3rd Trimester

The Only Third Trimester Checklist You Need

This third trimester checklist includes everything you need to get ready before the big day, in all realms of life. We’ll focus on what is going to really make life easier once baby arrives and how to maximize your free time while in the third trimester.

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Dad's Guide to a New Baby: From a Real Dad

Trina’s husband Cole here for a “guest” post on how dads can best support their partner when baby arrives. So much of the blogosphere, and Pinterest, is targeted towards expectant mothers, and understandably so. But a dad’s role when baby arrives is crucial and, in my opinion, so many of the books out there for expecting dads are sub-par (they take an amount of info similar to this blog post and then stretch it out so they can sell a book).

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vented baby bottle with natural flow Baby Prep: A Husband’s Guide to Nesting

Preparing for baby’s arrival is an exciting and busy time. Your body has an intrinsic need to get everything ready. It might even feel neurotic at times. Like when you start color-coding and rolling the onesies as you place them into the nursery dresser. One of the joys of pregnancy, and one that can be […]

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The Best Nesting Activity to Get Your Body Back After Baby

Once I was about 1-2 months away from my due date, one of my main obsessions was all about how I was going to get my body back. By this point, I had gained a lot of weight (more than I was “suppose” to) and wasn’t sure how exactly I was going to lose it. I wanted to breastfeed which means that I couldn’t diet, as dieting could lead to a poor milk supply and poor nutrition intake, leading to both you and baby feeling like crap. I could have tried to exercise, but I was trying to be realistic, the likelihood of me getting to the gym in those first few months wasn’t high. I wanted to be spending my time bonding with baby, not on a treadmill.

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