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10 Things No One Told You About Newborns

Posted on: August 2, 2019 | Babies

Newborns

Newborns… I must say, there is real beauty in lack of knowledge when it comes to newborn babies. I mean, what we don’t know, certainly can’t hurt us, right?? We asked new moms to tell us some “minor” details about bringing a newborn baby home that somehow, their friends neglected …


I Had a Hairy Baby

Posted on: June 19, 2019 | Babies, Pregnancy

Lanugo, a hairy baby

Why doesn’t anyone tell you that you might have a hairy baby?! A hairy, furry, fuzzy BABY! Imagine expecting to give birth to a soft, sweet precious, beautiful little girl and opening your eyes to a bald-headed baby with hair on its BACK, SHOULDERS, and ARMS! I mean, you are …


Why do Babies Smell Amazing?

Posted on: May 16, 2019 | Babies, Musing

Babies smell amazing

Babies smell amazing, there’s no doubt about that!  I mean c’mon! You’re holding a new baby, it doesn’t matter if it’s yours or someone else’s. It’s swaddled up like a burrito when you bring it up to your face. You take a big breath in and you just melt into …


The Overstimulated Baby

Posted on: March 13, 2019 | Babies, Parenting Philosophy, Postpartum

overstimulated baby

The overstimulated baby is the baby that gets passed from person to person. The mother seems frustrated and everyone wants to help. First, her friend. “I’ll take the baby. You go relax for a few minutes.” She takes the baby. She brings the sweet crying bundle up on to to …


I Was Angry at My Baby

Posted on: February 20, 2019 | Babies, Breastfeeding, Postpartum

angry at my baby

Oh girl… You’re not alone. I totally get it. I remember a time my own baby made me angry. She was about 2 months old. She was safely tucked into her car seat and we were driving home from a short trip to the grocery store. It was warm outside …


Let’s Get You Some Support

Posted on: February 17, 2019 | Babies, Depression, Postpartum

support

Congratulations on the birth of your baby and on the transition you are making from woman to mother. I’m really not quite sure which of the two is more challenging but I know for sure that they are both huge milestones in a human beings life. I’ve been a doula …