Second Baby Checklist

When I was pregnant with Brie I was always on Pinterest, reading books, and reading other blogs on being prepared for your first baby. But now that we are expecting our second I feel like I need to make sure I’m a little more prepared around the house. Now that I’m 32 weeks pregnant I wanted to create a checklist for myself on what I’d like to accomplish before baby #2.

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Nursery Mood Board

We are expecting our second girl towards the end of September. So I figured I should start putting some ideas together for the nursery design. I usually create a board on Pinterest and fill it up with a bunch of pins. This time around I decided to do my first mood board. We moved into a new house just under a year ago and my husband has been fixing things up. So right now the room we will be using for the nursery is being used to store his tools. When we do clear the room the flooring will need […]

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My Experience with a Subchorionic Hematoma

  What is a Subchorionic Hematoma? About 1 percent of all pregnancies have a Subchorionic Hematoma or SCH. It is the accumulation of blood within the folds of the chorion (the outer fetal membrane, next to the placenta) or between the uterus and the placenta itself. They are usually detected during a routine ultrasound. There is a chance of light to heavy spotting or none at all. Most SCHs resolve themselves and women have healthy pregnancies. At the end of January, I had a positive reading on a pregnancy test and was so excited we would be having a second […]

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Caring for a Toddler while Pregnant

There is no shortage of advice for first time moms on how to manage your first pregnancy. When I found out I was expecting again I was of course excited, but I never considered what it would be like caring for a toddler while being pregnant. It wasn’t long before I realized things are going to be very different this time around now that I’m chasing a little ball of energy around. During my first pregnancy I had nausea, food aversions, and horrible dizziness where I was unable to do anything. My husband literally had to carry me from the […]

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