My Little Leaper

I’ve talked about Leaps before and I’ll talk about Leaps again. If you have a little one at home, you should be talking about Leaps, too!

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I’ve talked about Leaps before and I’ll talk about Leaps again. If you have a little one at home, you should be talking about Leaps, too!

Leaps are developmental “growth spurts” that babies go through in the first 20 months of life. They are outlined in a book that is quickly becoming my new best friend titled The Wonder Weeks.

My baby is currently going through her second leap, and let me tell you, it’s a doozy!

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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Having a Baby

Bringing a baby into your home will change everything. From the way you think, to the way you go to the bathroom (suddenly you’re going as quickly as possible- forget the phone, you have a baby to get back to!), having your little one around will revolutionize your life.

You’re going to be stressed. You’re going to be tired. You’re going to be stinky. But, you’re going to survive! And, to help make these first few months a little easier, I’m going to share with you the things I wish I knew before bringing my baby home from the hospital.

*Note: This is different than my 15 Things I Wish I Knew Before Giving Birth post. This is about raising baby, not delivering it.

Ready? Let’s get this thing started!

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Giving Babywise A Go

We finally started trying to get Baby Girl on a schedule about two weeks ago. I want to share how I’m incorporating Babywise into our lives.

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Well, we’ve been trying something new in our home. I had intended to start with the Babywise thing from the get-go. But, with all the breastfeeding commotion I figured it would be better to conquer that before adding another thing to our plate.

That being said, we finally started trying to get Baby Girl on a schedule about two weeks ago. Here’s how it’s going.

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Postpartum Update- 6 Weeks: Ready, Set, Run!

Well, I officially hit the 6 weeks postpartum mark! It seems like such a blur. On the one hand, I can’t believe my baby girl is six weeks old already. On the other, I can’t believe I’ve survived six weeks of being a mom!

One thing I want to do now that I’m a mom and my body seems to know it is start running again! I ran a half marathon 10 years ago and loved the experience of training and the race itself was so much fun!

That was a decade and a baby ago, though. So, chances are it isn’t going to be anything like it was before. But, I’m still going to try.

My goal: There’s a ½ marathon at Disney that I want to participate in! There are a couple, actually. My first choice was the Wine and Dine, but that one is already full, so I’m thinking about trying the Princess one. It’s not until February 2020, so I should have more than enough time… Hopefully…

WISH ME LUCK!

15 Things I Wish I Knew Before Giving Birth

I took a childbirth class. I read blog posts and all the information The Bump had to offer. And I was still unprepared for parts of my labor and delivery experience.

I took a childbirth class. I read blog posts and all the information The Bump had to offer. And I was still unprepared for parts of my labor and delivery experience. To help you pregnant mamas out there mentally prepare for your childbirth experience, I’ve decided to compile a list of things I wish I had known before walking into the hospital that life-changing morning.

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What I Keep at my Breastfeeding Station (And Why You Should, Too)

My “breastfeeding station” is really just a spot on the couch with a little blue basket stuffed full of everything I could ever need to have at arm’s length.

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My “breastfeeding station” is really just a spot on the couch (that’s beginning to get a little indented…) with my boppy, a couple pillows, and a little blue basket I bought from the dollar store stuffed full of everything I could ever need or want at an arm’s length.

I’ve seen a lot of posts about breastfeeding stations and what each woman recommends keeping nearby. This is my list of ultimate must-haves. Trust me, you won’t want to sit down to feed your little one without these things!

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Baby Books: What to Read and Why

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When it came to picking out baby books to read, I was pretty specific with what I was looking for. There are tons of options out there, but I didn’t have tons of time. Sure, nine months seems like a long time, but the truth is, there’s so much to do and so much to prepare (not to mention you’re going to be exhausted) that you don’t want to read something that isn’t worth the precious time you’re dedicating to it.

For that reason, I picked four books to read to prepare for my little one. I liked all of them and absolutely loved one of them. If you’re looking for something to read while you wait for your little one to make his or her appearance, here are my recommendations!

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