Twelve months. Dear Baby Koala, Boobie Monster, Katy, Katya, My Lovebug, It has been 365 days since you made your entrance and brightened up our world. I remember your birth day like it was yesterday: your dad and I woke … Continue reading A Letter to My Youngest Daughter on Her First Birthday
I won’t get emotional on this post, but if you are curious about what I have to say to my darling little Katya, read “An Open Letter to My Youngest Daughter on Her First Birthday.” A smashcake is a wonderful … Continue reading Happy Birthday Princess Katya! (Smashcake Shoot)
What to do if you’re breastfeeding during Covid-19 aka the Coronavirus, is a question that’s been weighing heavily on my mind and other nursing and pumping moms. My youngest daughter had her 9 month checkup amidst all of this chaos, … Continue reading What To Do If You’re Breastfeeding During Covid-19 (Corona Virus)
I will start this post by stating it is completely normal for your infant to wake through the night, whether it’s because they are hungry or want to play. In fact, babies and adults will wake four to five times … Continue reading When Do Babies Sleep Through The Night?
I can’t stress enough the importance of establishing a bedtime routine and following through every night. I don’t believe in the crying out method, however I do believe in creating a schedule so your child knows when it’s bedtime and … Continue reading 7 Reasons Baby Isn’t Sleeping Through The Night
It’s official princess, you’ve been chillin’ with us earth-side for half a year! Mama began planning your first birthday party yesterday. I’m overjoyed to see what new things you will learn, discover, and experience before you hit that big 12 month mark! However, I am in no rush for you to grow up. If there’s one thing I learned from raising your sister it’s that time is fleeting and before I know it, you’ll be a sassy, independent lady who wants to do it all. Where do I begin? We are still exclusively breastfeeding *fist pumps* and you have no … Continue reading Happy Six Months, Katya!
First off, congratulations on your new bundle of joy! And welcome to the fourth trimester. This is the time where you get to bond with your tiny human, get to know one another, learn how to be a mama, discover a new side of yourself (if it’s your first time), and just soak up all of the newborn love and bliss. I just welcomed my second daughter into the world and had to start from scratch because my first daughter is two. While taking care of my newborn, I decided to use my experience and share my version of Essentials … Continue reading Essentials for Surviving The Newborn Stage
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
My post on Breastfeeding Benefits: For Mom And Baby has been such a hit with you lovely bunch! I have been asked to write more on the topic of breastfeeding and if I can offer advice, tips, and tricks. Before … Continue reading Breastfeeding: A How-To
My decision to breastfeed my daughter has been constantly questioned. I have been told that formula is easier and more convenient, asked if I am not ashamed for exposing my body and feeding my daughter in public places, told that my breast milk won’t keep her full, and that formula fed babies are happier and healthy. Honestly, I want to tell all of those people to shove it and mind their business. Instead, I politely nod my head and change the conversation. I may not know everything, but I’m assuming these individuals do not understand or know the benefits that … Continue reading The Benefits of Breastfeeding: Mom and Baby