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. ­čÖé Your big brother loves to give you kisses, but…

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I can’t believe that I’m already halfway there, but at the same time, the days and weeks seemed to crawl by since I was so impatient to find out the gender (which will be announced soon!). I know that now that we know the gender and have picked out a name, time will fly by. It also didn’t feel real for me for a long time, maybe because the baby is just a baby (and…

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Now that I am officially in the second trimester, I thought I’d share some of my first trimester essentials with you. Both of my first trimesters have been drastically different, so that means that what helped me last pregnancy may not have necessarily been useful this time around. When I was trying to find some resources on ways to ease my symptoms, I realized that there isn’t much out there is terms of tips on…

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Weight gain with any pregnancy is inevitable. The average healthy weight gain is about 25 pounds, but can vary depending on your starting weight. During my pregnancy with Oliver I gained a little over 40 pounds, but I never really noticed it since it was pretty much an all-belly pregnancy. I’ve always been a bit self conscious about my body, but since losing all the baby weight and getting into shape, I’ve been more confident…

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First trimester is almost over! I couldn’t be more excited to get some of my energy back, even though this time around my first trimester was a walk in the park compared to the last! I thought I’d share the differences between my two pregnancies, by trimester, to show just how different each pregnancy can be. Energy:┬áDuring my pregnancy with Oliver, I was working full time, 8+ hours on my feet all day, so naturally…

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