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A First-Time Mom's Hospital Bag Checklist | Houston Moms Blog

A First-Time Mom’s Hospital Bag Checklist

After reading what felt like all of the pregnancy books and googling oh-so-many hospital bag checklists, I decided I’d share a bit of my experience from the only hospital bag I’ve had to pack recently. As usual, I went a tad overboard, but perhaps you can learn from my mistakes.  As a heads up, these lists […]

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Please Don't Touch the Baby | Houston Moms Blog

Please Don’t Touch the Baby

Tiny fingers and little toes. Squishy cheeks. Chunky thigh rolls. And, oh my goodness, that smell. A new baby just begs to be snuggled, kissed on, and maybe squeezed a little. But can we all agree that unless you’re a family member or close friend, you should just keep your hands to yourself? I admit […]

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9 Ways to Help a New Mom

I recently gave birth to a tiny little sweetheart via C-section and was definitely not prepared for the healing process. I could hardly get out of bed or stand up straight, and walking/standing required resting after just 5-10 minutes of activity. Thus, anything that didn’t involve feeding or changing the baby was the furthest thing […]

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A Mother’s First Day in the NICU

My first round as a NICU momma was four years ago with my premature daughter. She spent 25 days in the neonatal intensive care unit {NICU} before being released. The experience took a toll on me and left me exhausted and overly emotional. When I became pregnant with my son earlier this year, I knew […]

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