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
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.
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
1 - Make an awesome cover photo for your event If you're anything like me you want to work smarter, not harder! Also, you want to save where possible. However, you want to have things looking professional and thought out. This is why I used this Online Graphic Designer to create an easy and fun… Continue reading How to Host an on-going Facebook Baby Shower
1 - The obvious, quarantine (coronavirus/covid19) Who thought about doing so much remotely before our normal lives all changed to this new normal. We are changing how we do just about everything. Work is remote, the gym is now remote - celebrations can be hosted remotely as well. Ladies, our pregnancies are not waiting until… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Host an On-Going Facebook Baby Shower
4 months B.N. (Before Noah) I can't wait to formally meet you. You're daddy and I love to feel your movements and talk about what you're going to be like when you grow up. You are already bringing us so much joy and happiness. You're already making us excited and worried. The responsibility of naming… Continue reading Dear Noah,
Our feelings are valid, but let's be positive! This morning I woke up to my What to Expect app reminding me of the exciting news that I am at the halfway mark! 20 weeks and counting. I scrolled through the email and read some of the conversations happening between all of the other expectant mothers.… Continue reading Hey ladies: Nothing Can Take This Away From Us
There are so many exciting ways to break the news. Here's how we did it. Given that I see Alberto's parents every day (I'm spoiled by his mom, which will be an entire post on its own), we told them the very night that we found out. I placed the pregnancy test in a box… Continue reading Telling All the Grandparents About Baby Z
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