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5 Tips For Staying Healthy Postpartum

August 23, 2017

This post is sponsored advertising content by Sargento Foods. Can we just talk about how brutal the postpartum period is? Let’s get real. There is quite possibly no other time in a woman’s life that is more physically and emotionally taxing. Not only have I had three babies, I have had three C-Sections. Each time I had more responsibilities at home and a tougher time allowing myself to recover. It’s not like we leave the hospital and go to a…

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How To Diaper Bomb The New Mom

August 9, 2017

This post was sponsored by Pampers and Luvs at Sam’s Club. All opinions are mine. It’s BABY SEASON! What is baby season? It’s the most common time people are giving birth! In the U.S., nearly 12,250 babies are born in the late summer/early fall months. When I worked in Labor & Delivery, we pretty much knew that no one was getting time off in August or September…ever. All three of my babies were born in this time frame, too! More…

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Lincoln’s Birth Story

August 2, 2017

I used to tell my Doula clients to write their birth stories as soon as possible while it was fresh in their minds. Two weeks later, I’m taking that advice and diving right in to the birth story of the tiniest Crenshaw. I hadn’t had a chance to update after my 36 week appointment, but the news we took home from that was that Lincoln was probably going to be a big boy. My fundal height was measuring 41 weeks…

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Why You Need A Birth Plan + Free Printable

July 24, 2017

This post was sponsored by Americord. All opinions are my own. If you are new around here, you might not know that pre-blogging, I worked in the birth world. After college and while in Nursing school, I fell in love with Obstetrics and worked in Labor & Delivery as a medical assistant. My long term goal was always to be a labor nurse and eventually complete a midwifery program. Somewhere along the way, I also decided to complete doula training,…

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Introducing Baby Lincoln

July 21, 2017

This post was going to be a 37 week pregnancy update, but, alas, life cares nothing about our plans. Instead, I am so excited to introduce you to our newest addition, born at 36 weeks and 2 days. We weren’t expecting him so soon, so bear with me while I catch my barrings! We are all smitten with him (minus Charlie, who changes her mind about him pretty frequently). I will update more soon and definitely post his birth story,…

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Maternity Style | Summer Staples

June 23, 2017

It’s always hard for me to decide how far to go with maternity clothes, especially in the summer. I don’t want to spend a ton of money on a (relatively) small chunk of time, but if the piece is something I will wear all the time- then I will do it. I wanted to share twelve things that I have lived in during this summer pregnancy and give a quick review of why I love them. Many of them are…

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5 Major Things I Would Go Back and Tell My First-Time-Mom Self

June 15, 2017

This post was sponsored by Owlet. All opinions are my own. Coming up on the birth of my third baby, I’m realizing how much my mindset has evolved over the years. I became a mother almost eight years ago, but I remember it well. The fear, anticipation and anxiety that comes with the new role is almost overwhelming. We aren’t exactly given a manual, and they don’t tell you that one-size-(DOESN’T)-fit-all when it comes to Motherhood. I’ve thought about what…

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A Wine Country Maternity Photo Shoot

June 12, 2017

I just got home from my 32 week OB appointment. They were talking birth plans and fetal presentation and GBS testing… and I’m like is this real life? We are almost there? My LAST pregnancy is almost over. I can’t say I’m sad about it, but it is rather bittersweet. I’ve never done a formal maternity photo shoot before. Besides a few mirror selfies and unflattering candid photos while pregnant with Grayson or Charlie, the memories of the bump are…

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The Best Black Diaper Bags

June 7, 2017

I am such a total weirdo when it comes to baby things. I like for baby things to NOT look babyish. I pretty much hate pastels or characters or anything that looks like it belongs in a daycare center. Not to mention the fact that I am all about gender neutral items and products that can be reused later for something else. That said, there’s pretty much nothing more crucial to mom life than a good baby bag. I have…

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Pregnancy Update | Second Trimester Recap

May 26, 2017

Happy holiday weekend to everyone! I am beyond excited to have three lazy days with my little family. There’s a huge music festival going on here this weekend, so we are going to try and stay away from the traffic and just relax and maybe find some water to play in. I can’t believe I am already 29 weeks, you guys. This pregnancy is flying. In the last update, I mentioned that this has been my easiest pregnancy and it…

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Double Nursery with Davinci Baby

May 24, 2017

Oh my goodness, I can’t believe I only have 11ish weeks before we have ANOTHER baby in the house! It’s true what they say about the third kid, they are lucky to get somewhere to sleep. I kid, but seriously- I am so behind on getting everything together for Lincoln! Not only that, but it turns out we are on the house hunt again and have to move again before he is born. Long story, you might have caught a…

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Pregnancy Essentials for Every Trimester

May 22, 2017

Hello, third trimester! I will be doing a pregnancy update really soon, but I wanted to go ahead and do a roundup of some of my personal favorites during my THIRD pregnancy. These items are all tried, tested and true. Each trimester comes with different woes, and I have an answer for lots of them!…

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New Babies and The Great Car Seat Search

May 9, 2017

Hello, friends! First, let me start by busting a common myth. “All car seats are created equally” is a bit of a lie. Ask me how I know. My dear sweet second born hated the car. Actually, she still hates the car, but that’s another story. I have been through several car seats in an effort to find something she is comfortable in, so I fancy myself a bit of a car seat aficionado (kidding, kind of). With a new…

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