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Birth Center Bag – What I Packed, What I Actually Used

I started this post prior to going into labor and just never posted it so I figured I would edit to what I actually needed vs what I brought. Last time, I gave birth in the hospital and brought so much stuff! To be fair, we were having an induction and ended up being in the hospital from Tuesday at VIEW MORE

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Reflections, Excitements, and Fears About Labor and Baby #2

Any day now until our second little man makes his grand entrance into the world and there are so many things that are exciting and scary about this new addition. Baby number 1 ROCKED my world.  He was and is the absolute best thing that ever could have happened to it, but it took a while to even VIEW MORE

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Maternity Photos

I'm baaack! It's been a while since I've posted anything on the blog.  I had computer issues (failed hard drive) and I've just been getting all sorts of things done around the house getting ready for baby.  But I am so excited for today's post about my maternity photos! A couple of weeks ago VIEW MORE

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Babymoon #2 – La Jolla, California

We did receive discounts for this post, but all opinions are completely my own!  I've written before about the importance of getting away with your spouse for some quality one on one time, and we are so grateful we got to do it again for a little weekend babymoon in La Jolla, CA.  Daniel's cousin VIEW MORE

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Bump Style Diary Weeks 24-28

Last month of the second trimester just wrapped up! As this bump gets bigger, leggings are getting more and more comfy! 2 of the 3 pairs featured below aren't even maternity and all 3 are under $20! Also this month I wore a few times dresses that were now too short to wear as dresses, but made a VIEW MORE

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25 Weeks

How Far: 25 weeks Size of baby: Cantaloupe Pregnancy Symptoms: Hip pain and lots of baby movement! Cravings and Aversions: Lemonade and veggie wraps.  Aversion to smelling most things. Braxton Hicks:  Yes! Birthing books or classes:  Putting these off until the last minute.  I've started VIEW MORE

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24 Weeks

How Far: 24 weeks Size of baby: Cantaloupe Pregnancy Symptoms:  Just the normal aches and pains.  Looking back on my first pregnancy, I've gained about 10 lbs less so far, and my blood pressure is super low still.  Not that I had real issues with either the first time, I can only attribute this to VIEW MORE

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Enjoying a Summer Pregnancy

First of all notice the title here.  "Enjoying" instead of "surviving" or "getting through".  Anyone who knows you are going through a summer pregnancy is going to have something to say about how awful it is.  And sort of for good reason.  Extra weight, blood, swelling, etc are not exactly summer VIEW MORE

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Bump Style Diary Weeks 16-20

This month's bump style includes a little more bump! This belly keeps growing and growing and I can't believe I'm at the halfway mark already! This month's bump style shows how you really can accentuate or downplay and hide a bump depending on what you wear.    Outfit 1 & 2 Top(comes VIEW MORE

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