One. Two. Three Months Old Already!  

I cannot believe our sweet little lady is three months old today! I haven’t written about the first or second month experience (bad blogger moment) so this is my way of playing catch up! Life has gotten so much more meaningful in so many ways. You really wouldn’t believe the things you do for your…

Cloth Diaper Update! 

So I set my heart on using cloth diapers since I found out about them a few years ago. I started purchasing them pretty much the minute I found out we were pregnant. I read on other cloth mama blogs not to purchase a lot of the same kind until we know which ones work…

DIY: Placenta Encapsulation  

Placenta encapsulation has been something that I knew I wanted to try even before becoming pregnant. Although there is no scientific based evidence or controlled studies to back up the theory, many new moms are speaking out about the differences they have felt after consuming their placenta. After much research and consideration, I figured it ought…

Kaia’s Birth Story

Kaia’s “guess date” came and went and I found myself wondering if she would ever make an appearance. Signs of labor were apparent but nothing to the point of ‘yes this is the day!’ I had been dilated two centimeters and 80% effaced. My doctor wanted to induce me at 40 + 3 but I…

Birth Affirmations

As D-day is fast approaching I find myself with mixed emotions about this highly anticipated day. I’m anxious, a little fearful, excited and extremely eager to meet our daughter who I’ve been growing inside of me for 9 freaking months!  Although I have been telling myself that labor and birth is a normal, natural process,…

9 Month Bumpdate!

The last few weeks have been the same as far as how I’ve been feeling: exhausted, filled with joy, over it, excited, someone save me. HAHA! Around three weeks ago Kaia found herself comfortable right on my sciatic nerve. The pain was extreme and it left me feeling hopeless with a sharp shooting-numbing pain running…

My Birth “Plan”

I’ve heard so many different opinions about how a birth plan can be a good thing or it can be a bad thing. For all women out there, birth expectations, experiences and realties are so wildly different from one another. Having a “plan” or “preferences” or even calling it “wishes” can help your nurses, doctor and even…

Garden Party!

I cannot believe how fast time is flying by! This past weekend was my baby shower and after planning, organizing and more planning I can finally take a breath of relief! I really did enjoy planning it since admittedly, I’m a control freak-perfectionist and when I have something in mind, a vision I suppose, I…

Protecting The Golden Hour(s)

I think we all have an idea about labor and birth— whether we’ve been in the room to witness it or how it’s portrayed on the tv screen. Usually, it’s a laboring woman giving birth while screaming her head off, then out comes the baby, the doctor clamps the cord and they ask the dad…

29 Weeks~Bump date!

I’m 29 weeks today! Which means I’m 7 months pregnant and a week into my third trimester. It’s crazy how time has been flying by. It seems just like yesterday that I peed on that little stick and found out that I was going to become a mother. We’ve come such a long way. I’m…

I DO!

Getting to marry the love of my life and best friend was the most incredible feeling in the world. It felt so right and everything was put together so effortlessly. It was a beautiful experience getting to share such a close intimate moment together with only our mothers there and my nephew. It was simple…

Natural Stretch Mark Moisturizer

I’ve always been interested in natural remedies and I think it’s especially important to stay away from any unnecessary ingredients that may be harmful during pregnancy. I’ve heard about so many different companies who produce products claiming to prevent, heal and make stretch marks disappear. But despite their claims, most of these serum’s actually don’t work. While…