Well looks like I took an 8 month blogging hiatus. I can't believe it's been that long! I now have a 4 month old and becoming a mommy for a second time is no joke. I do plan to finally get back to sharing the highs and lows of motherhood lately as well as some fun announcements for the upcoming year, I started taking clients again for 2017 and have some limited availability still so if you are interested in doula services, feel free to contact me.
Check back on the 1st for my latest birth story and in the meantime, here's a fun gift giving guide for the moms and babies in your life or to add to your own registry/babylist.
Every child needs a pediatrician. Even if your child is perfectly healthy, routine checkups are vital. Plus you never know when a bug or infection might strike and having a great support system is crucial. As parents, the desire is to find a pediatrician who is on the same page as you and respects your beliefs without challenging your parenting skills. The following are my recommendations for finding that perfect doctor for your family.
Whether you just got that positive pregnancy test or you have been discussing and debating whether to start trying to conceive, you've probably wondered how much having a baby is going to cost you and if you really can afford it. When we decided to start our family, we were a single income family with all intentions of staying that way. Fortunately we had experience living simply and weren't afraid to break the norms of what baby "must have" in order to be good parents. That's why we knew we could do it. So I'm here to tell you, that you can in fact raise a baby with little money to your name. In fact my following list rakes in at only $600 for everything you realistically need to get through the first year and a half of your child's life. If you start budgeting in your 3rd month of pregnancy, that breaks down to less than $25/month!
No matter where you decide to give birth (even at home) it's a good idea to have a bag put together with some basic essentials that will help you in the immediate postpartum. What you should have ready to go by 36 weeks is: