• Pregnancy

    Hospital Bag Essentials for Labor and Delivery

    Are you ready to have your baby?! Are you both excited and nervous at the same time?! Trust me, it’s all normal to have so many mixed emotions about what is coming next in your pregnancy. I’ve totally been there and done that. Nothing about this next step in your journey will be easy, but it will all be worth it once you are holding your sweet baby! This might be the last step in your preparation, planning, and nesting phase; preparing the hospital bag essentials. What should go in your hospital bag? I’m sure you have noticed there are many answers out there telling you what you should or…

  • Baby Shower,  Pregnancy

    13 Baby Shower Gifts I Couldn’t Live Without

    First time parenting is rough. You have no clue what you’re doing and you really don’t know how to prepare. No matter how many books you read or what advice you hear, your baby and your experience will be different. You will learn an exponential amount about parenthood along the way and you just have to ride the waves. One of those lessons will be which baby shower gifts you will actually use. A true testament to my new parenting skills was the day we went to do our baby registry. We went to Babies R Us when I was barely 12 weeks pregnant and started our baby shower gifts…

  • Pregnancy

    Almost Time

    We are less than two weeks away from our due date and finally meeting baby is about the only thing I can think about all day. I’ve added a little insomnia to my routine which has been less than pleasant, especially since I am still working and am basically exhausted all day. I truly think that the insomnia might just be due to having to use the restroom ALL.THE.TIME. So quite literally, everything I do all day and night revolves around this belly and the growing, athletic baby inside. He is definitely going to be doing some amazing things once he finally enters this world! I have to admit, the…

  • DIY

    Soap Experiment

    While being sick this entire week with a head cold plus already struggling to breathe at 36 weeks pregnant, I have participated in some rest and recuperation time and took advantage of lounging around while going through new pins on Pinterest. As I mentioned in my previous post, Hanging Hamper, I have been searching for ways to cut back on costs for things we need/use around our home and put those funds towards baby’s needs. Pinterest did not disappoint! It amazes me how fast time flies by when you’re looking through all the wonderful ideas out there. Within the last few days, I have found a variety of projects that…

  • Uncategorized

    Hanging Hamper

    This week has kicked in a little bit of the nesting feeling for me. I began doing baby’s laundry to prep the hospital bag. It was difficult to know which clothes to wash since we have a variety of sizes from newborn to 12 month old clothing. Obviously, he won’t be using the 12 month clothing anytime soon so those items stayed at the back of the closet. But still, not knowing how big/small he will be when he is born can make the clothing dilemma much more challenging. Do we only wash the newborn sizes? What if he’s too big for those? Should we also wash the 0-3 month…