There are always things that you wish you had but only when it’s too late, and that’s exactly how felt about a few things when I had Oliver. I was a first time mom, I wasn’t sure what I would or wouldn’t need, plus I wasn’t apart of the mom community that I am now, so I didn’t have anyone to give me good recommendations or share from their experiences. While I’m certainly no expert…

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I have been so excited to do so many fun activities with Oliver this fall, especially passing on my love of pumpkins to him! He is at the perfect age where everything is an exciting adventure, and so picking out mini pumpkins proved to be pretty fun for him (and me)! I have been trying to special activities and outings with Oliver while I can (meaning while I still have the energy) and while he’s…

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When I was expecting our first kid, Chase and I each made our own mental lists of the character and physical traits that we hope our children get from us, choosing the best things about each other. For example, we hope they get my teeth, because Chase’s dental bills were expensive, but we hope they get his eyesight, because I have horrible eyesight and a very strong prescription. There were also traits like humility, being…

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I know I’ve shared a lot about all the wonders and joys of pregnancy, but I thought I’d be honest and share a side to pregnancy that some people might not share. Everyone knows that the first trimester can be quite brutal on a woman, but for me (and I’m sure some ladies may agree with me) there are rough parts to pregnancy no matter the trimester. I’m hoping that in sharing my struggles, I…

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Dear Baby Girl, Although you’ve been named, we all still prefer to call you baby. We hoped and prayed for a healthy baby, and so far you’ve been healthy and VERY wiggly! We loved you from the moment you existed, and although we were afraid to assume (an I didn’t want to get my hopes up), we all had a feeling you were a girl. 🙂 Your big brother loves to give you kisses, but…

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