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Lucy’s Christmas List

I know I’m a little late to the game, but life has been busy. I finally finished deciding what’s on Lucy’s Christmas list. Trying to figure out what an almost 6 month old wants and needs isn’t all that easy. So, I thought it might be helpful to share with other mamas who are trying to shop for their little one this Christmas.

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Lucy is 5 Months Old!

Lucy turned 5 months old on Friday! If you can’t tell from the above photo, we’ve had a rough month. We believe Lucy’s had issues with constipation and her tummy hurting almost since day 1. But we never really started noticing until around 1-2 months. We’ve been trying many different solutions, but still haven’t found one that’s working well for her. We’ll likely be making another doctor’s visit in our near future.

Even though it’s been such a difficult month for us all, we’re still smiling and laughing between all the tears. I couldn’t be happier to be this little one’s mom.

And 5 month!? All I can think about is how she’ll be a HALF YEAR old next month. Wow.

It’s been a big month, so get ready to read lots of updates!

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Our Favorite Christmas Gift

I was 8 weeks pregnant with Lucy last Christmas and it made for our best Christmas yet. This year, Lucy is here earthside and full of spunk and so much personality. She’ll be our favorite gift this Christmas and for many more to come. 🙂

To see our first memories of decorating the tree together, check out our vlog here.

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Things People Don’t Tell You About Childbirth

The scariest part of childbirth for me was the unknown. It was something I’ve never experienced before and was likely going to be one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. So, what did I do? I researched, researched, researched. I spoke with mama friends, asked lots of questions in multiple mom/pregnancy groups on Facebook, Googled plenty, closely read all the pregnancy apps and never was shy with questions with my doctors. Thing is though, when you’ve never been through it, it can be difficult to know what to ask. So, you’re often depending on those who’ve been through it to let you know what to expect. But I found that quite a few things were left out and I’m going to share them with you, because I wish someone had shared them with me.

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Lucy is 4 Months Old!

Lucy turned 4 months old Wednesday! We had such a fun and busy month. Pumpkin patches, visits to farms, family portraits and Halloween costumes!

As we head into the anniversary month of when she was conceived, I’m feeling very emotional. I know time won’t slow down, so I’m doing my best to capture everything I can.

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