The Benefits of Swaddling Baby

When swaddling is done right, it works! If you ask parents if they think swaddling is helpful, most likely they will say yes. In fact, research shows 9 out of 10 parents recommend swaddling. Swaddling can help baby fall asleep quicker, stay asleep longer, help you keep your sanity, and even prevent SIDS! Read on to learn more about the benefits of swaddling baby. Why Swaddle Your Baby? When done correctly, swaddling helps your baby get better sleep and keeps them calm. It also can help prevent SIDS, as long as you don’t put your baby to sleep on their … Continue reading The Benefits of Swaddling Baby

Katyas Birth Story

It’s the day before my due date, the day before we hit the 40 week mark and my darling little girl shows no signs of wanting to join us earth side. I decided to have an induction. I know that each birth story is different and ultimately, it’s the baby who decides when they want to exit the womb. My first daughters birth story was intense and lasted for over three days. She came on her own before we hit 39 weeks. However, this little angel doesn’t want to budge, she seems content where she is right now, safe inside … Continue reading Katyas Birth Story

How I’m Feeling about The Arrival of Our Second Princess — A Letter To My Newest Daughter

I am an emotional mess as I sit here and type this letter. Your sister has fallen asleep on my tummy, as I caress her little face, lightly snoring, and far away in dreamland. I look at her in awe and think about how soon you too will be here by mommy’s side, resting right by your sister. “Motherhood is my purpose, I was created for this, your sister taught me that and you’re solidifying it my darling.” I have loved you since the day I saw the positive sign on the pregnancy test. I couldn’t believe it, I was … Continue reading How I’m Feeling about The Arrival of Our Second Princess — A Letter To My Newest Daughter

6 Things My Husband Taught Me About Being A Mother

Before I became a mom, I thought I knew exactly what kind of mom I was going to be (hilarious, right?) I assumed I was going to know exactly what to do and how to do it, that everything came together easily, and I was going to spend all my time loving my babies, stress free. However, I wasn’t prepared for how much motherhood was going to teach me about myself and even more surprisingly, how much my husband was going to teach me about being a mother. 1. How to Find Patience This is one of the most important … Continue reading 6 Things My Husband Taught Me About Being A Mother

Celebrating our Second Princess: Baby Sprinkle

March is off to an amazing start! Our families came together and we celebrated our newest addition to the Douglas Family. We had a baby sprinkle in honor of our newest princess and it all came together so beautifully. It’s hard to imagine that about two years ago we were celebrating with a baby shower for our first princess, Anaís. Anaís baby shower had a woodland theme, we had tons of cute foxes, owls, hedgehogs, and so many more adorable creatures all over the place! For this princess, the only theme that seemed fitting was a baby elephant! Why? It … Continue reading Celebrating our Second Princess: Baby Sprinkle

Don’t forget to say, “I love you.”

Growing up these three words were rarely uttered. It could be our Asian heritage, a Guyanese thing, or maybe it was just my parents. Don’t get me wrong, my sister and I didn’t lack anything during our upbringing, my mother and father expressed their love for us by buying our favorite meals, the latest trends, and anything else we desired. We always had the newest shoes, and gadgets, our nails done, and anything else a girl could ask for. However, one thing that was missing during our upbringing was the discussion and expression of emotions. In my parents household, if … Continue reading Don’t forget to say, “I love you.”