Category Archives: Babies!

Birth “Plan” Tips

Creating a birth plan helps convey to your care team what your priorities and concerns are during your labor and with your new baby. While birth plans are less crucial at home or birth center deliveries, they’re important to have … Continue reading

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Pre-Birth (and Conception!) Checklist

(Written May 2011 and updated January 2015.) When I landed on bedrest with our third baby still in our first trimester I was nowhere near ready to bring a newborn home. I had to get ready real fast, and while … Continue reading

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Babies x 2

How adorable are these little guys?? That big boy I think has been smiling since birth – every photo & anytime I visit him in person he has that grin that can light up the room! I suspect that this … Continue reading

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Big Bro

Does that big brother not look absolutely giddy to be welcoming his new baby? Despite it being 3am he was bright eyed and giggling and seemed enthralled by the precious new arrival. Two years ago I was blessed to witness … Continue reading

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Martha Sears – My Hero

My firstborn baby was spirited, to put it mildly. Nursing at least every two hours around the clock (or every 45 minutes), PASSIONATE about expressing his opinion, not needing much sleep, wanting constant touch. As a new parent hearing so … Continue reading

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Southwest Birth Round Up!!

So when I found out that the Southwest Birth Round Up was going to be held the same week as my husband’s annual work convention (that he helps run, like he’s in charge of all the tech stuff and it’s … Continue reading

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Doula Belt | Tips for Doulas

I saw the FlipBelt on Pinterest and I was intrigued. Not that I’ve run in years (it’s designed for runners) but I do chase children around a lot, and we love to do hikes as a family. I’m always hesitant … Continue reading

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Sneak Peak – Baby A

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My Baby Scrapbook

When adding a new birth announcement to my scrapbook I was flipping through the pages and smiling as I saw all these beautiful families. I have birthday invitations, birth announcements, holiday cards, thank you notes, and sweet letters from families … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek – Baby E

I was blessed to witness the arrival of their first child, so I was overjoyed to be welcomed back to attend the birth of their second. We were all surprised to discover that despite coming at different gestations, their babies … Continue reading

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