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Rainbow Light Prenatal One Giveaway

Rainbow Light Prenatal One

Why does it seem like everything in pregnancy is so complicated? You're growing a human, you're tired and stressed, why can't anything just be simple? Even the task of choosing a prenatal vitamin can be overwhelming for some moms-to-be, but … Continue Reading

Premama Prenatal Vitamins Review

Premama Prenatal Vitamins

Isn't it terrible that sometimes the best things for you are the hardest to do? Exercise can be hard to manage, cutting calories can seem almost impossible at times, and remembering to take care of yourself can often fall by the wayside. Pregnant … Continue Reading

Are you a Clueless Chick?

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The early days of pregnancy and motherhood are crazy times, y'all. You feel nothing like yourself, you're overjoyed but constantly on the verge of tears or vomit (or both!), and there are so many questions. Sure, there are a lot of resources "out … Continue Reading

Rows For Remembrance

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I remember the feelings of shock, awe, excitement and fear that flowed through my brain when I looked down at that pregnancy test and saw two lines instead of one. Carl and I had been married a mere 3 months, and weren't trying to get pregnant. I was … Continue Reading

Birth Story: Spencer

Birth Story:  Spencer

On Friday night on Feb. 26 2010, I started having regular contractions about 7 minutes apart before bed. I knew they could just as likely fade to nothing, but my husband Brandon and I got a few things ready for action anyway. Though I was able to … Continue Reading

Prodromal Labor: The Purgatory of Pregnancy

Some of you may have noticed a decrease in my presence here and on Facebook. The reason is that over the weekend I managed to lose myself in what I am now calling the purgatory of pregnancy, more commonly known as prodromal labor (best identified by … Continue Reading

Moms @ Work (Part 1) – #11

This episode is Part 1 of a 3-Part series, Moms @ Work, all about Working Moms' Issues! This episode features an interview with Lindsey Simpkins, a working mother of a two year old named Gavin. We know you'll love her insights about being a … Continue Reading

Birth Story: Will

Pre Baby Robinsons

I went to the doctor for my weekly appointment on a Wednesday at 37 weeks and 5 day. When we got there my blood pressure was high, 140/100, so they sent us over to labor and delivery to be monitored. My pressure has been pretty good for the most … Continue Reading

Breast Friends – #9

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We discuss: - What's new with The Playdate Crashers - Jamie's hospital bedrest - Krista's return from holiday travels and preparing for potty training - Why we each decided to breastfeed - Our personal breastfeeding stories:  Jamie & Will, … Continue Reading

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Parenthood

Ok, before I delve into this post let me offer this disclaimer. I am not a Sci-Fi nerd I swear, but if you are, you may appreciate my application of a simple truth that comes from the science fiction series, Douglas Adam's "Hitchhiker's Guide to the … Continue Reading

When Each Day Counts

I never imagined that we would be in the situation that we are in right now. I had suggested to friends that although our twins weren't due till March, I had a feeling that they would be here closer to Valentines day. I had no clue that my feeling … Continue Reading

Preterm Labor Scare

Sunday is always a long day for our family. My husband works at a church and we've got two busy services on Sundays (one in the morning, and one a night). Last Sunday, I was thankful to work in a mid-afternoon nap during the first half of the … Continue Reading

Holiday ChitChat – #6

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We discuss: - Jamie's crazy shopping trip to Toys R Us - Jamie's diaper disposal system update (Munchkin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail for poopy diapers + Baby Trend Diaper Champ for wet diapers) - Sleep issues at Krista's house - Krista's … Continue Reading

I will sleep again one day, right??

It will eventually happen? Because these days it feels like I will never get to sleep a full night's sleep ever again. I realize that is a bit of an exaggeration, but at quarter to 5:00am, when your 2 year old wakes up screaming in terror and … Continue Reading

Holiday Shopping – #5

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Catching up on holiday travels, Jamie's pregnancy, Krista's whole household being sick Holiday Shopping for Kids BabyCheapskate.com's Toys That Get Played With list (we mention lots of great toys on the list!) Christmas gift strategies On … Continue Reading

Review: Laugh and Learn about Childbirth

The hospital that we delivered at with our first baby was about 45 minutes away. We signed up for the childbirth preparation classes at the hospital, but were pretty disappointed to say the least and didn't feel that it was worth the travel time to … Continue Reading

Jamie’s Science Experiment…

I went for a regularly scheduled OB appointment on Monday (22 weeks) and ended up participating in a 24 hour science experiment! After I finally go to go back to the exam room, the nurse came in and took my blood pressure, 168/90! Yikes! I am … Continue Reading

How Honest?

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POP QUIZ: An acquaintance of yours shares that she is pregnant and experiencing morning sickness. Do you: A.) Pat her on the shoulder and warmly say "I'm so sorry you feel bad." B.) Make a face and say "Ohhhh, I haaaattteeeddd feeling … Continue Reading

More Than You Can Handle

When hearing that you are going to have twins, or even that you will have two little ones under the age of two, people often respond by saying, "God will never give you more than you can handle". My response should probably be something like "Yes, … Continue Reading