The End | Third Trimester Recap

I thought this post would never come! Baby Boy and I couldn’t make it to a full 40 weeks, but we did get to 38! The day I turned 38 weeks, we were induced. I can’t believe that was almost 3 weeks ago already! Yikes!

Baby Preparation | What’s In My Hospital Bag?

The time has come to discuss all things related to the Hospital Bag!

I had a very small emergency bag that I took with me to our quick, unexpected runs, but this was the real deal. The “you can come in, but you aren’t leaving without a baby” bag.

Today, I’m sharing with you how I knew what to bring, what I actually packed, and where I got some of the items.

I’m curious…
What did you pack in your hospital bag as a first time (delivering) mom-to-be? Did you over pack? Under pack? Let me know!

Quick Update | Baby is Here

He is here! After 44 hours of labor, 3 hours of pushing, and some complications…we had a 7 pound 10 oz little boy! AND we are all HOME! To top it all off, Michael William has a very special birthday–September 21, 2018 (I’ll explain later!). Stay tuned for some ADORABLE (if I do say soContinue reading “Quick Update | Baby is Here”

Baby Preparation | Hospital Classes

In the last 5 weeks, we sat through 4 parenting/birthing classes at our local hospital.

Some of the classes were fantastic and some were surprising bummers. Today I sat down and wrote out the pros and cons of each class and my recommendations/rankings of the classes.

If you are a first-time parent to be, what classes did/will you participate in?

If you are a seasoned parent, what classes did you take or find most helpful?

Baby Preparation | Making Freezer Meals | Part 2

Holy freezer meals! The work is done, the food is made, and I am … laying on the couch!

As part of Baby Prep, I wanted to have a BUNCH of meals stockpiled and ready to be reheated. We want to focus on Baby Boy, the dogs, ourselves, and visitors for a while. Not breakfasts, lunches, and dinners!

The Middle | Second Trimester Recap

It’s hard to believe that we are DONE with the second trimester already! By the time, this post goes live, we will have less than 12 weeks until our due date and less than 6 weeks until our goal date.

The second trimester was filled with a lot of ups and downs, and changes in medications and thought patterns. The end of this trimester reminded me of how important it is to pay attention to and take care of one’s mental health. So, here we go! All about the second trimester recap train!