Tag: first time mom

Eyes Peeled… Roly Poly Baby

So. I had a bad dream that Anastasia fell off the bed. As a first time mother this is a terrible dream and something I have been especially paranoid about. I do not leave her unattended on the bed what-so-ever, but it was still a scary dream. But I learned this weekend that my little girl is definitely a roly-poly-baby. She’s not crawling but … Read More Eyes Peeled… Roly Poly Baby

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Return of the elusive date night…

This is not an advice post. This is more of a question to any mamas and readers out there. When did you bring back date-night after having your baby? Truth is, with Anastasia being born prematurely, the first 3 months we would often get dinner together before going to visit. Josh would try to get me out of the house whenever he could to … Read More Return of the elusive date night…

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The Big 6 – Where has the time gone?

That’s right! My little Anastasia has officially turned 6 Months old! Honestly, where has this time gone? I cannot even begin to fathom the idea that my little girl is already half a year old. I’ve had her for 6 Months already! She has come a long way from that tiny 2lb 15oz little peanut. She is now 13.5 lbs and 24 inches long. … Read More The Big 6 – Where has the time gone?

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Another month just flies by

It’s crazy to think that 4 months has passed since Anastasia made her debut into this world. Our little girl certainly has a mind of her own and no one could tell her when to arrive she had to come on her own terms. She has flourished amazingly, is growing and eating great and we absolutely love her to bits. She’s 4 months old … Read More Another month just flies by

To build or not to build?

I’m not at that point in my motherhood where Anastasia likes stuffed animals (or toys in general) so this wasn’t even up for discussion at our house. But after reading the, somewhat amusing and laughable, reports of the chaos that ensued with Build-A-Bear‘s pay your age event. I have to ask, would you or would you not have taken part in this event? Personally. … Read More To build or not to build?

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3 Baby Items I Couldn’t Live Without

You know, you’re making your baby registry, looking at the vast sea of baby items out there wondering what in the world you are actually going to need. Some of these items I’m sure some would disagree with me on. But for sure, these are the 3 baby items I couldn’t live without. Note: This post contains affiliate links. You can read my¬†disclosure by … Read More 3 Baby Items I Couldn’t Live Without

Expect the unexpected

Don’t believe anyone who says being a parent is easy, or you’ll be a natural. Yes, you will have the ‘instincts’ there, instincts that are most likely based off of what you remember from when your parents were raising you. But there will be mistakes, lots of them. Honestly, I think Joshua and I have lost track of how many mistakes we’ve already made, … Read More Expect the unexpected

Formula Feeding Mom Fail…

Definitely a lesson learned the hard way ordeal… So, I was originally breastfeeding. While Anastasia was in the NICU and basically up until she turned 3 months she was taking my milk. But after my supply took a big hit and she started to develop terrible gas from my milk we decided to officially make the transition over to formula feeding, after all fed … Read More Formula Feeding Mom Fail…

Snuggles! Get your snuggles here!

Alright lets get it out there. I am sure at some point someone, somewhere, has told you to make sure you don’t hold your baby too much. But let’s be honest, can you really hold a baby TOO much? I understand the common ‘fear’ here is that your baby will get used to being held and will only want to be held. I am … Read More Snuggles! Get your snuggles here!

The perks of being a working Mama

So, I recently had to return to work. Maternity leave was up and well I wasn’t getting paid to stay at home anymore, unfortunately. But going back to work and having to leave my daughter at home was one of the hardest things I think I’ve ever had to do. Of course it doesn’t help that of the 4 months leave that I had, … Read More The perks of being a working Mama

Does being a Mama mean you stop being you? A discussion about Hobbies and more.

Maybe you feel like being a new mom is just taking up all your time. You are so focused on taking care of your little one, changing diapers, feeding, and checking to make sure they are ok, that you don’t have time for hobbies. Trust me, I understand. The first few days after I brought Anastasia home I only left the room to make … Read More Does being a Mama mean you stop being you? A discussion about Hobbies and more.

Diaper Wishes…

I’m sure you’ve heard this term before but as they say, be careful what you wish for… As you all know, babies poop… a lot. Naturally in this case when it is your turn to change the diaper you are hoping/wishing for a poop free diaper and you think, don’t poop, don’t poop, don’t poop. Well… then you have a day where your baby … Read More Diaper Wishes…

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