Happy 4th birthday, Ginny

Happy 4th birthday, my Ginny girl! You bring so much life, love, and energy to everyone you meet and everywhere you go. You’ve always been ahead of your time, but your brightness shines even more this year – not just because of your crazy extensive vocabulary and concepts you grasp, but your emotional intelligence and sensitivity.

You were there for ME – your adult mom – YOU, a 3-year-old – through so much. You were there to be pure sweetness and give me hugs when I was sad about Grandpa; you were there when I was sick for 10 months and when I could hardly even walk. You have been so patient and loving when your sister has been having some two-year-old mood swings. You do all of this, and it’s hard to remember that you’re only 4-years-old because you’re truly ahead of your time.

People always say it, and it’s true – you just have this specialness about you – it’s hard to describe, but to know you is to feel this about you. Grandma Ginny and Grandpa John maybe sense this the most; you’re so loved, Ginny, and surrounded by people who are crazy about you. Grandma, Papa, Nana, Grampy, all of your aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends – you are so loved, and daddy and I are amazed and proud of you every day. In fact, there’s not one night that goes by that we don’t lay in bed and recount the magical things you said and did that day.

Happy birthday, my love, my Ginny who made me a mom.

12 rules for visiting a newborn

There’s really nothing better than babies, except maybe newborn babies; it’s only natural that out of your love, support, and excitement for the new baby in your life that you want to visit right away. In the midst of all of your love and enthusiasm, there’s something you might overlook – the wishes and needs of the family, especially the momma.

Before popping over for an impromptu or even scheduled visit, take these 12 tips to heart and mind. Keep in mind the mother just gave birth; she’s most likely not rested, not eating or drinking properly, and is adjusting to life with her new little one.

Even the most well-adjusted moms are going through a very delicate time, physically, mentally, and emotionally, whether they realize it or not, whether they show it or not.

If you plan on visiting a new baby soon, take these rules into consideration.

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How to get your breast pump for free

This post is sponsored by Aeroflow. All opinions are my own.

As I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of our third baby girl, I find myself spending a lot of time on mommy Facebook groups, and one question I see all the time is, how do I get a breast pump? Does insurance cover it? Do I have to contact insurance?

I see women looking for used breast pumps because otherwise they’re so expensive, and I want to say NO, NO, NO! You get a free one! And it’s easy. There are SO MANY QUESTIONS when all you want is your pump, am I right?

This time around, I got my Medela Pump In Style Advanced Starter Set from Aeroflow Healthcare, and the process was so simple.

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