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15 May

an update on Luca and his schedule

it's ironic that I'm writing an update on Luca and his 'schedule' because this baby has never been on a schedule. from the moment he was born, I've been feeding him on demand and listening to his sleepy cues. he runs the show and we're fine with that - he's happiest when he eats when he wants to eat and sleeps when he's tired. if we force anything, it throws him off and he's cranky. there was a period in time when he was young (younger than 2-3 months) where I didn't take him out much because it was freezing cold outside, I was adjusting to newborn life, and frankly, I preferred to be at home with all the comforts around...
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11 Feb

getting back into shape postpartum: how I’m doing it

when I was in Florida in January, I hit my pre-baby weight, the weight I was when I got weighed at my first official sonogram appointment. I weighed 144 pounds! 

in mid January (about a month ago) I was being extra healthy and doing high-intensity, hour-long workouts almost everyday, in preparation for my little sister's wedding. I wanted to look my best, but most importantly, feel my best. about 3-4 weeks of that helped me shed the extra 5 pounds that I had leftover from my pregnancy. 

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22 Jan

baby registry must-haves for the newborn

I've been meaning to put together this post for a while, since I'm out of the newborn stage (I can't believe I'm already in the 'infant' stage!) and now can vouch for registry must-haves. there are so many things I registered for that I didn't need to, because Luca didn't need them right away, things I registered for too many of and wish I had waited until the baby was here, and also, of course, things I registered for that I use everyday and am so thankful for.

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1 Dec

my breastfeeding journey

when I became pregnant and started talking to other mamas for advice and mental preparation (ha!), the #1 "warning" or "heads up" I got was this: breastfeeding is hard and doesn't come "naturally", although it's "natural." I heard stories of tongue ties, latch issues, milk supply troubles, and crippling pain.

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