Category: Motherhood (page 1 of 4)

Gabriella’s Baptism!

This past weekend we celebrated Gabriella’s baptism! We had an intimate ceremony at the same church that Giovanni was baptized, & where Tom & I also got married. As a Catholic parent, it’s so special to watch your child officially become “a child of God” & part of the church. This poor girl fussed & cried basically […]

OUR EXPERIENCE WITH POTTY TRAINING

At Gio’s 18 month check-up back in August, the pediatrician recommended we start talking about going on the potty & really familiarizing him with the concept. I did have a potty book, so we started reading that along with our usual bedtime books. Even though we were talking about it & showing him how we use the potty, he […]

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

With Mother’s Day around the corner I wanted to share some of my favorite items! For me, any of these items would make a great Mother’s Day gift. Take a look at what I’ve got listed & let me know what you think! Ultra Chi Hair Straightener– This baby is my life saver when I […]

PARENTING A 2 YEAR OLD: AM I DOING THIS RIGHT?

Time for some real talk. Our son (& oldest child) Giovanni just turned 2 at the end of February. In two short months, this age has already proven to be challenging… Add a new baby sister in the mix (born the day after his birthday) & we’ve got some real excitement going on around here, folks. […]

FIRST DAYS HOME WITH GABI

I can’t believe Gabriella is a month old already (& I’m just now getting around to writing this, ha!). Life has been pretty hectic around here though, having 2 kiddos is taking some getting used to! But I’m loving it. Just look at this girl, who wouldn’t be in love?! Her hair… I’ll never be over […]

MEET GABRIELLA ROSE!

At 11:25pm  on February 29, 2016 the contractions began. After a few episodes of Braxton Hicks, somehow I knew this was really it– BABY TIME!!!! By midnight we were on our way to the hospital. With a 45 minute drive ahead of us, I was trying to just stay calm & breathe through the contractions– […]

GIO TURNS 2 + BABY UPDATE!

I’m 40 weeks, today is my due date! This pregnancy has FLOWN by!! I know the last trimester is supposed to feel like it’s taking forever, but really it’s going by so fast. I haven’t had any recent contractions & Gabriella is head down, but that’s about it at this point. The doctor says, “Any day!” ………. […]

NURSE GIFTS FOR LABOR & DELIVERY

Last week I shared What’s in My Hospital Bag for Baby #2…. (Btdubs I can’t believe it’s almost baby time! What!?!?) I put together some gifts for the nurses & staff during our stay at the hospital. It’s a small way to say thanks & it doesn’t hurt to butter them up a bit either […]

WHAT’S IN MY HOSPITAL BAG: BABY #2!

I don’t really remember what I had in my first hospital bag, but I know I hardly used anything I brought, haha. I tend to overpack because I’m such a “what if” kind of girl– I like to be prepared! I’ve made list after list about what should/shouldn’t go in my bag & this is […]

35 WK PREGNANCY + LIFE UPDATE

I’ve been so bad about taking and posting baby bump pictures, I need to step up my game because we only have 5 weeks left! Assuming she doesn’t decide to make her debut before then… Third Trimester nesting is in full swing– I just want to clean all the things!! I don’t even know how […]

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