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    What I’ve Learned in the First 8 Months of Motherhood

    We made it! We survived long nights, early mornings, diaper blowouts, and hormonal breakdowns for eight full months! Being a mom to an 8 month old baby by no means makes me an expert (or anywhere close to it), but I have definitely learned a lot along the way. I’ve been pretty bad about blog posts lately because I have figured out that an 8 month old baby take up even more time than newborns do. In the past month or so, baby boy spends a lot more time awake during the day. All he wants is for his mama to…

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    Surviving the First Month Postpartum

    Now that Samuel is four months old, I look back at my first month postpartum and realize that “surviving” really is what I was doing. Coming home from the hospital in a new mom daze, I had this tiny human that was depending on me for everything. I had been around babies before, but not 24/7. There was no handing this baby back over to someone else when he cried. Juan and I were very lucky to both have six weeks paternity/maternity leave and we were able to get through that crazy first month together. Having a newborn felt isolating…

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    Why You Won’t See My Baby’s Face on Social Media

    During my pregnancy, I posted endless photos of my bump online. I also clicked “like” on every photo of my friends’ babies that came across my feed. It wasn’t until Juan and I traveled to Spain over Christmas that I gave any thought to what would change once Samuel was born. I still love and adore every photo I see online of my friends’ kids, but after going back and forth so many times, Juan and I made the decision that we were not going to post any pictures of our new baby’s face on social media. Over Christmas, we…

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    Tips for Choosing a Bilingual Baby Name

    Choosing a baby name is hard. It’s one of the first big decisions you make when you’re pregnant that will affect your kid for the rest of their life. If you name them something totally horrible, you’re in for a lifetime of regret. Maybe their name is so popular that every other child in their class has the same one and they have to write their last name initial on every piece of paper they turn in. Or, it could swing the other way and their name could be so obscure that your kid is never able to find a…