10 things I wish I knew about postpartum

    Although I knew postpartum was rough, I didn’t understand how rough it could be until I was in it. It was one of the hardest periods of my life since it was mentally, physically and emotionally challenging. I was healing from birth, had breastfeeding pain, mental breakdowns, and even hallucinated from extreme sleep deprivation… all while taking care of a newborn baby that would not stop crying. I rarely slept and when I did, it was in 30-60min increments since…

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  • My birth story

    It all started 7PM Thursday, June 2 (kind of). After I got home from walking around the park I started experiencing sharp cramps above my belly. By this point I experienced…

  • 3rd trimester pregnancy update

    3rd trimester begins at 28-weeks of pregnancy and lasts until you give birth which is on average 40-weeks. I’m currently 34-weeks pregnant so have about a month and a half to…

  • How to plan a baby shower

    Traditionally baby showers are hosted by a family member or close friend, but Josh and I decided to plan our baby shower ourselves. Even though my best friends offered, I didn’t…

  • Santa Barbara Travel Guide

    Josh and I traveled to Santa Barbara for our babymoon since it’s drivable and a beautiful city we’ve always wanted to visit together. Santa Barbara is very outdoor-friendly making it safe…

  • My Positive 2nd Trimester Experience

    I can’t believe my 2nd trimester is over in a week. A friend told me that 1st trimester feels the longest since you’re obsessed with tracking your weekly progression and your…

  • Traveling During my 1st Trimester of Pregnancy

    Since all my travels were planned pre-pregnancy I went on all of them underestimating how I’d feel. I also have a tendency to think I can handle anything, and because I’m…

  • My First Trimester Pregnancy Symptoms

    Although I plan to launch this post much later, I’m actually writing this 16-weeks pregnant and the above photo was taken 14-weeks pregnant. I wanted to write about my first trimester…

  • A Relaxing Way to Explore Yosemite

    I recently had the most relaxing Yosemite trip ever and it was amazing. I’ve traveled to Yosemite plenty of times for hiking or camping, but since I’m trying to take more…

  • My tips on getting pregnant

    Everyone’s pregnancy journey is so personal and unique. I’ve had friends who got pregnant immediately, others where it’s taken them months, some around a year or more. While getting pregnant is…