Second Baby Guilt

As I sit to write this, it is 11 o’clock at night.  I promised myself I would get into bed tonight and get some MUCH needed sleep, but as I headed to bed there it was…the nagging feeling most moms know all to well.  A bit of guilt.  Yesterday, I hit 28 weeks with my second baby.  I get extra…

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Wyatt’s Birth Story

Hard to believe it’s been nearly 7 weeks since we welcomed Wyatt into our family. Even harder to believe it’s taken me that long to write out his birth story! I forgot how time-consuming life with a newborn is – then add a toddler in the mix. I’m trying to soak up as much time as I can with both…

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A summer with my boy

Well, here I am, it’s nap time the weekend before school starts.  I can’t lie, I have cried.  Many of you know, I am a teacher and this year, I was lucky enough to only work two full weeks plus a handful of other meetings.  This is the first year I have not signed up to teach the full session of…

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40 Weeks Pregnant – Update & Lessons Learned

Most people who know me will tell you I’m (almost) always on time. Like RIGHT on time. I don’t like being too early (can’t stand waiting), but also stress when I’m late. Remember how I said H is a lot like me in this post? Well, her baby brother is a different story right now. However, at 40 weeks +…

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Visiting New Baby

A few months ago, Crystal announced she was pregnant with her second little bundle of joy.  Fast forward to now and I am anxiously awaiting the call that baby boy is here. Like most friends or pregnant women, I can’t wait to snuggle the little bundle of joy and want to meet him basically as soon as he enters the…

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A letter to Harper Rose

Oh, my sweet girl. How your world (and mine) are about to change. I am so proud of the little person you’ve become. I say “little” because whenever I call you my big girl, you say “I’m not a big kid yet, mommy.” I’m okay with that. Stay little as long as you can. Growing up is overrated, any way.…

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Why I’ve Chosen a Doula for Birth #2

I didn’t have a doula with H, and I truly wish I had. I had no idea how invaluable one could be to my overall birth experience. At the time, I was overwhelmed by the long list of pre-baby to-do’s and frankly was so invested in worrying about our baby that I didn’t think much about myself. When I mention…

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Amazon Prime Day

Oh, Boy! Amazon Prime Day & My Favorite Finds for Baby #2

It’s PRIME DAY! I don’t know about you, but I get overly excited for a good deal. Especially a deal on practical, everyday items. Sure, the Nordy’s sale is great, but I know I don’t need any of those items. So excuse me while I scour Amazon for all the bargains today… like 2 years ago when I was scoping…

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Gender reveal balloon

Baby S2 is a…

As I near the 30 week mark, I realize I never “officially” announced baby S2’s gender… and if it’s not on social media, it didn’t happen – right? 😉 Well, baby is a…

A Fun Day in DC

A few weeks ago, the hubby had to work on Saturday so L and I were on our own for the day.  It also happened to be the first really nice Saturday in the DC area for the spring season, so we wanted to get into something fun! Luckily, Crystal and I got an email from KinderCare inviting us to Ring…

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