She’s here! On August 5th, Romy Lane was born and I can’t believe how crazy giving birth is and how crazy it is that she’s ours. We call her tiny, but mighty. She was 6 lbs 14 oz at birth, but she holds her head up and when you try to burp her, she pushes her whole body to get back to the feeding position. Her appetite is insatiable. My life is diapers, breastfeeding, saving links on Facebook that I’ll probably never read and streaming 16 and Pregnant. I also sing “Almost Paradise” to Romy when we watch Bachelor in… Continue reading
My Top 5 Baby Registry Favorites It’s a big challenge to sort through all of the baby items out there and find both functional and cute items. We try to live a pretty minimalist lifestyle, only buying things we need and love and applying that to a new baby has been difficult! Some items we’ll hold off on until she’s here, but I wanted to share my favorite finds. 1. Swan Blanket – I just fell in love with this swan blanket, simple as that. I’m not really a big fan of baby pink and the black and white color with the… Continue reading
How lucky can a girl get? Not only did I have one amazing baby shower, but there was a second one in my hometown of Holland, Michigan, hosted by my sister-in-law Bethany and good friend, Janet. We gathered on a sunny Sunday afternoon and it was perfect. My sister-in-law wanted farmers market flowers and chocolates for the favors. She’s such a busy lady and had to work Saturday morning, so I went with my brother and Marc to pick out pretty flowers and the hardest job of all, choosing chocolates from the local candy store, The Peanut Store. They make… Continue reading
I thought you might like a peek into baby girl’s baby shower! She is so loved already and Marc and I were overwhelmed by all of the love and thought put into our shower. Once the words, “I’m pregnant” came out of my mouth, our friend (and Marc’s cousin) Nancy said, “I’m throwing you a shower!” She and her daughter Allison, kept the details a secret and it was the loveliest surprise. When we walked into the Italian restaurant, I saw red, white and blue balloons in the distance. As we walked closer with increased curiosity, it was a Detroit… Continue reading
It just popped in my head that I hope Gwen Stefani announced one of her pregnancies with “Hey Baby Hey Baby Hey!” And if not, Gwen, I’m for hire. I’m excited to share with you that a little babe is on the way! And it’s a GIRL. So Beyonce Bader-Ginsburg Dula is still on the table. She is set to arrive around July 29 and it’s just starting to get real. Like really real. Let’s celebrate with cantaloupe letters and sprinkles, ok?