You're supposed to write out a birth plan? I thought you just get pregnant and then run off to the hospital to pop a baby out.. When I became pregnant that's what I thought. Little did I know that you actually have rights, choices and a voice on how you wish to give birth. By … Continue reading Your (Birth) Plan Doesn’t Always Go As Planned
We had been trying for a baby for about two months at this point. I was feeling a little off but thought it was mostly in my head, so my husband suggested I take a pregnancy test. The next day while he was at work I went to the store, came home and took the … Continue reading Welcome To Motherhood: Preparing Won’t Make You Prepared
Like most other things in the Lopes' household, we decided to go the nontraditional route when starting solids with our son. Also, like most other choices we have made together on our journey through parenthood, we have done our research and chose what was best suited for our baby and our family. The traditional way … Continue reading Baby Led… What?
I started this blog with the intent to be one of those positive, super cute moms whose life was picture perfect like in a magazine; but then I came to the realization that that wasn't me at all. I want to stay true to myself. I am probably the farthest from a positive person and … Continue reading Seasons
You'da thought my husband separated from the military for a reason or something.. That reason being we didn't want to move around all the time. We wanted to settle down, plant some roots, start a family.. I was born and raised in Las Vegas which is where I spent majority of my life. January … Continue reading Three Cities In Two Years
In honor of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7), I thought I'd share a little about my breastfeeding journey. In preparation for childbirth I knew that I wanted to exclusively breastfeed my son. I didn't know much about breastfeeding to begin with and most people I knew formula fed. I spoke with my mom and my … Continue reading Happy World Breastfeeding Week!
Initially when I thought of downsizing I absolutely despised the idea. Less stuff? A smaller home? Who would want that? A few weeks ago my family up and moved our life from a 1900 square foot house to an 800 square foot apartment. Along with us we brought the bare minimum - our kitchen table, … Continue reading Downsizing