It's been a while since I've posted... Did I lose my desire for writing? No. I think I've just been in a rut lately and lost my motivation to upkeep my blog. A lot has happened in the past month or so, but things are finally starting to calm down. It's Monday, so I wanted … Continue reading Life Update
In honor of my son's first Halloween, I thought it would only be right for me to hand make his first costume. I also talked my husband into dressing up as a family. Our theme is one of my all time favorite movies- How To Train Your Dragon! I finished Grayson's costume first- so I … Continue reading DIY Toothless Costume For Baby- How To Train Your Dragon Cosplay
The past three days have been rough to say the least. Grayson's two front teeth finally cut through and he's in a tremendous amount of pain- as are my nipples. I always thought women were over exaggerating when they would say, "Oh, just wait until he starts getting teeth." I thought I had gotten lucky … Continue reading Nursing a Teething Baby
First off- let's start with what a doula is. A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. When I was pregnant with my son, I had first heard of a … Continue reading Why I Will Hire A Doula For My Next Birth
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?