I spent a little over three weeks in Portugal last summer and quite a bit of time visiting its beautiful beaches. I couldn’t help but notice how many women were breastfeeding babies of all ages. I have to admit that I’ve never witnessed so much extended breastfeeding as I did … [Read more...]
Where do Babies come (OUT) of?
I recently had a conversation with my 7 year old son about pregnancy. It went a little something like this: 7yo: "Mommy how did you feel when you were pregnant?" Me: "Pretty good. Mostly. I really loved being pregnant." 7yo: "Did it hurt?" Me: "No, being pregnant didn't hurt. Except for … [Read more...]
Time to take your new baby to the park!
When you're a new mom it's easy to get cabin fever and spend time wondering what to do that doesn't involve a mop or washing machine to fill your days. Your local park is not just for toddlers and kids. You and your newborn can and should enjoy countless afternoons at the park. Here are some tips … [Read more...]
Bathing Your New Baby!
The first few weeks of your baby's life you may not want to rush into bath time. It's perfectly ok to give him sponge baths. As long as his face, hands and genital area are clean, there really is no rush. Bathing your baby for the first time can be intimidating but doing so in a relaxed and safe … [Read more...]
Waiting for Milk
There are some really warm and fuzzy images of new moms with their babies at their breasts. Minutes after birth, she's smiling. And you can't hear it, but you know that baby is rhythmically sucking and swallowing milk. Of course he is -- because everything is perfect.In reality, the baby is likely … [Read more...]
“Is she sleeping through the night?”
You'll be surprised that once you have your baby how many people will ask you this question. It's a pretty ridiculous question as newborns rarely 'sleep through the night'.If your pediatrician is asking you this, she likely means about five hours of uninterrupted sleep, between midnight and five … [Read more...]
My First Time Alone with my Newborn and my Toddler!
Alexandra was born Feb 12th and that day was filled with so much chaos! Firstly she was born vaginally without medical intervention. No drugs people. No drugs. And it was the best. I'll have to talk about that in another post.I had to stay in the hospital for two nights because of complications. … [Read more...]
Who is the Pregnant One? Stop Stealing my Pregnancy Symptoms!
You're six months pregnant and haven't been able to look at, much less cook, raw chicken in weeks. You're visibly pregnant and every afternoon is filled with nausea. These things are all par for the course. Gestation is a marathon and while everyone experiences pregnancy differently, there is one … [Read more...]
Oh Baby! You’re a Mommy!
Congratulations! If you're reading this you are either pregnant or have just welcomed a new baby into your life. Motherhood starts when you find out you're pregnant and from that moment on, every time you see another pregnant woman you share a knowing smile. You're both in the same club. You will … [Read more...]