Mama Category Archives

Why Is The 4th Trimester So Hard? 5 Things…

I’ve been thinking a lot about that tricky 4th trimester. Partly because I’m smack dab in the middle of it (actually 2/3rd’s of the way through, but who’s counting), but also because a family friend is due to have her first baby in a couple of months.   I’m going to her baby shower in May, and while I want to pour my heart out and …

Mama Life: Sleep Must Haves For The First 3 Months (And Beyond)

Oh, sweet sleep. I was explaining to my husband the other day that pretty much 94.8% of the things I do each and every day are focused on SLEEP. Whether it’s getting my toddler to take a nap or making sure nighttime goes as smoothly as possible with the baby, right now my life’s work is making sure we all get enough sleep.  My babies …

Postpartum Style: 5 Key Pieces

Happy Spring! Let’s talk postpartum style. It’s tough, right? I’m in between my entire closet fitting me and most of my maternity clothes being too big (and really never wanting to see them again, anyway).  Well, I’ve had 6 weeks to experiment with what works and what doesn’t, what makes me feel like ME again and what makes me feel like I want to hide …

A Family Of Four

We had Ev’s newborn pictures taken about 3 weeks ago. Thankfully, we were able to get some family photos taken, too.  While I try to schedule family photos for each big life event, I didn’t get any taken during this pregnancy. Really, I felt giant and uncomfortable for most of it, so I really didn’t feel like getting all fancy and striking a pose in front of …

Mama Of Two: One Month In…

Our newest addition is one month old and I can’t believe it. The past month has taken so long and has gone so quickly. Days have blurred into nights and back into sleepy mornings. I’m slowly getting the hang of this mama of two thing. The key word is SLOWLY. I have moments of feeling like I’ve got this, I can do it. Then, the next minute …

POSTPARTUM BODY IMAGE + A PUSH PRESENT

JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.   Well, this weekend FLEW by. Although, these days I don’t really know what day it is or what time it is…so it could still be the weekend and I just don’t know it.  So, it turns out that over the course of 2.5 years,  I’d forgotten a lot about having a …

Everly’s Birth Story

Wow. Baby girl is 12 days old already. I’m typing up her birth story. Pinch me, because I still stop in my tracks, shocked that I’m no longer pregnant. It all happened so fast…and 17 days early.  Saturday night we went to Whole Foods and Lowe’s. I was having pretty regular contractions, waddling through the aisles of Lowe’s, trying to keep up with the Mister …

Mini Style: Looking Forward To Spring With Carter’s

This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.” I can’t quite remember a winter when I’ve ever looked more forward to spring. (And that’s saying A LOT when you live in Chicago.)  Harper was a summer baby, which was exciting, too. But there’s just something about having a baby at the end of winter, when you know spring …

She’s Here…

Yay!  So…I thought I would be sharing another weekly pregnancy update today, but NOPE. Baby girl had other plans. 🙂 We are home and enjoying sweet snuggles with our new girl. Everyone is happy and healthy and we couldn’t feel more blessed.  I will share her birth story next week…but for now, we’re slowly getting into the swing of things and finding our groove as …

Bump Style: Third Trimester Essentials

Oh, the Third Trimester. So many mixed emotions… Overwhelming excitement to meet this little babe who’s been growing inside of me for 9 months. Sadness that this is the last time I will feel those sweet kicks. Joy that our family of 3 will soon become a family of 4.  And…frustration when I got dressed this morning and thought: “DUUUUUDE. I’m so over getting dressed.” …