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
Today marks 27 weeks… and next Thursday will mark SEVEN months of pregnancy. It’s been a crazy roller coaster and I am continuously amazed that we were successful, that she’s still wiggling and thriving in my belly. As awful as IVF was, as many scares we’ve had, I am so thankful that in the end… Continue reading S’well Water Bottle- Review
When it comes to “dressing for the bump”, I had no idea that I would find the entire experience so stressful. Which I should have, since I don’t generally have an easy time choosing and purchasing clothes. My clothes shopping hangups: I really like well made, high quality materials (re: expensive) I really hate buying… Continue reading Planet Conscious Maternity Wear- Hazelnut & Rose
(My belly this morning at 23weeks (almost six months) complete with Lily Lotus sparkle) These past few weeks have been a strange mix of all out busy (3 days of closing up work caseload) and moments of pure boredom (modified bed rest). After the bleed scare I seemed to just hunker down and try to… Continue reading Prenatal Yoga and Modified Bed Rest
Sleep has been an interesting adventure these past few months. Who knew that while pregnant you’re really only supposed to sleep on your left side? (Although some disagreement, like all things pregnancy, exists out there- the reality is that while sleeping on your right side and back the extra weight from your new human growing… Continue reading Local L7 Pillow to the Rescue!