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Top 5 Tips for New Moms

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NurseryMusts #CollectiveBias I’m a mom of 5 kids and Aunt to 16 nieces and nephews, so I’d say I’ve been around the block a few time with babies! One thing you’ll never heard the end of is advice. Everyone has […]

33 Weeks Pregnant with Gestational Diabetes

  About two weeks ago I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I changed my diet as soon as I found out and have been doing great overall. My average blood sugar reading for the past two weeks is 97. Up until Saturday, I hadn’t had a high blood sugar since the day before Halloween. I […]

I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes

Last week, the day before I turned 31 weeks I met with the doctor and found that I have Gestational Diabetes. I spent the whole day freaking out and crying. My mom was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes when I was very little. I watched her struggle my whole life with her health. We are […]

Baby #5 is on it’s way!

I don’t think I’ve officially announced it here, but we are expecting baby #5 at Christmas this year. Yes, my due date is Christmas Day!! We are very excited to add one more to our family. I would have loved to share a picture from my first ultrasound, but unfortunately my OB’s office didn’t email […]

My Babies: “Little Man” David Patrick

Our #3, my baby for the past 5 years, is “Little Man” or David Patrick. He was born 1/18/09 at 10:01 pm at 8 lbs 15 oz and 20.3″ long. He was my most difficult pregnancy. I swear at every appointment they found something that “could be” wrong with him. They told me at one […]

My Babies: “Monkey” Cadence Theresa

Our “Monkey” is Cadence Theresa and she was born on 5/11/07. I was planning to have a VBAC with her, but due to an ultrasound at 37 weeks, we switched over to a c-section because the ultrasound said she was already over 7 pounds. The hospital in Florida wouldn’t allow me to attempt to vbac […]

My Babies: “Buddy” Gabriel Charles

I don’t normally share names of the kids on my blog, but they are here in places if people wanted to find them. The kiddo that I call Buddy, his name is Gabriel Charles. He has an awesome birthday of 05/05/05! We found out we were having him when we were visiting Chicago for his […]

My babies: Baby #1

So I was originally going to write one post about all my babies and post it the day before baby girl arrives this week. I got started writing and just writing about Baby #1 the post was already over 300 words, so I decided to make it a week long series telling you about each […]

38 Week Pregnancy Update

Well, yesterday I hit 38 weeks. After the weekend I had, I really wished I didn’t hit 38 weeks! Last Thursday I went in for my weekly doctor appointment and they found protein in my urine. They sent me for blood work and a 24 hour urine test. (That means collecting your urine in a […]

36 Week Pregnancy Update

36 weeks! We are getting down to the end. Finally! I haven’t updated since 32 weeks but it feels like it’s been a lot longer. I can’t believe I made it through hosting Christmas dinner for near 30 people at my house. It was an extremely long day on my feet but it turned out […]

32 Weeks Pregnancy Update

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the time is FLYING! I got a call today from the OB office telling me my c-section is scheduled. ACK It’s becoming real! This week has been all about getting ready for Christmas and her. We got the girls’ room set up finally. The crib is up and mattress is […]

28 Week Pregnancy Update

I haven’t updated since #24Weeks. Overall I’m doing ok. Baby girl has some major karate chops going on in there! I’ve been dealing with some weird shoulder pain and I’m not sure if it’s from the way I sleep or if I did something. It’s been going on for about two weeks now and some […]

24 Week Pregnancy Update

Not a whole lot has changed since my 22 Week update. I’m just trying to make it day by day. I go in next week for my 25 week appointment and then after that I go for my glucose screening; YUCK! My sister in law had her baby almost two weeks ago with the same […]

22 Weeks Pregnant and Gender Reveal!!

I can’t believe I’m at 22 weeks already. I also can’t believe it’s been 10 weeks since I have updated you. Wow, what a slacker! Not really, just been extremely busy. Ignore the quality of the photo over there. Part of the reason I haven’t updated is that it seems my husband is never around […]

12.5 Weeks Pregnant

I made it to 12 weeks! I’m starting to feel baby move a little more which is exciting! The nausea is starting to go away as long as I eat on a regular basis. I’m still pretty tired around lunch time each day and would like to take a nap. Having all three kids home […]