Part two: My daughter’s birth story

Part two: My daughter’s birth story

(Continued from part one…) Once we arrived at the hospital, I was wheeled into the maternity ward and immediately brought to the delivery room. I don’t remember things moving so quickly when I went into labor with Michael, but the nurses sure seemed eager to get the ball rolling (and the baby moving) this time around. After changing into one of those stylish and lovely hospital gowns, I made my way to the hospital bed- and to be honest, I was kind of regretting the fact that I scarfed down a big lunch beforehand.  It seemed like a...

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Part one: My daughter’s birth story

Part one: My daughter’s birth story

It feels like only yesterday that I was writing Michael’s birth story for the blog…but I guess that November of 2012 isn’t exactly considered ancient history.  I remember getting really emotional when I was typing it from my hospital bed.  I’m talking major sobbing and tears and leftover raging pregnancy hormones. (You can read parts one and two here and here.) Throughout this second pregnancy, I often wondered if I’d get as emotional after giving birth for the second time. This might sound horrible, but I just...

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Weekend recap (Family of four!)

Weekend recap (Family of four!)

Happy Monday! I haven’t done a weekend recap in a few weeks, but there was just no way that I could skip one today.  It was easily the most wonderful weekend that I’ve had in my entire life, and it is all because it was the very first weekend that my little family of four spent together. We were released from the hospital on Thursday (which technically doesn’t count as part of the weekend…unless you’re in college).  Even though we had some wonderful doctors and nurses, I was just dying to get out of there as...

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I’m a mommy…again!

I’m a mommy…again!

Good morning! I just wanted to check in to let you know that our beautiful baby girl Addison “Addie” Nicole Turner was born yesterday at 3:07 pm. We chose the name Addison just because we love it.  However, her middle name has a very special meaning, as it is a tribute to my beautiful cousin Danielle Nicole who unexpectedly passed away almost two years ago.  I’m looking forward to telling Addie just how special her middle name is one day. It might even help her forgive us for the fact that her initials spell out the word...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (3/7)

Things I didn’t share Friday (3/7)

  1.  Has anyone seen the new reality show called Southern Charm?  I am usually not a reality television kind of girl, but I’m already hooked on this one.  Admittedly, a large part of the obsession is due to the fact that I am crazy about all of the clothes- especially the ones that Cameran Eubanks wears.  I want to raid her closet so badly! 2.  I just needed to share this picture of my nieces Ava and Brianna.  Seriously, how cute are these girls?  I constantly want to kiss their sweet, happy, little faces! 3.  Last...

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11 ways to save money when you have a baby or toddler

11 ways to save money when you have a baby or toddler

  (Please note:  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Well Beginnings.  However, all opinions stated below are my own.)   If you’re a parent, you know that having children is not cheap.  Those little suckers are expensive- though worth every penny and then some. Still, it’s always nice to save money, and it is definitely possible to give your child the very best things that you can without breaking the bank.  I have a few tips that I hope you find to be useful!   1.  Shop...

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