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    Oliver James 3 Month Update – GERD Progress & Going back to Work

    Month 3 has come with a whole lot of changes for us. Our little Ollie has finally started to get his GERD under control after going through a series of different medications and doses. It’s so incredibly awesome that he isn’t spending most of his waking hours screaming. He’s becoming so aware of his surroundings…searching for his big sister, playing with his toys on his play mat and really starting to lift his head up (even rolling over a few times during tummy time). I mean, look at this cutie patootie: Reaching the 12 week mark has also meant that I have now headed back to work. On the one…

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    Oliver’s Delivery & Birth Story – Scheduled C-section

    Oliver’s Labor & Delivery Story – Scheduled C-Section You always hear no two children are the same, and oh boy is that true! But it’s also true that no two labor and delivery stories are the same. I wanted to share what it was like this time around with my baby boy Oliver. If you are interested in reading my first labor and delivery experience with my little girl Parker, you can find that here. Parker ended up being born via emergency C-Section, and I was told by my obstetrician that I was not a good candidate for VBAC. Given that, I was all set for Oliver to be a…

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    Best Diaper Pail: Ubbi Vs. Munchkin Step Diaper Pail Reviews

    Ubbi Diaper Pail Versus Munchkin Step – Which Should you Buy? Disclosure: The links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you decide to click through and make a purchase. No one likes smelling poop, and no parent likes running out to the garbage after every poopy diaper. Enter the diaper pail to the rescue. Now you may have heard great things about both the Ubbi Diaper Pail AND the Munchkin Step Diaper Pail since they are the two biggest contenders in the market (and both have 4 star reviews on Amazon). So which one stands up the best…

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    What We’re loving – Favorite Baby Items 0-3 Months

    Disclosure: The links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you decide to click through and make a purchase. We are reaching the end of that precious newborn stage. It’s so bittersweet as my little baby outgrows his clothes but is finally starting to give us some much needed stretches of sleep and gracing us with dimple-y smiles. I thought it would be worth sharing some of our favorites this time around with baby #2. Every baby is different, and we are no longer first timers…so we have some new favorites this time around: Magic Merlin Sleepsuit Oliver got…

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    A Beary New Adventure: Cute Mountain and Bear Themed Nursery

    Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you decide to click through and make a purchase. It sure took us a lot longer to get the room together (second child problems), but Oliver’s room is finally together. I wanted to share with you because I think it turned out pretty cute. It’s a mountain and bear theme with varying shades of blue and gray. The centerpiece of the room is the mountain wall. We followed this tutorial from The Sweetest Digs (which was easy to follow and basically just entails using painter’s tape to…

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    Is the Willow Hands-Free Pump worth it? – An Honest Review of the Willow Breast Pump

    Willow Breast Pump Review Disclosure: Some links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you decide to click through and make a purchase. For all you mamas out there who pump, The Willow® Pump sounds like a dream too good to be true…a cord free wearable breast pump that fits in your bra, is spill-proof (even when lying down or bending over), and works quietly and discreetly. Freeing your hands up for caring for a baby, a toddler, or getting some work done. Its makers even claim that you can wear it to do yoga. How does the Willow…

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    November 18 Monthly Update

    I can’t believe we are already to the end of November and entering December. It feels like this month really just flew by. I wanted to share an update on what’s going on in my life and what kept me so busy this last month. In early November we (my husband, daughter, mother in law and sister in law) took a long weekend trip to Disney. It was Parker’s first time going, and it was really incredible to see her light up in wonder riding rides and meeting her favorite characters. She loved meeting the Winnie the Pooh characters…she hugged every one of them except for poor Eeyore. The trip…

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    My Honest Opinion of the Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper – Full Review

    My Full Review of the Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Disclosure: Links below are affiliate links. This means at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you decide to click through and make a purchase.  You may have seen ads for the Halo Bassinest swivel sweeper – this is the bassinet that offers a 360 degree swivel so that you can have it by your bedside and simply pull it over to reach your newborn baby. I’m sure your wondering how well it works and if it is actually worth the $199.99 price tag for the basic one (the Essential) and $299.99 for the Premiere on the…

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    October Monthly Update

    Well this has been one crazy busy hectic month. So rather than not posting anything, I figured I would give a quick update on what’s been going on with us. Short story: Parker fractured her leg Long story: A couple weeks ago now on a Sunday, I was vacuuming downstairs and my husband was getting ready to go outside to work on the yard. Our daughter was downstairs playing with her usual toys (in her pretend kitchen) going back and forth from the living room to the dining room with her shopping cart. I heard her suddenly crying and rushed around the corner from the kitchen. She was sitting in…

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    How to Make Starting Preschool Easy: Our Transition from Home to Preschool

    10 Tips to Make Starting Preschool Easy For those of you with a child who has stayed home with a parent or close caregiver for their entire life, the prospect of sending them off to school with no familiar face or recognizable surroundings can be daunting to say the least. I know, we lived it. My daughter was home with us for the first two years of her life. The prospect of sending  her off along supervised by strangers and surrounded by other rambunctious 2 year olds was scary. Regardless, I knew it would be beneficial for her to start to socialize more regularly with other children and to get…