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Cosleeping To Toddler Bed…Or Not

This is a part two if you will. If you remember last April… we decided to move Sawyer out of the bedroom and into his crib in his own room upstairs. To say this decision was the best does not even begin to describe it. Sawyer sleeps 12-14 hours a night and goes back and forth between 1-2 naps a day. It’s amazing. Best. Decision. Ever. However, Colt was just still in our bed until a month ago. I know, I know. I literally wrote in April 2022 that 2-3 weeks after getting Sawyer established, …

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5 Things To Keep You Busy During Middle of the Night Feedings

Night Feedings can feel long and exhausting. You want to get baby fed and get back to bed and that holds true whether you are nursing or bottle feeding. Here’s a few ideas to keep you busy and keep you awake. 1. Read- I bring either my kindle or phone with me up to Sawyers room and will read while I’m nursing to pass the time. 2. Listen to music, an audiobook or a podcast- Listening to an audiobook, music or podcast is great if you don’t have a free hand because of bottle feeding …

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Transitioning from Cosleeping to the Crib

At therapy last week, we discussed and made a plan to get both kids out of our bedroom (and bed) and get Sawyer to his crib and Colt to his toddler bed. We started that very afternoon. No one was getting restful sleep and I was feeling so incredibly touched out. I needed some space. It was really getting to me that I had no personal space and no time to myself and was making my anxiety worse. It’s been almost a week and Sawyer has slept for 2 naps a day and each night …

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My Experience With Postpartum Depression

I have postpartum depression. It doesn’t mean I am not overjoyed by my baby. It means that despite that, I struggle most days. I feel touched out, worn out, exhausted, overjoyed, mentally and physically drained. So many tasks seem overwhelming and impossible, but having an almost 3 year old and a 6 month old means carrying on with day to day activities despite those feelings. Frustration comes swift and quick most days and I find myself having to actively remind myself to take a deep breath or walk away when I need a minute so …

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Postpartum Body

It can be so damn hard coming to terms with your new body after having a baby, or two. But let’s normalize the stretch marks on the belly, how the belly is soft and squishy, and the love handles. IT’S ALL NORMAL. I grew a human for 9 months. It’s hard to keep that in mind sometimes when you see other moms ‘bounce’ back when it seems like you aren’t but everyone is on a different journey so as hard as it is, try not to compare…I’m trying to keep focused on working out and …

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7 Postpartum Products You Need On Your Baby Registry

It is becoming more popular to include items for birthing parents on the baby registry. I just had my 2nd baby, Sawyer, in August 2021. This time around, I made sure to include items I knew I’d need postpartum since it was my 2nd baby. It is so important to take care of yourself while you’re taking care of your new baby and the rest of your household too whether it be other children, pets, spouses and just general household duties. As the old saying goes – you can’t pour from an empty cup. If …