When we found out Baby Blair was on the way, we knew we’d have to do some rearranging. Previously, Colton was using what is now Blair’s room as his playroom. I didn’t want Colton to feel too displaced, plus I knew we’d all be spending a lot of time in the nursery anyway. So, I began thinking of how to design a sibling-friendly nursery…
I used to think it was scary to take one child grocery shopping. Then I had two.
Going to the grocery store is one of my least favorite errands. Add two kids in the mix and… yeah, not interested. But my family has to eat, so I had to figure out a way to get everyone to and from the store with minimal complaint. If you’re facing the prospect of grocery shopping with a newborn and toddler, read on for my best survival advice.
Sleep. Is there anything a new parent wants more? Sleep deprivation is real, mamas. I know, because I’m in the thick of it right now [so please pardon any typos, alright?]. But after having two babies, one of which had severe reflux, I’ve picked up a few baby sleep hacks along the way. Here are my best tips on how to get a baby to sleep…
We are overjoyed to share that our sweet baby girl is here! Blair Karmen was born on July 20, 2017 at 5:07 p.m after 18 hours of labor. I’ve always enjoyed reading birth stories, and now I want to share my own VBAC success story. Blair’s birth was exhausting, redemptive, and oh so amazing. Here is the story of Blair’s journey to the world.
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I can’t believe Baby Girl will be here this month! I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to make the transition from only child to big brother a smooth one for Colton. After all, he’s been the center of our world for 2.5 years. I’m sure it will be challenging for him to have to share Mom and Dad’s attention. One task I’ve spent a lot of time preparing for is feeding Baby. Newborns eat a lot, and I want to be sure Colton doesn’t feel left out or forgotten during those times. So, I’ve put together this list of How to Entertain a Toddler while Breastfeeding a Newborn.