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Little tidbits: labor and giving birth

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[About labor and giving birth: part 2 of 6 originally published here as part of “100 things I’ve learned about pregnancy, birth, babies, and motherhood” in honor of my 100th

little tidbits… about pregnancy

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[About pregnancy: part 1 of 6 originally published here as part of “100 things I’ve learned about pregnancy, birth, babies, and motherhood” in honor of my 100th blog post.] 1.

Please welcome Judah Matthew!

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Hi friends. We’re so excited to introduce you to our son – Judah Matthew Booker! As expected, he is ridiculously cute: He was born on Friday, September 30th at 10:15pm (eight

chirp, chirp… i’m building my nest

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Mama birds gather sticks and mud and grass… While we mamas gather diapers coupons and name ideas and stroller reviews.   With my first baby I relished making long lists

can. not. wait.

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  Dear Baby, I think I’ve reached that point… the point where I just don’t want to wait any longer. Sure, I could be more uncomfortable. Sure, I could have

Birth plans: Who are they for anyway?

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I’ve just finished writing my birth preferences… and I must say doing so makes me feel empowered and so much more excited for the actual event of our little darling’s

breastfeeding tips for moms to be

7 breastfeeding tips for moms-to-be

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Pregnant moms-to-be: Have you thought about preparing for breastfeeding yet? It’s tempting to get so wrapped up in planning and thinking about our labor and birth (and the nursery color

combating pregnancy fatigue

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What the experts say about dealing with pregnancy fatigue… and what a pregnant mother of a toddler says in response. Fatigue is the unwelcome tag-along to pregnancy. Duh. They say