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Little One Young #2! Our Rainbow baby

If you have been following along, you would know that we lost a baby back in November. It was tough. A lot of family & friends were surprised to find out we were even pregnant because we originally said to everyone like a broke record “One & Done”. After losing the little bean back in November we decided that we truly did want a second little one running around and for Lucas to have a sibling. To my surprised after 30 days after the miscarriage, I tested positive! I just decided to take a test for the hell of it. I was doing my makeup for work and had my glasses off and looked over at the test maybe 1 minute after taking it and my eyes were bulging. I was in shock! I couldn’t believe it and scrambled to put on my glasses. I kept it a secret from my husband for a couple of days but decided to tell him because I felt the hormones rushing on in and I can’t hide when Im over emotional. Im 12 weeks as of today.

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Increasing your milk supply!

I don’t think there’s a breastfeeding momma out there who doesn’t worry about her supply.  I was obsessive about my supply when Lucas was first born.  I had heard so many stories of moms who’s supply had suddenly dropped and could no longer feed their babies.  When I would see a dip in what I was producing, I’d use these strategies to increase my milk supply. When I was taking care of myself and following these tips, I’d typically pump between 9-10 ounces from each side! If you’re working hard to keep your milk flowing (or just doing some research ahead of time), try these totally doable ways to pump up production

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Little Personal Update!

So hello, December! I have been pretty quiet on my blog this month due to it' being absolutely chaos! I have a lot going on at the moment this month so I am hoping to get back into the swing of things come January! For now I wanted to update you on why I have been missing.
We have seen Santa about 4 times and it’s only juuust the middle of December. Lucas thankfully isn’t afraid of Santa!

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What's In My Diaper Bag 2.0

I previously made a What's In My Diaper Bag last year before my son arrived. What I thought would be in my diaper bag! you can check that out here. Looking back, I actually don't hold all of those items in that bag! So, I have decided to make a new 2.0 version of the real deal of what goes on inside my diaper bag. I decided to make the switch from a backpack to a shoulder bag/purse looking diaper bag.

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5 remedies to help YOU sleep

When my son was a few months old, and I was deep in the midst of sleep-deprivation & “mommy fog”. Lucas was still sleeping a lot better than most newborns. I would only have to get up once, but most of the time twice or three times for 3 months. That being said, I don’t do well on broken sleep & I cried. A lot. Lucas was a good sleeper relativity early. We think it’s because of his weight! He’s always been in the 97th percentile. When he finally did start sleeping well, I discovered something — he could sleep through the night, but I couldn’t! Suddenly, was the one waking up multiple times each night, unable to fall back asleep, while my son slept peacefully in his crib. I would constantly check the video monitor each time I woke up. 

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Marriage & Motherhood

Balancing marriage and motherhood is no small task. Both roles are incredibly important, and the challenge to keep them in balance can sometimes feel impossible. If you sometimes feel overwhelmed with trying to take care of your little one but also show your partner love & affection this post is for you.

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5 SIMPLE BABY BEDTIME TIPS

When I had Lucas there was a time when all I searched on Google was how to get a baby to sleep. He was a great sleeper, I really don’t know what I was so worried about.. Maybe all the vetran moms saying "Say good bye to sleep!". So, I decided to add to the hundreds of posts on baby bedtime tips  In case you wanted another one to read. I did previously make one about Lucas's transition when he was a wee wee baby. You can read that here.

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New Mom: The Expectations

Before having children I feel like we all have had expectations of maternity leave/ postpartum time off. We’re going to be that Pinterest mom who goes to the gym, has time to be glam often, make every meal from scratch, be a crunchy mom. (Nothing wrong with being a crunchy mom! I try myself) ♥️ Until reality hits you in the teeth!

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