The First Year

The time is upon us

I have a little bit of fear in my heart. I feel like karma is going to get me back for all of the times I complained about shrieking babies on airplanes within the next couple of months. We’re not going to Italy- postponing until Liv is older- but I’ll most likely be taking her…

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5/26: Thoughts from the week

-Parents-to-be: blackout curtains are a fantastic investment. We got some for Liv’s nursery in the loft, which I had been wanting to do because from the street at night, you can see into the loft because the windows in the living room are so high. It was a little creepy. Plus, every morning, Liv was…

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5/20: Thoughts from the week

-I’m further convinced that being a mom makes you say things you think make sense and/or are funny, when in fact it isn’t the case at all. Number of times I’ve said unfunny jokes out loud in the past 24 hours: 3. I’d give you examples, but I’m embarrassed. When I try to make a…

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Book of memories {giveaway}

Lots of fun little projects have been going on lately, including: the Pinterest-inspired photo wall for upstairs   (collecting frames in various textures, all in the same color family and picking up photo orders from Walgreens) and Liv’s baby book.   It took me a LONG time to order a baby book, because I couldn’t…

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Flowers and solids {video}

(Saw this on Facebook- if you have the accurate source, please let me know!) Not our house this morning. Most mornings are pretty amazing. Liv will wake up anywhere between 5-6, I’ll feed her in our bed, put her back in her crib and we’ll both go back to sleep for a little while (until…

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Next wrap step

Since Livi was born, I have loved being able to wear her in the Moby and Baby K’tan. In the beginning, that’s the only place she would nap, and I loved feeling her soft baby snores on my chest. (she was only 3 weeks old in that picture!) There are so many benefits of babywearing:…

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4 month PDB

Every night during my last time pumping before bed, I pin things on Pinterest and lurk Facebook. It’s my “waste time on the computer” 20 minutes of the day, and while perusing around last night, I saw this. (It was on the “Sexually Deprived for Your Freedom!” page, to which I’m a proud “liker”) And…

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4 months old

It seems like it was just yesterday that I was uncomfortably pregnant, waiting with anxiety to see when I’d actually go into labor –it felt like it was never going to happen- and dying to meet our baby girl.   And now, I have no idea how I lived without her. Lots of fun new…

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Preg Snack: Anchovy Mash

The experiences of being pregnant and breastfeeding changed my relationship with food in an amazing way. When I first began my weight loss journey quite a few years ago, I approached nutrition the same way I approach anything I want to learn more about: I researched as much as possible. I wanted to lose weight…

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“How did you know you were ready?”

This is a question I get pretty often. If you’ve been reading my blog since the early days, you know I wasn’t always stoked about the idea of having a baby. I knew I wanted kids eventually, but thought that being pregnant would be like having an alien inside of me (which is funny because…

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4/28: Thoughts from the week

-First I thought that my husband holding a baby was dreamy, but wearing an Ergo just takes it to another level. -Babies in sunglasses = just about the cutest thing ever (They’re still a little too big, but it was fun to try them on and snap a photo) -We got a new printer. This…

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{Video post} Tummy time

We weren’t always the best at doing tummy time. You’re supposed to do it as often as possible during the day, so the baby can build up neck strength and doesn’t get a flat head from laying down all the time. Sometimes it would end up being 5pm and I’d think “Ahh! Tummy time!” and…

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