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Baby No. 2: Third Trimester Update

We are less than a month away from meeting baby girl, so I thought it’d be fitting to do a third-trimester update before she gets here! You guys sent some great questions my way, so I tried to answer as many as I could. I also divided the questions up into general and product-related, so be sure to scroll to the very end if you asked a question about a…

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Dagne Dover Diaper Bag Comparison

We’re halfway through September, which means we’re a month away from meeting baby No. 2! I’m in FULL on prep mode right now — here’s a look at everything I’m doing to prepare for this baby so I feel as confident as possible for delivery and postpartum. One of the things at the top of my list was finding a good diaper bag. Now that I’ve got two kids under…

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Everything I’m Doing to Prepare for Baby No. 2

I am officially 35 weeks with baby girl! This is such an exciting milestone because I’m now past the point where I went into labor with Four. A part of me has just sort of expected that I’ll go into labor early with baby No. 2 also, but my doctor told me there’s a good chance I’ll go the full 40 weeks (there’s no correlation with how early you went…

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Labor & Delivery Nurse Gift Baskets

Ever since I was in the hospital with Four, I knew I wanted to bring something special to give to the Labor & Delivery and Postpartum nurses the next time I was delivering a baby. For those of you who don’t know, I gave birth to Four 5 weeks early, so to say I was an emotional wreck at the hospital was an understatement. The nurses I had were honestly…

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What I’m Packing In My Hospital Bag

When Four was born, I had no time to prepare. Since he came 5 weeks early and we were in the middle of moving back to Dallas, I hadn’t packed a single thing. When my water broke, we were told to come into the hospital quickly (since I was so early) so I literally only had time to grab a phone charger, my wallet, and my favorite blanket. This time,…

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Favorite Nordstrom Maternity Products

Even though I haven’t bought a ton of maternity clothing this pregnancy, there are a few maternity pieces that I’ve been loving. I try to stick to staples when I shop for maternity clothing and only buy items I know I’ll wear again and again. It’s also super important to me that it be comfortable. Pregnancy is generally uncomfortable, so I try to dress in only the comfiest outfits. Let’s be…

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Baby Book Reviews

A few months ago, I got the urge to start creating a baby book for Four. This is something I’ve been wanting to do since he was born, but life got in the way and I never got around to it. I printed out a ton of photos to use for Four’s first birthday and it inspired me to organize them and actually work on putting together a baby book…

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Baby Shower Hostess Gifts

Last weekend, we got to shower baby girl with some of our favorite people, and it was honestly so special. We wanted something intimate that didn’t feel like a shower, and this gathering was perfect. We had the most amazing selection of food (including a s’mores situation that was to die for) and the decor was super chic and simple — exactly what I’d pick myself. My friends and fam truly…

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Outfits Getting Me Through the Third Trimester

As I am nearing the end of my pregnancy, one of the hardest things is finding clothes that are comfortable but also look put together. This was a big stressor in my last pregnancy as well. I wrote a post back in 2020 about my 2nd trimester outfits and talked about how I really learned how to dress up a pair of leggings. Last time, I mentioned how the time…

Fall

Styling Maternity Denim for Fall

Hi friends! If you have been following my pregnancy journey you know I’ve mostly been wearing dresses. BUT since fall is right around the corner, I decided to pick up a pair of maternity jeans from Shopbop. I already have a hard time finding jeans that are the right length for me (I’m 5’3ish for reference), so I was kind of intimidated searching for a good maternity option. I ended…

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Baby No. 2: Second Trimester Recap

As I enter into the third trimester next week, I wanted to do a little recap of my second trimester experience for this pregnancy. I almost didn’t do one this time but after asking you all on IG stories if you wanted one, it was certainly a resounding yes that you did! Outfit Details: Maternity Dress (wearing size S)  // Jacket (similar) // Shoes (similar) // Bag // Sunglasses The Quick 411 on…

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My Favorite Maternity Denim

I’ve mentioned in some recent blog posts how I don’t shop a lot of maternity clothes when I’m pregnant. Typically, I try to stick to non-maternity clothing that will work with a bump. But there are some pieces of clothing, like denim, that I just have to go maternity on. I recently broke down and bought my first pair of maternity shorts and honestly like them WAY more than I thought…

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Products I’m Loving This Pregnancy

It’s so interesting being pregnant for the second time. In a lot of ways, it’s easier because I know what to expect, but it’s also been harder in many ways too. One thing that’s been funny to me is how minimal my pregnancy products have been. During my first pregnancy, I was constantly researching the best products to have during pregnancy, and this time, I’ve stuck with some of my…

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Pregnancy No. 2 First Trimester Q&A

Ahh I can’t believe I’m writing another pregnancy Q&A. It feels like just yesterday I was writing this blog post to answer your questions about my first pregnancy. The past year has been such a whirlwind and has absolutely flown by. I’m sure everyone with an infant feels that way, but it’s so true! We’re beyond excited to be doing this again. I honestly can’t wait to see Four as…

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How Motherhood Has Changed Me

If you had asked me a year ago how motherhood would change me, I’d honestly have no idea. To be honest, I knew there’d be some changes in my life once I became a mom, but I could never imagine I’d have the shift I’ve experienced the past year. Duncan and I were newly married when I got pregnant with Four, and I really thought our lives would stay mostly…

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Four’s First Birthday Party

Two weekends ago, we got to celebrate Four’s first birthday with our closest family and friends and it was truly the most magical celebration. The coincidental thing is that we actually had to cancel our original party plans due to an ice storm in Dallas, which brought back all the memories of the giant ice storm we had a year ago RIGHT after Four was born. We had just moved back to…

Holiday

New Christmas Traditions I Want to Try With My Family

Growing up, my family was never really rigid when it came to traditions, but there are a few things I remember from growing up that were special. Now that Duncan and I have started our own family, we’ve been thinking about what traditions we want to start with Four.  I imagine it might take us a few years to really get into a groove and figure out the traditions we…

Gift Guides

2021 Gift Guides: Baby

Before I had four, I truly had no idea what babies enjoy doing. I would get invited to birthday parties for my friends’ kids and was at a total loss at what to buy for a gift. So, whether you’re on the hunt for a Christmas gift for your niece, nephew, etc., or you just need some ideas for your own kiddo, I hope this gift guide can help. Most…