to be with the love of my life and live out this beautiful fairytale I never would have expected running into this American guy working in a bar up in Città Alta. I walked in,… Continue reading Expat Life * Torn Between Two Worlds
This year has been a crazy one, to say the least. I try to remind Alberto, that he met me as a free spirit floating around Italy finding friends from past Italy trips and making new ones. Although I've now settled down, and am at a much more stable point in my life this desire… Continue reading Our Weekend Away in Tuscany – Greve in Chianti
I planned on writing this blog post a few months back when I was still pregnant and this was still all just theory. Now, here are my thoughts after two months of practice. My grandmother always told me "Brittni, your children are borrowed. You get to raise them for 18 years, and then they are… Continue reading Why My Husband Comes Before My Children