Pregnancy Archive


Second Baby Adjustment Tips For Older Siblings

We’ve experienced the highs and lows of introducing a second baby into our home. These second baby adjustment tips for older siblings are simple ways to make the transition work better for you and both of your children.  This is especially helpful when kids are so young and don’t understand all of


Wife Guilt, Becoming a SAHM Plus 3 More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

How did it get to be Tuesday already? Flying home on a Monday makes it seem like it’s still the weekend. I was seriously confused when Rissa asked if I was taking her to gymnastics after I got home. I was like… wha? Not until… Oh. Right. So, yeah, I was out of


Is Rissa Ready for a New Sibling? [Video]

Later I’ll share more about how we helped prepare our toddler for a new sibling, but right now I want to focus on her thoughts as we get closer to the arrival of the new baby.  Overall, Rissa has seemed open to the idea of a new baby.  She loves babies (especially


ANNOUNCEMENT: The Final {Baby} Countdown

*This is a sticky post.  Scroll down to see new ones, please!* [UPDATE 12/9/12] Our son arrived on 12/8/12! I wanted to give you all a quick update.  If you’ve been following along with my pregnancy updates, then you know that I’m due with our second child on 12/6/12.  Based on my


My Countdown to Baby #2 Checklist

You’d think I’d be ultra prepared for a second child, right?  Since Rissa was born 10 days before her due date, I pretty much am looking at baby boy’s arrival being between 38-40 weeks.  That’s only 4-6 weeks left!  Now… Don’t laugh, but I made this list over a month ago and I


Reasons Why I Love Del Monte Fruit Cups

I suck at eating veggies, but I love fruit! Thankfully so does my daughter. While I prefer fresh fruit whenever possible, there are times prepackaged fruit comes in handy… You know, for those days I’m really busy or just lazy. Nothing wrong with indulging in a little convenience now and again, am


Safe Eating and Choosing Supplements While Pregnant

I used to think that getting pregnant meant a free-for-all on food.  Since I like food, I looked forward to the day I could use the excuse “I’m eating for two!” and have an extra helping of dessert.  When I became pregnant with my daughter, I quickly learned through reading and research


September Sprinkles Mom & Baby Event Sponsors!

Our September Sprinkles Mom and Baby Event is almost here! We are so happy to be bringing this to you along with our due date buddy, Emily of Our Knight Life! Starting tomorrow through the end of this event you’ll see a variety of products for mom and baby featured. From September


Party and Event Highlights From My Time in NYC for BlogHer ’12

I want to first say that the parties and events I’m going to talk about were not official conference activities. They occurred off site while I was at the conference, but they were not associated or affiliated with the BlogHer ’12 conference in anyway. It’s been a month since I returned from


The True Tales From the Nursery Blog Birth Story

I’ve shared before about why I started Tales From the Nursery and how I came up with the name, but up until now, I’ve left out the real driving force behind why I started it.  It’s nothing bad (how could starting this blog be bad?), but I want to share it with


Why is Our Logo Blue?

If you haven’t stopped by the blog for awhile, you may have missed the subtle hint about baby #2. Our normal logo looks like this: But after my 20 week ultrasound my husband changed it to this: That’s right!  We believe we are expecting a boy!  I know I didn’t officially announce


Pregnancy Journal: 21 weeks and a New Maternity Dress!

I really wish this Wisconsin weather would make up its mind! One day it’s nice, next day there’s a heat advisory, then rinse and repeat.  I do not like the heat advisories while pregnant since I’m already running hotter than everyone around me!  Add in a toddler who likes to snuggle and


WW: Goofing Off at #BBSummit12 With @ThisIsGMC

Last Saturday I attended an all day conference in Chicago. I was light on sleep and filling up with knowledge… All while meeting new people and spending time with those I already know. One of the conference sponsors was GMC and they brought two vehicles we could look at: the Denali and


Pregnancy Journal: Due Date Change & Ultrasound! (20wks)

I feel like my belly hasn’t grown much but every picture update does make it look bigger, doesn’t it? I’m so glad I got some new maternity clothes. I definitely can’t fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans anymore! When is this baby due again? Based on my last period, my due date was


$25 GC to Small Concept Giveaway! (US/CAN) Ends 8/5/12

Small Concept has offered a giveaway for my readers, which I am happy to share!  There are so many great items there for kids and babies that it’s an excellent place to shop when you’re invited to a baby shower!  And they have maternity clothes too like the lovely dress I shared in


WW: Pretty Maternity Dresses

I think I’ll pack these for BlogHer ’12 conference, what do you think? (I’ll be sharing reviews and giveaways soon!)


Enter to Win an IntelliGender Gender Prediction Test Kit! (US) Ends 7/29/12

If you or someone you know is pregnant, the IntelliGender prediction test is a fun way to pass the time before having an ultrasound done (if you choose to do one!). It’s for entertainment purposes only, but has a high accuracy rating at about 90%.  You can read more about our experience


Pregnancy Journal: Halfway There! (20 weeks)

I can’t believe I’m finally 20 weeks.  With my first pregnancy, it felt like it took forever, but then the second half flew by.  I have a feeling it’ll be like that with this one as well.  Now that I officially have gestational diabetes again, all those extra appointments to check on


More Gender Prediction Tests!

Last week I shared some old wives tales that focused more on things like cravings and appearance. Now I want to share a few other gender prediction test methods I’ve found in my search. I couldn’t believe how many involved peeing on things! From what I understand, urine does not contain any


I Have Gestational Diabetes Again

In the near future I will share some helpful information about coping and managing gestational diabetes, but right now I just need to get my thoughts and feelings out. This is where I take advantage of the therapeutic benefits of my blog. Quick run down in case you aren’t familiar with all