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The Mother of All Baby Showers

I attended The Mother of All Baby Showers a few weeks ago and had a blast checking out all the new brands and new goodies from the old brands. Cami is an infant, and I love finding good stuff that will help her learn and play. Also, I love finding ways to keep her safe that never occurred to me. Like the bumpers that go around the individual bars. They are called Wonder Bumpers! I am serious considering getting a set for Cami’s crib.

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Camilla Gray!

A little over a month ago, I gave birth to the love of my life, Camilla Gray. She came in to the world during a planned c-section in early July. She was 9 pounds 2 ounces, 21 inches, and was born with a full head of black hair. I have been recovering from my c-section for the past few weeks and I am finally starting to feel normal again. It does not help that I have not been sleeping as much as normal, but even with the lack of sleep, I am getting better. I just started really dressing her up in the outfits that everyone has bought for her. She’s actually already in size 3 month clothing. She went through the newborn clothing in about 2 1/2 weeks. As soon as she regained her birth weight, they started getting tight.

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5 Must Haves for Moms Post C-Section

My C-Section was planned because of the size of my daughter. She was estimated to be over 10 pounds, but came out 9 pounds 2 ounces. I had gestational diabetes that causes babies to be born at a higher birth weight. As with any serious surgery, you cannot really plan for the pain involved. Luckily, Cesarean Sections are done everyday with great success. Recovery is also quite painful and happening when your new little one … Read more

Pregnancy Safety During Summer

Being pregnant during the summer can be very uncomfortable. You are already hot and the temperature increasing makes it more unbearable to be outdoors. Having a safe pregnancy during the summer does not mean giving up all the fun summer stuff. Whether you are in your first trimester or last trimester of your pregnancy, these pregnancy safety summer tips are important to follow throughout your pregnancy. If you have any questions, make sure to run them by your doctor!

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Diaper Bag Checklist

As a new mother and self-proclaimed fashionista, I have been shopping for a diaper bag since I found out I was pregnant. I bought a Kate Spade Polka Dot diaper bag, was given the Coach Bag pictured below by my dad, and was give a red bowler by Lassig. My husband received a manly diaper bag by Skip Hop at the shower from some friends. I think this covers me for all my diaper bag needs. Luckily, they are all cute enough to be worn again as regular bags. The Kate Spade bag is the largest and could easily fit all the stuff listed on my diaper bag check list. If I am going to be out all day, I will be taking the Kate Spade diaper bag, but if I only going to be out for a few hours, I can use the Coach or the Lassig bag. As you can see from my check list, the longer you will be out, the more diapers and stuff you will need.

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Beach Chic

I have not been to the beach in quite some time since we bought a house with a pool, but that does not mean I should stop looking beach chic this summer! Beach hair waves are so fabulous and I wish I had the energy to do it myself everyday! I have natural waves in my hair, but it’s just not the same as getting your hair done. I love the new era of hair salons where you can go into a salon and completely avoid the hair dye smell and just get a great look for a night out or photo shoot. My friend, Sahily of Pretty In Pigment hosted a blogger party at the local SoBlo Salon where they did everyone’s hair and makeup artists from Neiman Marcus YSL counter came to put the finishing touches on out summer looks!

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Leopard Print Trend

Leopard is a timeless print that can be worn by women of any age. My daughter just got a ton pink leopard outfits and shoes at my baby shower and I wear leopard print all the time and have been since college. There was a short period of time when I was anti-leopard, but that was during a very impressionable period of time in my life when I followed magazine advice to religiously and it was list on the out of style list. How times have changed!?

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