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Fourth Trimester Favorites

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We are working our way through the “fourth trimester” as it’s sometimes called – that first 12 weeks after baby is born – and while it’s top of mind, I wanted to share some of my most loved products while they are top of mind One thing I’ve noticed this time around is that what’s considered “necessary” the fourth time is MUCH different than what is considered necessary the first two or even three times. I’ve gotten SO basic with … Read More

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Postpartum Favorites // Clothing Edition

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Dressing for the postpartum body is a puzzle – not one that I’m sure I always have figured out – but something that I’m working on figuring out this summer because finding clothing that makes you feel good about your postpartum body, is easy to nurse in, and good for mom life is no small feat! Here are a few of the favorite pieces I’ve been wearing over the last month and as we transition into summertime! TARGETAll in Motion … Read More

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Hollace Maxwell :: A Birth Story

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It’s been nearly four weeks since Hollace Maxwell entered the world and I’m finally getting around to sharing his birth story. I shared some of the high points on social media shortly after he was born, but I wanted to have it all down in more detail here – both for my own purposes (I print these and put them in my kiddos baby books) and for you all – because I know many of you love a good birth … Read More

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Pregnancy Favorites

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Since I am nearing the end of what I anticipate being my last pregnancy EVER (what?!) I wanted to be sure to capture some of my pregnancy and postpartum favorites before this stage of life is just a memory. Cue all the feels…. Kindred Bravely Nursing/Pumping Bras, Sports Bras, and Underwear These are THE comfiest and most supportive bras I’ve found. I specifically like this bra for everyday wear and this bra as a sports/lounge bra. I recently purchased their … Read More

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Updated Supplement Line-Up

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Happy New Year, friends! Last week when I asked you all for Ask Me Anything questions on Instagram, many of you requested an updated supplement line-up. And with the new year here, it seemed like the perfect time to re-visit what I’ve been taking. These supplements have been staples for quite a while now (some dating back give or more years) and some are new-ish over the last year. As a reminder, I’m not a doctor or medical professional, so … Read More

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Truett Joseph: A Birth Story

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Hello, friends! It’s been a WHILE hasn’t it? I don’t think I’ve ever gone this long without posting to the blog since the very beginning of blogging, but then again I’ve never had a month like the month of August. From the beginning, I’ve always had a goal in this space of sharing transparently, but also not blogging before I’ve had time to process what I’m blogging about. So in that spirit, I’ve had to take some time away before … Read More

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Emotionally Challenging Pregnancies

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I’ve had this post brewing in my head for quite some time, but finding the words to write about something so joyful yet so challenging has felt nearly impossible. How do you find the words to write about something that feels so real, yet so self-indulgent at the same time? As a momma who has walked through miscarriage three times, I know as well as most what it means to long for a big, round belly. Each time I’ve been … Read More

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New Baby Items

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Snuggle Me Organic Newborn LoungerFull disclaimer: This product isn’t designed for evening sleep, but I found having a newborn lounger of some type was great for daytime napping around the house. We used a different newborn lounger last time, but it was pink and covered in hearts so we upgraded this time around to something more appropriate for baby boy. Owlet Smart Baby Sock I thought about buying this smart sock monitor for Collins last time around, but at the … Read More

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My Thoughts On: Not Taking Maternity Leave

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I’ve listened recently to a few podcasts from fellow mommas who work for themselves talking about maternity leave and setting yourself up to check out when a new baby enters your family. When I worked a traditional 40 hour/week job before Ainsley was born, I took a traditional maternity leave that entailed checking out completely from all work responsibilities for 12 weeks. It was lovely, and going back to work full-time after Ainsley was born was soul-crushing for me at … Read More

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First 20 Weeks Pregnancy Clothing Favorites

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Lounge Wear GapFit Seamless Low Support Plunge Sports Bra // These are THE best bras. They are comfortable enough to sleep in, wear around the house and for low impact exercise. I can totally see myself using these for nursing bras, too, down the road. Gap Vintage Soft Maternity Pullover Sweatshirt // So comfortable/cute and doesn’t look like maternity. I’ve been wearing this for weeks now! Gap Pure Body Modal Joggers // I’ve owned these for years and LOVE them … Read More

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Mind and Body After Baby // 9 Month Update (the second time around)

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swimsuit top / similar style/same brand swimsuit bottoms / collins’s suit Well, we are here! Nearly to the point where Collins has been out in the world as long as she was in my tummy. I can’t believe that she is already so big and so far into her first year of life. The second baby’s life goes even faster than the first and I am, as always, equal parts delighted and dismayed seeing this little kiddo of mine grow … Read More

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Healthy Postpartum Hair // A Regrowth Story

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I’ve talked a lot about hair on Espresso and Cream over the years. About a year ago, I posted this while I was contemplating what to do with my hair. It was brittle, breaking off like crazy, and incredibly unhealthy, despite being 1 1/2 years postpartum and pregnant with another baby. Babies, man, they are hard on your hair! Less than a year ago shortly after writing that post, I decided to chop my hair. My stylist agreed that there … Read More