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After birth must haves

It seems like everyone makes sure to prepare for the baby by making sure your bags for the hospital are packed, the car seat is installed, and the nursery is ready. It is rare that we think about what mom will need after delivery. This list I have put together is what helped me with my son and it is what I will be doing when I have my daughter. With my son I had to do a lot of research since I was a new mom and had no idea what I needed. This list is not a pretty one but it is definitely an essential one!

Numbing Spray- I used before and will use again Dermoplast. This is what the hospital gave me with my son and this time I bought an extra one so I wont run out.

Peri-Bottle- It will sting a bit when you use the bathroom after birth. This bottle was a life savor! You simply fill the bottle with warm water and spray while using the bathroom to help with the sting.

Nipple Cream– This is a huge necessity for breastfeeding moms. I chose to use Earth Mama’s Organic Nipple Butter (You can find it below in the link to my amazon storefront.) It is natural and safe for baby, meaning you don’t have to worry about wiping it off before nursing. It is amazing to help soothe, moisturize, and protect sore or cracked nipples.

Breast pads- I have decided to use reusable this time, I feel like it will be easier and help on having to buy them all the time. You can find the link below to my amazon storefront to find them.

Padsicles- If you put witch hazel and aloe on a pad and freeze it, it will help with relief.

Nursing tanks/bras- These are amazing if you plan on breastfeeding, it makes it a lot easier to snap and unsnap the straps. I also have these in my amazon storefront.

Water and Snacks- This is so important and so easy to forget at the same time! The baby is taking most of your nutrients, you need to make sure your not getting dehydrated. Keep taking your prenatal and have water by you at all times. While breastfeeding, your appetite will grow, so make sure you have snacks near at all times.

Haakaa- I wish I knew about this with my first. This goes on your boob that you are not nursing on and will catch the letdown so you do not waste any milk. I did end up purchasing one for this time around so there will not be any wasted milk!


I hope you found this helpful! Please share with your expecting mama friends or postpartum mamas! I hope everyone has a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery and a quick and smooth recovery!

What was/is on your postpartum must have list?


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Old wives tales and my pregnancies

Now that you found out that you are expecting, I know one of the first things women think about is wondering what the gender will be. I know with both of my pregnancies I liked to look at different old wives tales just for fun to see what they said about what the gender might be. There are so many and a lot of them are just silly, but it is fun to just try them out and be curious. I have decided to gather up five old wives tales and put them side by side with both of my pregnancies.

1. If you are carrying high, it’s a girl!

Now I know there is no scientific reason that this is true, but with both of my pregnancies this is the case.

With my first, who was a boy, I carried him low and with this pregnancy I am having a girl and she is definitely high.

She is always playing on my ribs, haha.

2. Lots of morning sickness? It’s a girl!

I think this is true with me, this pregnancy I did have morning sickness the whole first trimester, to the point that I lost weight.

With my son, I never had any kind of morning sickness and never had an issue with weight gain or eating.

3. Craving salty foods? It’s a boy! Craving sweet foods? It’s a girl!

This one is silly in my opinion.

With my son I craved just about anything sweet or salty. With this pregnancy, I am five days away from my third trimester and I have not had any cravings at all.

4. Low fetal heartrate? boy. High fetal heartrate? girl.

Some people believe that if the heartrate is above 140 bpm then it is a girl, and if it’s under 140 bpm then it’s a boy.

With my oldest his was between 140-160 bpm and with my daughters, hers has been between 160-170 bpm.

The heartrate can change from one movement to the next, no matter what the gender is.

5. Partners weight gain

This old wives tale says, if your partner gains weight with you then that could be a sign that you are having a girl.

This was not true for me.

With my oldest, who is a boy, my husband and I gained a ton of weight. With this pregnancy, who is a girl, neither one of us have gained a lot of weight.


I am curious if anyone else had the same or different outcomes with these, and what other ones have you checked out?

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Four pregnancy apps that I use

Now that you have gotten that positive pregnancy test, you want to know how your little one is growing because you are anxiously waiting for that first prenatal appointment that seems so far away. I was the same way with my oldest and I am the same way once again with this pregnancy, so I totally get it mama! I am here to share my favorite pregnancy apps that I have used with both pregnancies that have helped me make it through. Having one helps you keep tabs on your little ones milestones, what features are forming and your babies size. You can also keep track of your bump by uploading your pictures. I am just over the top and have more than one, haha.

Baby Center Pregnancy Tracker

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This app will show you your babies growth and development including a year after birth. There is a mom community and articles with information and tips. This app has an option to create your birth plan, look up foods and drinks that are safe or not safe during pregnancy. You can upload bump pictures and pictures every month after your baby is born.

Ovia Pregnancy Tracker

ovia pregnancy tracker

This one has many other apps that include ovulation tracker and baby growth developer. This one is my favorite one to use. You can see your babies growth including, how big their hands and feet would be that week. It also gives you a weekly countdown to your due date, articles, and informative videos. You can upload a weekly bump picture if you decide to, and there is a community where you can ask questions and answer other peoples questions.

What to Expect

what to expect

This app gives you options you can compare your babies size to including: movie props, fruits, and 90’s nostalgia. This app will track your bodies changes and your babies growth. It includes an awesome mom group that is one of my favorite ones in all the apps. They also have daily articles on baby products, choosing child care, how to pick your babies name, and so much more. This app will also track your babies milestones into toddler-hood.

The Bump

the bump

This app has a planner to prepare for your prenatal care, you can also find reviews on baby products. It also includes your babies development and informative articles. You have an option to set up your baby registry in the app, and your babies growth pictures are in 3D.


These are just the ones I have used and love. There are so many out there and I know what I prefer might not be what you like, so go check out your options and see what fits your preferences.

I’m curious on if you have used these or other ones what your opinions are on them?


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