Sippy/Straw Cup Review

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We have tried many sippy cups.  Some I really love and others that made me want to scream and walk it off.  There is nothing worse than finding that your child's sippy cup has leaked into their diaper bag or onto their clothes or your car etc.   Finding the perfect sippy cup is essential to having a happy baby and a happy mommy.

Let's start with the worst.

5.  I bought these Munchkin Click Lock Re-usable  straw cups at Babies R Us.  I thought they...

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Liam’s Birth Story

March 14, 2013 by · 8 Comments
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I wanted to have Liam naturally.  I took the childbirth classes at the hospital, read Ina May's Guide to Childbirth and even watched The Business of Being Born like 3 times.  I really thought I could do it.  Since I was having high blood pressure issues, my doctor decided to induce me a week early using Pitocin.  At 39 weeks I was huge and miserable and just agreed with him.  As soon as my Pitocin fueled contractions started I knew that my doctor clearly hated me (not really).  And...

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Liam’s first 3 months

August 13, 2012 by · 3 Comments
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Liam is such a wonderful baby.  We love him so much and it doesn't hurt that he is so cute!  In just 3 months he has grown so much.  He weighs over 12lbs and is 23 inches long.  Liam smiles and laughs and is working so hard to hold his head up on his own and roll over.  He sleeps between 6-8 hours a night!  He is such a happy baby and we are smitten.

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Our Pregnancy Photos

April 15, 2012 by · 6 Comments
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I was on the fence about taking pregnancy photos.  Most pregnancy photos I've seen look like a mix of bad senior glamour photos and awkward pregnancy nakedness.  But part of me knew I might me mad at myself for not documenting this special time in our lives.  So a couple of weeks ago my friends Katie Kester and Nikki Ballard took our pregnancy photos and I'm so glad that they did. Here are a couple of my favorites:

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Oh baby! Week 38 of 40

April 2, 2012 by · 5 Comments
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So lately I have gotten a lot of good news.  I haven't had any more blood pressure issues and my doctor thinks I only have about a week or so until Liam is born.  I am 60% effaced and 1 cm dilated.  Also my doctor thinks that once my labor starts, it will go fast.  I couldn't be more excited.  Now I am just waiting. I still need to put some final touches on the nursery, make my playlist for the hospital and finish packing my hospital bag,...

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Oh Baby! Week 35 of 40

March 14, 2012 by · 4 Comments
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Two weeks ago, I had to go to the doctor's office because my blood pressure was higher than it should be and my ankles were really swollen.  Since both of these are symptoms of pre-eclampsia, my doctor wanted to check and see if my urine contained protein (another sign of pre-eclampsia) which it did not, thank GOD!  Last Wednesday, I had a follow up appointment and once again my blood pressure was higher than it should be.  My doctor calmly told me that he wanted me to go...

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5 Photos Friday

March 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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1.  Day 29:  Something You are Listening to This is the record player I bought for Ben last Christmas and I love it.  Lately I've been listening to The Shins a lot. 2.  Day 25: Green I finished making the curtains for Liam's nursery this past weekend.  I...

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10 Items I Fancy: For Liam

February 23, 2012 by · 1 Comment
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The other day my friend Kacey mentioned that I hadn't posted 10 Items I Fancy in a while and since I do have a couple of baby showers coming up, I decided to make a special 10 Items I Fancy list just for Liam. 1.  These swaddle blankets from Dwell Studio are too cute!

2.  I love The Shins and I think this Tad Carpenter poster is perfect for Liam's nursery. 3.  Socks the Fox from Blabla with his little...

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Oh Baby! Week 30 of 40

February 7, 2012 by · 4 Comments
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I am officially in my 3rd trimester!  A lot has happened since my last baby post.  We have two baby showers planned for March, we registered, we completed our Stork Support class at the hospital, we bought our crib and we have started on the nursery! We decided to go with the Davinci Jenny Lind crib and ordered it from Amazon.  We decided on this crib because it will match the the changing table we were gifted  and the rocking chair my mom found for...

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Oh Baby! Week 24 or 40

December 29, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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  A couple Saturdays ago, Ben and I were lounging around watching Raiders of the Last Ark when our baby boy started kicking.  Ben got to feel him kick for the first time and it was a really special moment for the three of us.  Ben thinks it is pretty bad ass that it happened during Raiders of the Last Ark.  Since then, he has been kicking and moving non-stop and we love it. Lately I have been feeling great and really enjoying this part of my pregnancy.  Feeling my baby move inside...

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