Visiting the Pediatrician

Now that all of the OB visits are over, they’ve been replaced by pediatrician visits for Soren. We’ve found ourselves looking forward to his appointments and learning about how much he’s grown and how he’s doing. It’s also our time to ask lots of questions! Of course, it’s not our favorite when the little guy gets his vaccines, but so nice to comfort and cuddle him afterward. He’s such a little trooper! Below are my top tips for preparing for your pediatrician appointments!

The First Years Disney Doc McStuffins Feeding Set

Thanks to Disney for sponsoring this post and giving me the Disney Doc McStuffins 4-Piece Feeding Set for free.

My little girl loves Doc McStuffins. To be honest, I can’t get enough of her either. I sure wish Doc was around when I was a little girl. Everyone in my house knows the theme song (don’t tell him I told you, but my husband does too). So imagine Jada’s excitement when I opened up her brand new Doc McStuffins 4-Piece Feeding Set by The First Years.

Darling Baby Gowns from Disney Baby

I have gone to a LOT of baby showers recently.

And invariably, at every one, someone mentions how much they love gowns for newborns. And immediately, there’s a host of moms chiming in to affirm how fantastic they are.

No zippers or snaps to deal with in the middle of the night, just a cute, snuggly baby and easy access for diaper changes.

I’ve actually never used gowns with either of my girls, but now I guess a need to have another baby so I can try them out.

Especially one of these ridiculously cute ones from Disney Baby:

Aurora Gown

Everything I Need for My Home Birth

I remember with my first two pregnancies, packing my hospital bag was so exciting. I would pack it and repack it, looking at all the contents, eager to put them to use in the hospital. But by my third pregnancy, I decided that a home birth was the direction I planned for. Technically, I didn’t have to pack anything–everything I could possibly want to make me comfortable was already in place. Home sweet home! However, there were certain items that I needed to purchase for the actual delivery and some additional things that would help me through my labor. I remember when I ordered my home birth kit and the small box arrived on my door step, I was completely surprised by how little was needed to have a baby at home.

What I Need for My Home Birth

25 Non-Candy Ideas for Easter Baskets and Eggs

If your house is like mine, by the time Easter morning rolls around, the last thing you want is more candy.

I love finding fun things that will delight my girls and also not leave them completely hopped up on sugar. The year my older daughter was almost two, she ate dozens of jelly beans and then ran in circles around our kitchen island for nearly twenty minutes. Since then, we’ve tried to keep the candy to a minimum.

Here are 25 ideas of baby or toddler-friendly items to fill up that Easter basket or plastic Easter eggs.

Non Candy Easter Basket Ideas

Non Candy Easter Basket Ideas
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