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Life in the NICU

On March 16th, 2014 my life completely changed. I went from being a mom of one to a mom of three. I also became a NICU mama. I gave birth to my twins at 30 weeks and 2 days gestation. Completely unanticipated. My labor and delivery was very short – we arrived at the ER […]

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Packing for the Hospital

When thinking of what I’ll pack in my hospital bag, I always turn to the good ol’ internet to see what everyone suggests. Every list is so different. Every mom is so different. I’ve always been an over-packer. Leaving town for one night still means I take 3+ outfits  and just as many shoes! What […]

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The Final Stretch

Last weekend, in a fit of second trimester “nesting”, I decided to tackle my son’s baby clothes. For 2 years, I have kept them meticulously sorted in large plastic ziplocks by size, and stored them in giant tupperware in our storage room. Now that I know we are having a little girl, I decided it […]

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Belly Diaries

Alisa Due with Baby #2 and Baby #3 – Big sister Ava is 18 months! How far along are you? 30 weeks – May 9 How have you been feeling? Have felt great up until this past week – starting to get pretty uncomfortable (big), but since this is my last pregnancy I’m enjoying it […]

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Gender Reveal Party Ideas

Finding out the gender of your unborn baby can be one of the most anticipated and exciting events of your pregnancy (besides actually giving birth to and meeting your baby, of course!) A lot of people are able to wait until they are born to reveal their baby’s gender… but if you are anything like […]

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Fun Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy

First of all, let me say – YES… that’s right! My husband and I are expecting… TWINS! It came as quite the shock to us when the ultrasound tech nonchalantly said ‘Okay, there are two.’ My initial thought was ‘TWO WHAT?!’ But sure enough, there were and are two tiny, precious little peanuts growing in […]

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What’s in a name?

Your name, while you had no choice in it, is something that you have lived with and will continue to live with the rest of your life.  Maybe you love the name you were given.  Maybe you hate it.  But do you know why you were given it?  Giving someone a name, especially when you […]

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