Jack cut his first two teeth, the bottom two, the week after he turned 4 months old. We had just arrived in Ireland for a month long trip, and he was a nightmare at night for the week leading up to the appearance of his first teeth. I thought it was jet lag, and was… Read More Teething Woes – Surviving the Teething Stage!
My son has just turned 6 months old. He’s 22 pounds, and 28 inches long. Today my doctor told me he is off the charts on the growth charts for his age, and started talking about “dropping bottles”. I listened, nodded my head, and immediately disregarded her advice. My son is big, but he is… Read More Off the Charts – My Baby is Big, and He is Perfect!
When I was 28 weeks pregnant, I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. To say that I was devastated is an understatement – I cried big, fat ugly tears. I was convinced that I had harmed my baby, probably through my love affair with ice cream and the odd red velvet cupcake. I lay on… Read More Gestational Diabetes – How I Managed My Illness
Packing for the hospital seems like such a momentous step in preparing for baby’s arrival – it makes it all seem real! I packed our bags at 30 weeks out of pure panic after being hospitalized for threatened pre-term labour. The bags remained packed in the wardrobe until Jack made his grand entrance at 38… Read More Prepping for Baby – What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag!
Starting baby on solids is an exciting time for any parent – it’s just so fun to watch them experience new tastes for the first time! It can also be a challenge and a learning experience for both mamma and baby. Jack has had days where he absolutely refuses to open his mouth for food,… Read More Our Guide to Stage 1 Solids (Including Easy Recipes!)
All of us mamma’s can agree that while we wouldn’t change our roles as parents for the world, motherhood is a crazy learning experience. You will never be fully prepared for how your life will change when you have children. It really is a learning experience, and you learn as you go along. My goal… Read More Collaboration: What I Wish I Had Known About Motherhood
Today is my last day of Maternity leave. I have loved every single minute of it, and will cherish the time I had with my little man. From snuggling on the couch, to our daily coffee dates, the past 5 months with him have been amazing. Maternity leave in the US is shamefully short. Some mothers… Read More Maternity Leave – How to Make the Most of It!
I can’t believe our wee man is almost 5 months old! It really is true what everyone says, the newborn phase is so brief. Jack amazes us every day with a new skill he has picked up, and I just know it’ll be no time at all before he’s scooting and trying to pull himself… Read More 5 Baby Products We Love!
”Tis the season for sunshine, bbq’s and the beach folks! After months of torrential rain in California (seriously!), I’m so happy to see the sun finally appear. I’ve been making the most of it by taking Jack out as much as possible. It can be tricky trying to keep a baby safe in the sun,… Read More Our Guide to Sun Protection for Baby!
We did it! We survived our first round-trip flight with our little man! I was so, so nervous about flying with a baby. We’ve all been on those flights with the hysterical kid & the mother who looks like she’s on her last nerve – I was fully prepared to be that mother. However, the… Read More Flying with Baby – A Survival Guide