If there is one thing that life teaches us every day, it’s that there is no good time for anything to happen. The more that you wait around for a right time, the quicker you’ll watch things pass you by and the timing will never be right. This goes for upgrading your car, buying a house and even having another baby. There is no right time in life for a baby, because a baby is going to turn the world upside down even when you don’t want it to. If one baby turns things on their head, imagine what a second addition to the family would do? Deciding to have one baby is unlocking a life achievement that many wish to complete at least once in their lives. Raising a child from new baby to adulthood is a massive privilege and a challenging thing to do. You and your partner will spend weeks, if not months, imagining that child and what they will grow up to be. The thing is, it’s always easy to have one child. One baby crying and two pairs of hands to deal with it is, well, easy. One of the biggest jokes in life is that you don’t quite realize how easy it is to have one baby, until you introduce another one to the mix.
In the early days of my first pregnancy, I stumbled across the idea of Sleep Training. The first method I …
We talk about blw starter foods, reasons for trying blw, choking and even the comments other people feel they need to make! Pretty much everything you need to know to get started with baby-led weaning.
If you're looking for more info, I've written a couple other posts on the topic:
Before we get too far, I just wanted to mention that Jayne is living my former dream life! She has two babies, 10 months apart, and is expecting their 3rd, making it 3 under 3! I always wanted a huge family with our babies 11-18 months apart each. Now that we have a girl and a boy, we've decided we're good with that. However, I do still envy the bigger families!
Is your baby waking too early? If you're a parent, I'd be willing to bet a fair bit of money that you've wished, at least once, that you're child would sleep just a little longer in the morning, or have longer naps. amiright?
Which brings me to week 6, the final week of my Baby Whisperer Sleep Training Series. We're talkin' 'bout wakin' that baby up to make her sleep longer.
If you're new to hampersandhiccups.com, let me catch you up. I have a 17 month old Sweet Girl, and we just welcomed our new bundle of joy – Pipsqueak. You probably don't want to do the math, so I'll tell ya – that equates to me being pregnant for roughly 18 months out of the last 26. 69%! While both pregnancies were relatively uneventful and, dare I say, easy, they were still pregnancies! As I'm sure you've heard, no two pregnancies, births or babies are the same. I can agree with this and I'm going to share with you 7 of my pregnancy differences.
Hey all! This is an exciting post for me! I'm writing it at 36+1 which means I'm about 4 weeks from the estimated due date of our second baby, and officially in the final month of pregnancy! To say the time has flown by would be an understatement. There was so much I wanted to have done before #2 comes along, and it doesn't seem like the To-Do list has gotten any shorter, even though I've been running around like a crazy person for the last 6 weeks. In my final month of pregnancy I'm dedicated to tackling the list and getting everything ready for our sweet new arrival.
The final month of pregnancy is fraught with apprehension, curiosity, excitement, and an overwhelming need to get shit done! Each day I'm hyper-aware of every little movement and feeling, wondering if it's time. This excitement is immediately followed by slight panic when I realize I have virtually nothing ready for going to the hospital!
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So, instead of actually getting this stuff done, I'm writing about it – haha. I'm bringing you into my home for a glimpse at what my final month of pregnancy is looking like in hopes that you can find some motivation and comfort in your own final month of pregnancy.
“EW! There is no way I am going to hand wash poopy diapers!”
This was my reaction when my mother suggested a vacation washing method.
Continue reading to find out how I overcame my disgust, what I did to learn more about how to hand wash cloth diapers, and my personal hand washing routine. Plus all the benefits along the way!