Despite my terrifying birth experience, prior to the removal of the ÉvieBean, the one thing I was MOST nervous about was breastfeeding. My tentative goal was to breastfeed if possible, but I knew there would be barriers to making this happen- a csection being a big one, baby born a few weeks early being another.… Continue reading A tale of two boobies: Breastfeeding
We did it! It has been 22 days since our little miracle Bean was born, and yesterday would have been her “due date”. Honestly, these past three weeks have flown by in a blur. I can’t believe we have her, this little precious miniature human being. A little tube that poos, pees, cries and sleeps.… Continue reading Welcome Bébé Évelyne: A Birth Story
Yesterday marked 36 weeks… and honestly my mind is blown that we’ve made it this far. Next Thursday, at 7:30am, we meet our little Bean IRL. I am both terrified and excited at the same time. We are as ready as we can possibly be: we have about 8 freezer meals all ready to go… Continue reading Nine Months
I know I’ve posted here before that I am not really a fan of subscription boxes. That hasn’t really changed. However. A few months back, in a fit of joining Instagram, and not long after a particularly challenging OB appointment that resulted in a spike in my feeling like a ticking time bomb with this… Continue reading Oh Mother Care Kits- A Review!
This past week has been full tilt nesting, baby readying frenzy. Following my baby shower, we finally figured out what else we needed and bought bought bought- all the big stuff (stroller, diaper bag, cloth diaper starter amount, sling) are purchased. On my list of little things was some DIY projects such as diaper rash balm… Continue reading DIY Diaper Balm
For the past three years Andrew and I have used nothing but the homemade soap that I (and sometimes “we”) make from scratch. It now seems ridiculous to actually purchase soap when I can make it for a fraction of the price and have gorgeous, luxurious soap that I know has no nasty chemicals or… Continue reading DIY Buttermilk Baby Soap
Today I went to a Mama Blessing event in the city. It was a disaster. Oh, not on their front, the organizers and mamas there were fabulous. It was all an internal emotional snafu for me. And it took me completely by surprise. It did make me realize a few things- even though we’re pregnant,… Continue reading Mama Blessing- Infertility on Mother’s Day