Why I chose a Birth Center

When I was pregnant I started my care with my OBGYN with every expectation that I would be delivering our little one in the traditional hospital setting. Hospitals have always given me the creepies- in my life a visit to the hospital was surrounded by sorrow and grief. It was by no means a placeContinue reading “Why I chose a Birth Center”

Traveling with Baby: Free apps for on the go!

Traveling with babies is no joke- but it didn’t have to be as hard as we make it in our minds. Planning the trip around little one’s schedule can help the journey go more smoothly- but it never hurt to have some extra help! There are TONS of apps out there for traveling with orContinue reading “Traveling with Baby: Free apps for on the go!”

Traveling with Baby: Planning Your Trip

When we first got married there were  a lot of people who told us to do all of the traveling we we wanted to do BEFORE having kids. Cause all the good times stop then. Wrong. You can totally still travel with kids, even a newborn! August went on his first trip at 5 weeksContinue reading “Traveling with Baby: Planning Your Trip”

How to help Dad bond with Baby

A lot of pregnancy focuses on the new mom -to-be, but we can’t forget the dad-to-be. Men aren’t great at expressing their feelings (need I say more), but they often have the same insecurities that moms have. Will I be a good dad? What if I don’t know what to do? How will this changeContinue reading “How to help Dad bond with Baby”

The Best First Father’s Day Gifts

With Father’s day coming up I have been searching high and low for the perfect gift for my Husbands first Fathers Day! Here’s a round up of some of my favorite gift ideas: Daddy and Me Board Book This is one of my faveorites! A board book customized with pictures of your baby and hisContinue reading “The Best First Father’s Day Gifts”

DIY- Newborn Footprint Canvas

Since August was born at a birth center, we did not get the traditional inks of his newborn footprints. Knowing we would not be getting these, I planned for a little postpartum arts and crafts session. What you need: Canvas or Canvas Paper (I used the canvas paper, it comes in a pad and isContinue reading “DIY- Newborn Footprint Canvas”

Embracing Your Postpartum Body

During pregnancy I was not at all bothered by the weight I had gained. I ate well and though I didn’t have an exercise routine I completed every day I stayed fairly active. After I delivered August I was actually dropping the weight pretty easily and feeing pretty good, but after a trip to theContinue reading “Embracing Your Postpartum Body”