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Birth

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There are so many memories from when our precious babes are so tiny. I always wished I could bottle up those first few weeks. Everything was a learning experience. It’s pure exhaustion, and yet so tender and beautiful all at the same time. Growing  the tiniest love and then giving birth to it just takes living to a whole new level.  No matter how tired you are once that little baby comes home, those newborn days fly by even if in the moment it seems as if they’re standing still. Before you know it, they’re walking and…

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When I first had Hallen, I was super nervous to nurse in public. I mean…when you’re a first time mom, you never know what the heck you’re doing. You especially don’t know what you’re doing when you’re trying to hide under a cover, lift your shirt up discretely, and make your newborn with a bobble head try to nurse. I had so much anxiety! I don’t think I nursed in public for AT LEAST two months. A couple months in, I found my favorite thing ever! The Undercover Mama tank. I bought three…

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First Couple Weeks Home

Going from a family of three to four has definitely been a transition, but not the type of transition that I expected. Everyone told me that one to two kids was going to be the biggest shock. I got so many people telling me that it was going to be so hard and the “oh you just wait. You have it easy now with one!” That one always irked me just a little bit, I’m not going to lie. Why do you feel like you need to trample on my dreams of a growing family? Yes, tell me truths…

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Multi Purpose Cover

One of my favorite new things that we’ve gotten for Hazel is our Trendy Cover from Trendy Treehouse. I was able to customize the fabrics from their big selection, and make it something that I love. Right now, I’m using it as a carseat cover and a nursing cover.These were some of my first few days home, so it was a no makeup kind of week, but my nursing game is definitely strong! I’m much more confident this time around, and I love this nursing cover. Its soft material, and it doesn’t make me hot…

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Learning how your new baby sleeps (or doesn’t sleep) is one of the trickiest things for me. Hallen was just easy. She napped well and slept well at night since day one. Hazel is also a great sleeper at night, but getting her to sleep for naps is a lot more difficult. Day one of bringing her home from the hospital, we’ve used one swaddle and one swaddle only. It’s such a great one! The Love To Dream swaddle is seriously a life saver. We use it both for naps and night time. Hazel already understands that…

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Ingrid & Isabel Cozy Wrap

Nine days into this having-two-children-to-raise-now thing, and I feel like it’s going pretty well! I mean, I haven’t been alone with both of them for more than a couple hours, but all in all, I’m loving having two little girls to call ours. Yes, it’s exhausting. Yes, it takes a lot of prep to get out the door. Yes, there’s a lot of crying from Hallen when I can’t hold her. But, we’re still in the adjustment phase. I feel so blessed to have another pretty chill infant…

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Hazel Marigold

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The past five days have been been a new change of pace and a new type of love I always knew I wanted, but hadn’t experienced before! I’ve known since I was probably five years old that I wanted lots of babies, and that my calling was to be a mother. And here I sit five days after bringing our second daughter into this crazy world, and I know we still aren’t finished. Little Hazel has filled our hearts with more love than I thought was possible, and makes Kevin and I even more excited to have…

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