pregnancy

Do you ever wish you could start over with motherhood? Go back to the beginning and cherish the things that have gone by or do things differently? One mom looks back on the past nine years and shares why she wishes she could go back to having only one child.

Why I Wish I Could Go Back to Only Having One Child

Remember the days before advanced digital photography? That’s when my first child was born. The picture is a bit dark, but it’s hard to miss this sweet little one. With his Gerber baby lips, soft dark hair and rosy cheeks, this child changed my existence. His birth was rather traumatic, and the moment he was […] Read more…

Mod Mum Maternity Hospital Gown Giveaway!

Hi everyone! We’re continuing our Mom and Baby Giveaways today with a beautiful Mod Mum Maternity Hospital Gown! I started these giveaways last week but due to some feed issues (where most of you were not seeing my posts), I’m continuing them through January 20! Be sure to enter the other giveaways of a Blooming […] Read more…

It’s My Due Date…So Where’s the Baby?

I have now arrived at my due date, October 2nd, for baby #4! Not surprisingly, there is no baby {at least as of 7 am this morning}, but my 5 year old daughter is SURE the baby will come today at some point :) I typically go late, as in 9 to 10 days late, so […] Read more…

Why I Almost Quit Nursing My Baby

He was sweet and quiet, his bright blue eyes taking in everything around him. When we began nursing he had no issues latching or eating for long periods of time. I decided to use a method of feeding where we let him nurse with no routine for the first 10 days but simply worked to get […] Read more…

Preparing Older Children for a New Sibling

Thanks for joining me for the pregnancy and baby related posts this week! Check out how I survived horrible morning sickness and how I’m fitting in exercising during this pregnancy if you haven’t already! Every child reacts differently to getting a younger sibling. My oldest, who was 2 1/2 at the time, completely ignored his […] Read more…

How I’m Fitting in Exercise During this Pregnancy

During my first pregnancy, I gained a LOT of weight. I won’t give numbers because I know the number is more than some gain and less than others gain but considering how small I started out before I got pregnant, it wasn’t good.  Part of it had to do with mostly being pregnant in the […] Read more…

Tips to Help Baby Sleep Sweetly

  One question that moms of little ones often have is “how do I get my baby to sleep well?” After all, a well-rested baby makes for a well-rested momma, and everybody else is a bit happier too! Over the past 7 years, I’ve learned a few techniques that have worked well with my first […] Read more…

My Top 5 Maternity Must-Have Clothing Items

I’m edging in on week 17 of my fourth pregnancy and along with it has come the realization that I can no longer fit into my regular clothes! This will be my first full summer pregnancy, so I’m on the hunt for maternity clothes that are stylish and also a good bargain. You can definitely […] Read more…