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The time I didn’t want to hold you.

That time was tonight. I did everything the same way I’ve been doing it for the past month. It had been 3 hours since you last ate. I fed you 3 ounces. I changed your diaper. I put on your lotion. I put on your footed pjs. You were burped and swaddled. I put you to sleep with your paci. I walked away thinking about the hundreds of things to do still. You kept spitting your paci out. You continued…

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Leighton’s nursery reveal!

A huge thank you to all of the brands that contributed to Leighton’s nursery! They are listed at the bottom. This post also contains affiliate links. When I found out I was pregnant with Leighton we were unsure if we were going to move or make it work in our current house. We decided to stay in our home and convert the toy/computer room to her nursery! There were 3 things standing in the way. That room connected to the…

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Hospital bag essentials: for the baby!

Well my bag is all packed! You can see what I am bringing to the hospital here ! There will be many things the hospital already gives you for the baby. Some of those things are diapers, wipes, a blanket, a paci, and some white onesies. I definitely overpack when it comes to packing the baby’s bag. I am having a birth photographer this time around and I want her to capture every single moment possible! I am SO excited about this!!!!! I…

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35 week BUMPdate

I have not been consistent with these bumpdates. It’s okay and I am not going to beat myself up over it. I had every intention of photographing my growing bump EVERY WEEK with a cute weekly banner…. That definitely did not happen.   Teaching 1st grade for the majority of this pregnancy took a toll on me. I was exhausted every day, it was difficult to read even a short story, it hurt to walk, and I was left with…

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My Rainbow baby Maternity shoot.

A rainbow baby is a child born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. I have experienced 2 miscarriages in my adulthood and neither one of them were something I ever thought I’d endure. Losing a child when you’re only a couple weeks or further is hard no matter what. My faith in the Lord was the only thing that got me through both. Ainsley is my first rainbow baby and now Leighton will be my second. God gives and…

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