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Pumpkin Picking // 2015

This morning we piled in the car and headed to the pumpkin patch. Autumn has been my favorite season since I was a little girl and pumpkin picking has always been my favorite autumn tradition. (After trick-or-treating, of course.) As always, getting to experience the beauty of my favorite things with my sweet babies brings…

Six-Month-Old Marina Grace // livelovesimple.com

Six-Month-Old Marina Grace

This month, we celebrated Marina’s half birthday. Some moments, I think, “Six months already?” and other times it feels like she’s been with us for an eternity. But that’s life. The days drag yet the year’s fly by. This month started out like many others, with lots of challenge from Marina. But then, about halfway…

Baby Soft // Pampers Swaddlers

There was something so special to me about our hospital stays following the births of both of my babies. The hospital where I gave birth has a beautiful birthing center and the maternity recovery rooms have a lovely private homey feel. I know that many hospitals don’t afford this luxury to patients (nice, private rooms)…

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Three-Month-Old Marina Grace

Most of the time these posts start off along the lines of — “I can’t believe my baby is three-months-old already!” — but that’s simply not the case this time around, friends. I can believe it. In fact, if I wrote that she was six-months-old, or even six-years-old, I’d believe that, too. Marina’s second and…

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Two-Month-Old Marina Grace

My, how much has changed since last month. One day you have a reasonably normal newborn on your hands, and the next day you have a screaming banshee who’s shattering your nerves around the clock. In her second month, Marina presented a full-blown case of colic. I’ve spent the past four weeks with this little…

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One-Month-Old Marina Grace

I honestly can’t believe that this sweet face is one-month-old! My first month with Roman went by so slowly. Every day and night with him felt like an eternity. Matthew was working long, 14-hour days. My postpartum hormones were all over the place. I was sore as hell. Breastfeeding took the life out of me.…