What’s In My Diaper Bag

Diaper Bag

Diaper Bag

I spent the last two weeks of my pregnancy obsessed with what people carry in their diaper bags. I was 13 days overdue, so everything that needed to get done had been accomplished weeks prior. My house was clean. My freezer was stocked with food. The nursery closet was organized. The hospital bag was packed. My work had all been wrapped up. I was basically just sitting around simmering. So, I needed to focus on something, and I focused on repeatedly Googling what people carried in their diaper bags.

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Our Experience with Cloth Diapers

Cloth Diapers

Cloth Diapers

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about parenting stuff since Juniper made her arrival, but no topic has been as asked about as cloth diapering. Who knew folks were so interested in fluffy bum covers?

I know cloth diapering isn’t right for a lot of families, but we knew we wanted to try cloth diapering with JuneBug for quite a few reasons. We’re fortunate that it has worked out for us wonderfully. We love, love, love cloth diapers!

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Our Favorite Baby Gear: Newborn Edition

Me Carrier

baby clothes

Wading through the “must have” lists when making a baby registry is a pregnancy rite of passage. There are so many baby accoutrements that it can feel crazy overwhelming. And new parents will pretty much take any advice they can get on what is really a necessity and what can stay on the Babies R Us store shelves.

Now that I’m a seasoned parent (ha!), I thought I might share a few of the items that we have absolutely loved over the past three months. You really have no idea what you’re going to need/like/use until you’re in the thick of things, so this list actually includes lots of items that were never on our registry, and we purchased when we realized we had a need. My recommendation? Get Amazon Prime now and download the app to your phone—you’ll thank me later when you’re ordering something you didn’t know you desperately needed at 3am.

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June Bug’s Birth Story

me baby

I went back and forth about sharing Juniper’s birth story. I always knew I wanted to write it for me, but I just really couldn’t figure out if I wanted to share it publicly or not. The truth is, there are few things more personal and precious than the birth of your child, and, for… 

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My First Week of Motherhood

baby feet

I know it’s cliché to say when you have a baby, but holy cow, how is it possible that our little June Bug is already a week old? It’s crazy, because I’ve been awake for probably twice the amount of time this week as I was last week, but this week feels like it’s half… 

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Welcome to the World, Baby J!

baby announcement

Craig and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter: Born June 21, 2014 at 10:50am 8 pounds 2 1/2 ounces 20 1/2 inches long We’re all healthy, happy, and absolutely thrilled! Thank you all so much for your kind words! Lots more updates to come, but for now, I’m gonna go back… 

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39 Weeks.

me pregnant

Well, it’s now June. And in June, I’m going to become a mother. That is insane! I hit 39 weeks pregnant today. I’m officially only seven days away from my due date. And while both my midwives and the ultrasound tech think I’m going to go into labor early because Baby J is measuring big… 

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Lucky Number Seven

me and babyface anniversary

In general, Craig and I are pretty rotten at celebrating holidays, anniversaries, and birthday. It’s not that we don’t see the value in those days (we do!). But we both really try to celebrate the everyday awesomeness of life, instead of pumping all of our effort into those certain dates on the calendar. Honestly, it’s… 

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