This post is part of our baby essentials series by Monica Banks, founder of Gugu Guru – the ultimate baby registry discovery site for style-savvy moms.
Here is the deal: when it comes to your baby registry – your best friend, your sister, those “Verified Purchase” 5 star reviews on Amazon – all of those people might know the products that worked for them and their babies but that doesn’t mean that those products are right for YOU.
About 2 weeks ago we babysat our soon to be 3 yr. old niece, Ruby, for 3 days! Now, Timmy and I have both babysat before but NEVER for that long! You could say it was perfect timing for a little practice session right before we are about to have our own.
Notice the new title??? Just wanted to let you guys know, I’m finally not hating my pregnancy anymore! It took a while, but better late than never!
This week, we wanted to give you an inside look at our 32 week Ultrasound so you could get to know our little cutie a little more! It’s so crazy how we overanalyze all the little things our doctors tell us- whether it’s that they have a lot of hair or they aren’t moving so much at the moment because they are sleeping, or their nose is prominent! After watching this I realized I needed to step back, relax and be kind to myself and my growing baby! It’s so true when all people say is what matters most is a HEALTHY baby.
Of all the pregnancy-related questions we get from our pregnant clients, “Do I have to give up coffee?” is one of the most common. And we totally get it — coffee isn’t only an energy booster in the morning, it’s also part of a self-care ritual related to how we start the day for many of us. So, the good news is that no, you don’t need to completely give up coffee when you’re pregnant. But, you might need to make a few adjustments.
This post is a part of our baby essentials series by Monica Banks, founder of Gugu Guru – the ultimate baby registry discovery site for style-savvy moms.
During both my pregnancies, I made it a point to exercise almost every day even if it was just a brisk walk. The benefits of staying active during pregnancy seem endless – from helping with delivery and recovery to easing the common ailments of pregnancy. For example, stretching and yoga can help with aches, pains and sciatica due to pregnancy. Movement can also improve circulation, which may help to reduce swelling. Not to mention, there are health benefits for your baby in utero too!
Last week my mom and sisters planned the most perfect non-traditional Baby Shower for me and Tim. It was a beautiful night in LA with our nearest and dearest friends and family at Above Sixty at the Sixty Beverly Hills!
My sister, Ashley, went to the Flower Mart and basically bought every flower that doesn’t look like your typical flower. It was a very bohemian jungle desert kind of look — just what I love!
So we JUST got the keys to our new home which is super exciting, but before we move ( date is still tbd because we are currently in renovation mode, scary!!!) we wanted to show our baby ( and you guys 🙂 ) where we lived before he/she was born and show why we didn’t want to bring he/she home to this place! So many stairs, no doors, soooo vertical, etc., etc., you’ll see.
When Timmy & I began filming this series, I was NOT in a good place. I was nauseous, exhausted, flu-ish and just straight up miserable. I named it I LOVE MY BABY, BUT I HATE MY PREGNANCY because at the time, that’s how I really felt.
About two months ago, Timmy & I attended Erica Chidi Cohen’s Prepped Class-. It’s a class created for LOOM, a pregnancy and parenting hub she will be opening this summer in Mid-City. Erica is a birth + postpartum doula + lactation counselor and over the years she has supported hundreds of families transition from pregnancy to parenting with confidence.