Miss Emilia: 8 Month Update

Another month down! Can’t believe only 4 months until baby will be a year old. It’s going to fly by. Sleep – Wow this has been rough lately. I’m not sure what’s going on with baby but she went back to 2 night feedings most nights when we were down to 1 and the last two nights she’s been up for …

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Miss Emilia – 6 Month Update

Seriously, half a year! It’s insane how fast Miss Emilia’s little life has been going for us. Glad I get to take the time to reflect on each month with these posts. It’s crazy how much she changes from month to month at this age. Sleep – Definitely better now than the last time I posted. We are still at two …

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Miss Emilia – 4 Month Update

Miss Emilia is not a newborn anymore! Crazy to think that she’s turning into a baby and even looking back at her newborn photos, she looks so different already. She’s getting more fun every day and interacting with us and things around her so much. I’m looking forward to seeing how she grows and changes each month. Sleep – Well …

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Miss Emilia – 3 Month Update

The last three months have been the most challenging, yet most rewarding three months of my life as a mom. Transitioning from one to two kids has been rough. There have been some really amazing, blessed days and some really hard, dark days. Of course, I am so grateful for Emilia, my sweet rainbow baby, but newborn babies are rough …

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Remembering Our Loss

April 6 marked one year since we found out we were losing our pregnancy at 11 weeks. That was the first and last time I saw that baby on the ultrasound and will never forget that moment. The raw heartache I felt when I realized that my dreams and hopes for that pregnancy and baby were now gone. Even now …

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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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