8 Weird (But Common!) Second-Trimester Pregnancy Symptoms

Ah, pregnancy – what an exciting and also bizarre time in your life! With pregnancy symptoms that have you turning to google constantly to confirm that everything is ok, it can be overwhelming at times. What I’ve discovered in my googling adventures is that pretty much anything you search for has been experienced by another …

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14 Strange First Trimester Pregnancy Symptoms

You’re pregnant. How exciting! If life is anything like the movies, you know what pregnancy symptoms to expect: You might have some morning sickness at first, and you’ll probably need to pee a lot during your third trimester. That just about covers it, right? Wrong. Life is nothing like the movies, as I hope you …

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8 Odd Pregnancy Symptoms to Expect in Your Third Trimester

Ah friends, we have been on quite a journey, have we not? It seems there is not a pregnancy symptom we have not covered. In the previous posts of this series, we have talked about the fun, gross, weird, unpleasant, yet normal pregnancy symptoms of the first two trimesters of pregnancy. If this is your …

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What to Expect When Getting Your Baby’s Tongue-Tie Fixed

If you and your newborn have had any problems nursing, such as pain, a poor latch, or poor weight gain, there’s a good chance that your baby may have a tongue-tie. Tongue-tie is fairly common in infants. My lactation consultant said that in the mothers she visits who are having nursing problems, a very large …

9 Tips for Combatting Morning Sickness

I’m sorry, dear friend, that you have stumbled across this post, because it likely means that you have searched “morning sickness” on Pinterest, which means you are suffering right now! Or, hopefully, you just found out you are pregnant, and you’re trying to be prepared! Yay! Either way, you are probably reading this because you …

How I (finally) Lost the Baby Weight – The FWTFL Program

A quick search on Pinterest of “How to lose baby weight” reveals article after article promising to teach you how to lose the baby weight just six weeks postpartum, to lose weight by drinking lots of protein shakes, or empty promises that the weight will fall right off if you breastfeed. Let it be known …

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My Breastfeeding Story: A raw and honest account of the first few months.

The birth of a baby is one of the defining moments in any woman’s life. One tiny little human has the ability to completely change your view of the world, the way you relate to those around you, and expose so many strengths and weaknesses you never knew were there. When my little precious pie …

9 Myths You Have Been Told About Breastfeeding

“First drink in 9 months! Dad is watching the baby and I’m pumping and dumping tonight!” Does this sound familiar? Surely everyone has scrolled through Facebook and seen a picture of one beer with this common caption of the mother expressing her excitement over drinking, followed by pumping and dumping. Guess what? This mom definitely …

How to Take Amazing Monthly Pictures of Your Baby

One of the biggest trends in baby-world right now is taking pictures month-by-month of your baby to watch how they grow over the course of their first year. I don’t see this trend going anywhere any time soon; Babies grow and develop so dramatically in that first year that the monthly pictures are a great …

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Breastfeeding

It’s 7:30 PM, I’ve just had my baby, and the nurse asks me, “Would you like to try and breastfeed?” “Of course!”, I reply. I have read books, blogs, and informational articles on breastfeeding. I have talked to the countless women in my life who have breastfed their babies. My head is chock-full of information; …