Can you believe that it is already August? How did that even happen? It feels like as soon as the snow melted, summer came and is almost gone! However, I LOVE fall! I love it. Between the falling leaves, beautiful scenery here in Newfoundland, and the fact that you can wear plaid shirts and slouch beanies. Everything goes pumpkin flavored (hello, pumpkin spice chai tea and pumpkin muffins with cream cheese icing in the middle!) For many parents, it is[Read more]
Preparing for labor can feel like you are preparing to hike Mount Everest. There are things to do, doctors to meet, necessities to buy and lots of planning. It can be a bit overwhelming on what you all need to do to prepare for labor and everything that comes thereafter. Along with keeping track of everything in a Pregnancy Planner, another tool that is great for helping you wrap your head around what to expect for labor and help you[Read more]
As soon as you get that pretty pink + sign on your test, a million thoughts are going to race through your mind. One of the most thrilling thoughts is, “how am I going to share this with my friends and family?!” Especially in the age of social media, we see all kinds of ways that people are cooking up to announce to the world that they are expecting. Some are super simple, and some are totally elaborate. For my[Read more]
If you have never experienced the pangs of anxiety before, you are incredibly lucky. Some people feel clammy, hyperventilating, nausea, and more. Something that many soon-to-be moms don’t realize that anxiety during pregnancy is totally normal and common. How Common is Prenatal Anxiety? Healthline says that 1 in 10 women will have anxiety during pregnancy. That is a staggering number. This can be more likely in moms who have already experienced anxiety before getting pregnant. It can also be more[Read more]
During the 9 months of pregnancy, everyone is busy asking the mother-to-be how she is feeling. They excitedly rub her tummy and ask all about baby names. Of course, they offer congratulations to the dad, but while the mommy-to-be is changing and growing and glowing, sometimes the dad might feel like he is on the sidelines. However, he has an incredibly important role during labor. How Dads Have an Important Role: If you were like me, you are probably nervous[Read more]
Pretty much 99.99% of women are nervous about labor and postpartum recovery. I’m going to be honest, I was so nervous about labor that I didn’t think about what it would be like postpartum. In hindsight, I wish I did because I was SO unprepared! In reality, it was a bloody mess (literally!) Is it possible to prepare for postpartum recovery? Yes! To an extent. While every labor and every recovery is different, you can still do your best to[Read more]
One of the most exciting parts about being pregnant is when you first start picking up teeny tiny clothes and little toys. Perhaps it is when you first start assembling the nursery, or, even picking up maternity clothes. In this side of the world, it is a custom to usually have a baby shower. It is optimally named because traditionally the baby is showered with gifts. Friends and family get together and celebrate the life of this little bundle of[Read more]
One of the most exciting (or possibly stressful) parts of pregnancy is creating your baby’s nursery. What color? What kind of drapes? What theme? Gender neutral or bold? There are endless possibilities, and most parents have NO idea where to start! When we first started planning for our baby’s nursery, we were totally perplexed because after looking through Pinterest, we had a million different ideas and wanted to incorporate everything! Possibly the biggest factor in what will decide your room[Read more]
So many different things happen the first 24 hours after giving birth. Here are 19 different things that happen.
Pregnancy can bring out an array of symptoms. By far, one of the most notorious is probably morning sickness. Why? Because NO one likes vomiting! Especially if you are trying to manage work, your home life, going out with friends, all coupled with morning sickness, it doesn’t make it easy! *this post may contain affiliate links* What causes morning sickness? It’s hard to say for sure. However, it is thought that elevated hormone levels play a factor, as well as[Read more]
The top 6 apps for tracking your pregnancy
The top four places to register are:
Ah, pregnancy symptoms. Some are GREAT! (I barely had to shave when I was pregnant because my growth slowed down!) and some are AWFUL! (I’m talking about you, morning sickness and hemorrhoids!) At first, the biggest, burning question that moms have are, “is this normal?” “Is this pregnancy, or something else?” “Does THIS mean I’m pregnant?” *post may contain affiliate links* How early can you actually get pregnancy symptoms? The answer: pretty darn early! Americanpregnancy.org reports that you can get[Read more]
How do you begin breastfeeding? Does your baby just know to latch onto the breast and it just…happens? How does breastfeeding feel? For first time moms, breastfeeding may feel shrouded in mystery. Sure, your friends tell you about how amazing the bond is and how awesome breastfeeding is but is it always that easy? (This post contains affiliate links) First of all, how do you decide whether to formula feed or breastfeed? That is a very personal question, with a[Read more]
This outlines 4 easy ways to make mornings a little easier.
There are so many things you should never say to other people. Asking when someone is going to have kids is one of them. This is why.
The top 5 most annoying things you could ever say to a pregnant woman are:
There are so many things you cannot prepare for before giving birth. Here are my top 5 things I wish I knew before I gave birth.
The baby blues are hard on every mom. How do you get through them?
These are some ideas for “me-time” when you are pregnant!
Anyone who has been pregnant at some point or another has had the same thought. WHY DO I HAVE TO WORK?? I have that thought about. 634384793847 times in the run of a day. Its incredibly hectic and exhausting. So how to Moms to be do it? Let me tell you – it isn’t always easy. Some background on my work. I work as a job coach for adults with autism. I am placed by the government in a small[Read more]