Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What's on my screen? - Day 34

Finally edited all my labor and delivery photos. Now on to the hard part of choosing which ones will make the album...

The World's Toughest Job

Radio silence. Every day I wake up with plans to write a new blog post about our new life as parents. And every day I go to bed feeling as if I've accomplished not a single personal endeavor and only been half productive as a mother.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

DIY Nursing Tanks

Early in my pregnancy I came across the Undercover Mama Nursing Tops. I absolutely loved how they hooked onto any nursing bra and made it possible to nurse while wearing regular tops and tees. What I didn't like was the $25 price tag. Fortunately some time there after I came across this tutorial for DIYing a cheap alternative. So I pinned it and stashed the idea away in my things to do before Minion list.

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Cost of a Baby - Budget Update (April 2014)

So at the beginning of my pregnancy, I created a Budget Goal for Minion's first year of life. It pretty much broke down to us spending $2000 for everything that Minion would need. Now that I have reached the end of my pregnancy and we have gotten everything ready for his arrival, I wanted to evaluate how we have done so far.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bluum: March Box Review

As part of my recent subscription box kick, I snagged a 3-month subscription to Bluum on LivingSocial for $28 after promo codes. What drew me to Bluum is that they offered full-size products for mommy and baby based on your child's current development stage. Each box is advertised as having "a value of $40 or more and contain 5 or more full-size products. The age range begins with our pregnancy line where products are covering the life of a soon-to-be mom and a few items for the growing child. The baby line covers monthly boxes from newborn to 12 months. Toddlers range from 13 to 36 months and are followed by pre-K and pre-school boxes for children all the way up to 5 years."
For March, I received the 3rd Trimester box and here is what I found inside...

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Minion's Birth Story

I initially wrote this story just to share with family and friends who requested it. After more than 40 requests via Instagram, I've decided to share it here. It gets a bit graphic so take that into consideration before reading. But I didn't censor myself in order to help another woman who may experience similar things as me that they didn't anticipate.

What's on my screen? - Day 32

Finally finished writing Minion's birth story and made it available to share with friends and family.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

What's on my screen? - Day 31

With Minion's arrival and our ever adapting nightly routine, I found this app to be a life saver :-)

We interrupt your previously scheduled programming to announce...

He was born on Wednesday, March 26 at 1:21 in the afternoon after an intense and fast labor. He clocked in at 7 lbs 3 oz and 19 in long. Everyone was home and recovering by 9:00 pm. We are feeling completely blessed.