Prior to having Aiden, a breast pump was not something I ever thought about, never mind considered using. Now, almost nine months later, I sort of feel like a pumping expert. Of course, I’m not, but I have learned a lot along the way about what it means to be a pumping mom. Here are some tips and tricks for pumping success. Continue reading →
As a mom, the eight month mark is tough. He is much closer to a year than a newborn, and I can see how much he is growing and changing every single day. It’s hard to imagine in four short months we will be throwing his first birthday! But enough of the sentimental stuff. Here is our eight month update. Continue reading →
If you have followed my blog at all, you probably know that there is nothing I love more than supporting small businesses. Especially if they are mama owned businesses. Not only am I helping other mamas, but, when it comes to clothes, nine times out of ten, Aiden is not wearing the same outfit as another baby we encounter.
Imagine my delight when I stumbled across the Instagram account @smallshoppromo, back in April, which features a ton of small stores that offer a one-day discount on their products all using the same promo code. The percentages off vary, but there are some really awesome companies involved in the sale this go around. Continue reading →
I went back to work when Aiden was 11 weeks old. On top of the emotional stress of leaving him so early, I also had to worry about how he was going to eat! On top of that, I had a business trip to Dublin a few weeks after returning to work. In preparation for all of this, I had to figure out a way to build up a good stash of milk while still feeding him every three hours.
One of the most common questions I get from new, or soon-to-be mamas, is how I built my milk supply to go back to work. It wasn’t easy, but here are the things that worked for me.
Blissful second trimester! No joke, this is the only time in my pregnancy I felt normal. Well, as normal as I could, being a human incubator! But really, I was able to eat again and exercise was back to being relatively easy again. (Relish in this, because when the third trimester hits, you just feel gigantic and uncomfortable lol) Continue reading →
Tomorrow is the first day the Nordstrom half yearly sale is open to the public. This is the perfect time to stock up on some of those baby items you need and fall/winter clothes (how crazy fall is right around the corner)! Here are some of our picks: Continue reading →
As discussed in my previous post Starting Solids: Purées we took a hybrid approach when it came to starting solids. At 4.5 months we started purées, and at six months we started baby led weaning (BLW). Baby led weaning is basically when you feed your baby whatever food you eat, but modified slightly. Continue reading →
Just when we finally got the whole milk feeding thing down, it was time to think about starting solids. The thought was pretty overwhelming. This post will focus on our experience with puréed foods. We had so many questions! Continue reading →