What I Ate Today: Breastfeeding

The initial weeks of breastfeeding is the hungriest I’ve ever been in my life. I remember feeling the same way with Enzo and this time is no different. I always thought being pregnant would make me hungry, but nursing a tiny baby round the clock while recovering from birth makes me one hungry mama! Below is what I ate in …

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Postpartum Survival Tips

The nice thing about a second baby is you have a general idea of what to expect during the postpartum period. Though of course things won’t be exactly the same as before, at least you have an idea of certain things you’ll have to endure. The first time around both Joe and I had no clue and no one really …

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Baby Emilia’s Birth Story

Emilia Kay Pattavina entered this world Sun., March 12 at 1:01 a.m., two days before her due date. We were truly blessed with a smooth (though not easy!) labor and delivery and she was safely born at home as we had been planning. Below is her full birth story. It is long and may be too descriptive for some so …

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Biweekly Update: 38 Weeks

My official due date is only 12 days away! I’ve been pretty sick the past week and a half so I really haven’t been able to focus much on baby, solely on resting and trying to get better. It started like a normal cold (thanks Enzo or Joe!) and seemed to get better but then got extremely worse about a …

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Biweekly Update: 36 Weeks

Holy moly…four weeks until due date! I’ve been trying to finalize all last minute prep items as much as possible (getting remaining baby items, freezer meals, postpartum prep) and trying not to freak out too much about how soon baby will be here. I think we are just about done prepping freezer meals which hopefully will be a huge lifesaver …

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Biweekly Update: 34 Weeks

I’m going to be saying this from here on out, but I can’t believe how close baby’s due date is! I can now say that my baby is due next month (March) which is insane. The biggest thing I’ve been thinking about/planning for over the past couple of weeks is my postpartum plan. With Enzo I had no idea what …

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Biweekly Update: 32 Weeks

It’s getting real folks…baby will be here before we know it! I’ve started gathering all the supplies I need for my home birth (per my midwife’s instructions) and have a refresher birthing class coming up in a few weeks. Yikes! How far along: 32 weeks Size of baby: Honeydew melon Gender: Still leaning girl. Movement: Pretty uncomfortable at this point …

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Pesto Beef & Veggie Noddles

It’s been a really long time since I posted a recipe on here! I’ve been addicted to these Austin-based veggie noodles and couldn’t help but try and make a recipe for the blog. They are super easy to use and fairly inexpensive. I haven’t bought my own spiralizer yet and so these noodles are my go-to when I want something …

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Biweekly Update: 30 Weeks

How far along: 30 weeks Size of baby: Large cabbage Gender: So hard not knowing still! Movement: Movements are getting a little more uncomfortable now especially when baby is turning around in there. He/she likes to jab me in the right hip bone and towards my right ribs. Sleep: Still sleeping pretty well though my snoring has been keeping Joe …

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Biweekly Update: 28 Weeks

I’m so glad to be in Austin and settled for at least a little bit. This past weekend was the first time our little family was here all together in over a month. It was so nice! I’m also looking forward to celebrating Christmas here and having family visit instead of having to travel again. I’m not sure if I’ve …

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