STORY: My Love Hate Relationship with Breastfeeding

Motherhood has a funny way of putting you in uncomfortable positions, physically and figuratively speaking. From breastfeeding in the aisle of a grocery store, to diaper changes on a park bench, to shushing your throat dry at 3:26am. You guys… I’m actually surprised a lot more of us are not parents of just one child. #funnybuttruestory With Sofia, I was unable to breastfeed due to her early detected milk intolerance. I felt like such a failure; I wanted so badly as a first time mother to be able to provide my child with everything she needed. From love and affection, to warmth and safety and most importantly food; […]

FEATURE: 3 Reasons To Fist Pump Your Breast Pump

I’m a firm believer in fed is best, no matter how you do it! Breast… GREAT, Formula… FANTASTIC, a combination of both… BRILLIANT! I’ve never fully understood why one would give the evil eye to someone feeding their child whichever way it maybe; I mean you don’t know how or why this decision was made and for that matter nor do you have a right. And because I feel like “those evil’eyein’ people” are no readers of mine, I’m going to share how we’re choosing to feed baby Stella Grace. SIDE STORY// We found out Sofia Marie was lactose intolerant early on, by 4 weeks old we will 100% formula fed. I […]

FAMILY: Introducing Stella Grace

She’s here! She’s here! She’s really actually here!   We’re all home and in our many-of-different-modes. While I’m happy to be in my own bed, eating from my own fridge, and snuggling with my people, I’m struggling to understand what recovery mode means (c-sections really do put you out ‘eh?!), Sammy is in “do all the things and be a super dad” mode (which he is totally rocking at I may add, the guy gave me a shower the other day!) and Sofia… well she’s just in baby heaven, that and “see how many times I can kiss my baby sister before she starts to cry” mode (she’s […]

PREGNANCY: Hospital Bag Checklist

This right here is me tweaking a Hospital Bag in the past that never got a passing grade. I have done this once before and now that I know what to expect (which can also be the unexpected), I’ve finally nailed down what I feel is the Mother-Of-All Hospital Bag lists. Will everyone agree with what I’m bringing and why? Probably not! Will you need everything that I need? Possibly! Might you need more than what I’m packing? Could very well be! But guess what?! This Hospital Bag checklist is a GREAT place to start, removing items you don’t feel pertain to you and adding in personal things […]

PREGNANCY UPDATE: Week 38 (13 days to go)

People! I’m 38 weeks +1 day pregnant! I’ve been growing a baby now for 267 days, I’m 8.8 months pregnant, in my 9th month of this pregnancy… and all I really want is for this baby to be laying in my arms right now! I’m over this whole pregnant belly thing, over answering all the random inappropriate questions at the grocery store with perfect strangers, I’m over it all! Trying to remind myself to enjoy it as this time will be the last time. Last time for feeling baby kicks from the inside, last time I will have this life-size growing belly, and the last time I find myself constantly […]

HOME TOUR: The Baby’s Nursery

DIY Art via LILAxLOLA (fawn, racoon, bunny) Luxe Quilt via loulou LOLLIPOP Vintage Floral Sheets via Sweetheart N Sunshine Lullaby Bunny via cloud b Sky Beige Rug via Lorena Canals  Gift Box Side Table via IKEA Canada  Retro Mini Bluetooth Radio via VQ Vintage Floral Change Pad Cover via Sweetheart N Sunshine Mist Wipe Warmer via Munchkin Diaper Pail via Munchkin Room: Baby’s Nursery (upstairs) Vibe: Whimsical Woodland I’ve been working on this little slice of baby heaven ever since finding out we were having another little girl. I wanted to keep the base of the room, the wall color and trees, the same as Sofia had in her nursery, but the spin on what […]

PREGNANCY: New Baby Must Have’s

  Depending on what kind of person you’re, this list could be short and sweet or it can be roll-out onto the floor long, for it’s somewhere in the middle. I like to be prepared and ready for all that could come by way, I’d rather be overly stocked on all thing newborn baby than get stuck without in a moment in need. How I justify it is if I don’t need it a friend will. So without further ado, here is what I consider New Baby Must Have Items: 1// You plan on going out with baby don’t you? This Window Shade by Munchkin has got to be in your vehicle at […]

FEATURE: Big Sister Bag

Whenever I think about Sofia first meeting her sister I get all sappy. These days especially, I can cry in a split-second when I think of the first times she sets eyes on her baby sister and all the emotions come flowing. It’s this very moment that had me think about just how important it is that it be documented, and not just from MY view.  I got the idea of a Big Sister Bag from another mama-blogger, Kelly from Gav + Ro, she put together the sweetest little backpack filled with fun items her son would be able to use (and snack on) at the hospital […]

FEATURE: Dressed To Deliver +Giveaway

Packing a hospital bag technically is easy. TECHNICALLY. You could easily just throw some overnight necessities for you, baby and baby daddy in a bag and call it a day. However planning and packing the perfect hospital bag can take some time, thought and worthy efforts. I won’t tap too much into this now as I plan to later this week with a Hospital Bag Must-Have’s list… however today I can’t help but wanna share the brilliance of a company that helps you deliver a baby in style.  DRESSED TO DELIVER Website // Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest // YouTube Dressed to Deliver is a company that makes d-day as […]

PREGNANCY: Day in the Life of Gestational Diabetes

…I am beyond determined to manage my Gestational Diabetes with diet and exercise just as I did with my first pregnancy. I will do all I can to ensure insulin intervention is not needed, this is my word! This is how I entered into my appointments with my Gestational Diabetes Team after being diagnosed last month. As hard as it was to swallow the fact that I was again going to be struggling with this diagnosis, I was determined to ensure baby and me were going to be just fine. I did it before, I can do it again right? Well sorta’, if only pregnancy were the same, if […]