Newest pregnancy diagnoses – Gestational Diabetes

The dreaded glucose pregnancy drink; yeah, I had to drink it twice! With my first pregnancy and my current pregnancy. Both times I failed the first test and needed to go back for the 3 hour test. The drink isn’t great but the worst part was having to have your blood drawn 4 times withinContinue reading “Newest pregnancy diagnoses – Gestational Diabetes”

The First Dental Visit For Our One Year Old!

Ellie had her very first dentist appointment! It seemed a little silly since she only has 4 teeth on the top and 2 teeth on the bottom. But it was great to get her used to this oral hygiene thing and I learned a lot myself while being there. I learned she is late onContinue reading “The First Dental Visit For Our One Year Old!”

She’s a Sweet ONE!!!

Elliana turned ONE!! We had an ice cream themed birthday party for Ellie on her first birthday (which just happened to fall on a Saturday). I bought a 10 X 30 party tent with walls for her birthday. I’m glad I did because we had a passing shower during her party! I figured I’d purchaseContinue reading “She’s a Sweet ONE!!!”

Covid-19 is a challenging time for all, especially kids. Mother’s and kids do not need the opinions of “Karen’s” when out and about!

I wanted to vent a bit about Covid-19 and kids! Now I know there are a lot of different opinions around the topic of Covid; is it real, is it a scare tactic. That’s not the point of my post, I don’t want to go down that road. However, I do not understand why randomContinue reading “Covid-19 is a challenging time for all, especially kids. Mother’s and kids do not need the opinions of “Karen’s” when out and about!”

The Reason Behind The Blog

I’ve been getting comments on my blog from people while I am out and about. “I love your blog posts!” “I’m so glad you shared this, I was wondering about that!” Even just the simple… “You’re doing great!” These comments are the exact reason I wanted to start this blog! While I was pregnant withContinue reading “The Reason Behind The Blog”

Expectations vs. Reality of Motherhood

I couldn’t help but think about the life of motherhood when I read a comment on one of my photo’s about how my daughter is always happy and smiling. “But she isn’t ALWAYS happy” I thought to myself. Is that what I am portraying on my social media accounts? I think we all tend toContinue reading “Expectations vs. Reality of Motherhood”

My babies first birthday is for me too!

With my daughters first birthday approaching it has me reflecting! I have been planning and preparing and it has me thinking from time to time – Am I doing too much? At first I kept telling myself no, it’s her birthday, it’s meant to be celebrated. Recently I’ve realized my babies first birthday is forContinue reading “My babies first birthday is for me too!”

My Truth About Breastfeeding – Its not all Sunshine and Rainbows!

My entire pregnancy and at many prenatal appointments I was asked if I would be breastfeeding my new baby. I always answer “Yes, if I can” I would get a nod of approval from whomever asked and we would move on. My perception of breastfeeding was simple; its part of nature, the mother and babyContinue reading “My Truth About Breastfeeding – Its not all Sunshine and Rainbows!”

We’re Having A………BABY!

Check out my Instagram page for more photos/videos from the reveal day! https://www.instagram.com/mainely.mom/ Once we found out we were pregnant with our second baby when Ellie had just reached 7 months old; I knew I would feel differently about many things than I did with our first. One of the things I knew would beContinue reading “We’re Having A………BABY!”

Raising babies with Pets – Not an easy task! 10 positive lessons animals can teach kids!

Being the animal lover that I am, having pets is no question! Before having Ellie we had two dogs and a tank of fish! There were many times I wasn’t sure how bringing a baby into the picture would work and how the dogs would adjust. Brutus is our big boy weighing in at 145Continue reading “Raising babies with Pets – Not an easy task! 10 positive lessons animals can teach kids!”