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Today I am 39 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I've been putting on a brave face, but in truth every muscle and joint and ligament and ounce of of my freaking being is uncomfortable. The thing is, I realize that less than a year ago I would have given ANYTHING to be in this position. And I realize that this is the last time I'll ever be doing this. And so, I'm trying to relish every ache and every pain and every trip to the bathroom every 10 freaking minutes - because I wished for this. I hoped for this. I prayed for this. And here I am. In reflection, I wanted to tell this story for the life we're...

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Diaper Tips

Important Reminders Changing your baby’s diaper also serve as your bonding time. Just make sure that you are observing the following to ensure baby’s health and safety. Always wipe your baby’s genital from front to back. This will prevent the spreading of bacteria that can cause her urinary tract infection. Newborn babies should be cleaned with wet cotton balls and warm water. If the dirty diaper is a big mess, place a towel or cloth under the baby while still cleaning him or her up. Make sure to also clean the creases and folds of the baby’s buttocks and thighs. For newborn babies that still have the umbilical cord stump, avoid covering the stump until it is completely dried and...

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Breast Feeding Tips

1 . WHAT I HEARD: “IT’S THE MOST NATURAL THING.” The problem with saying that something is natural is that there is an implication that it must be easy… at least that it the way I interpreted it when I was pregnant the first time. One of the very first breastfeeding tips I heard from many seasoned Mothers that “breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world, all mammals on earth do it!” In my naivety, I thought that meant that the moment I gave birth, two beautiful streams of milk would come cascading out of my mammaries, and both my child and I would obviously know what to do. I never thought in a million years that I...

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