It is an uncommonly known fact that you can wear whatever you want during labor as long as it doesn’t obstruct your caregiver’s access to your relevant body parts. Regardless, most women wear the standard issue unisex hospital gown that opens in the back. This way, you cannot distinguish a laboring mom-to-be from a psychiatric […]
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Getting ready for baby. Remember, a little denial is a good thing!
Thanks to Desitin, my favorite booty cream, for sponsoring today’s post. If you’re in charge of throwing the perfect baby shower, fear not! There are as many ways to do it – and not screw it up – as there are pregnant ladies. Since every mom-to-be is different, we put together a list of seven […]
When I first discovered I was pregnant, I was in Africa on my honeymoon. Having just sold our possessions, quit our jobs, and committed ourselves to living out our values of adventure being more important than security, we did a complete 180 on our new lifestyle and backpedaled home. We cut the trip short and […]
This post was sponsored by Panorama. Did you and your partner find out if your baby-to-be was a boy or a girl? Apparently, I’m in the minority (like less than a quarter) of people who didn’t want to know before birth, the ultimate reveal. RookieDad Alec and I both agreed that we wanted a surprise (!). Little […]
I’m so happy to offer this guest post today about how to get your best breast pump covered by insurance. Sarah Wells is a mom, an entrepreneur and a women’s health advocate. She is also the CEO and founder of Sarah Wells Breast Pump Bags and she shares her best tips with us. Affiliate links and excellent advice […]
Ugh. We are not THERE yet. We are so close. In fact, 12 months ago, I thought we were super duper ticking-time-bomb close because my not-yet-two-year old was so interested in pooping in the potty. Fast forward a year and he’s still quite interested in #2 because he gets to trade $h1# for candy. But peeing […]
Taking the baby in the pool is both scary and funny. A kid’s gotta stick his toe into the water at some point, right? Buy a package of disposable swim diapers or a reusable one, and plan your outing. This is our 27th rookie mom challenge. If you are alone, think carefully through the logistics […]
We asked our beautiful facebook community to chime in on what splurge of a baby gear purchase has been most worth the money. And you guys had some pretty strong opinions. [Side note: that’s why I love you guys.] We love our strollers! Speaking from firsthand experience as a person who tried to cheap-out on the […]
Thanks to Walmart.com for sponsoring this Rookie Moms post. At my sister-in-law’s baby shower, we played a new-to-me game that everyone seemed to enjoy. At least, I thought it was a clever way to pass the time with a lot of women I didn’t already know. Bonus points that this hands-on activity didn’t require anyone […]
Whitney is about six-months pregnant in this picture; I’m sure she could tell you the exact number of weeks and days. Little did I know that two weeks later I would be pregnant, too!
I am about 30 weeks pregnant for the second time, and man, I have been doing some strange things. Luckily none of them is self-destructive or harmful, but I feel oddly compelled to share them in hopes I’m not alone. I’m not alone – right? 1. I have been obsessively eating ice. I can’t stop […]
I am expecting our first baby, a girl, any day now. Heather asked me to share the things I can’t wait for, so here goes: Drink a beer Or maybe a margarita. It’s not so much the alcohol I’ve been missing, as much as the ability to bond with my husband over a drink. It’s […]