Boy or Girl … How We Announced Baby #3

It's always a toss of me, to find out our baby's sex or not. With my first, my husband and I opted for a surprise at birth. I was convinced I was having a boy ... and then my sweet daughter was born :) With our second, we were in the midst of moving and to be quite honest I was riding a hormonal wave to get through packing and just needed to have control over something. The … [Read more...]

10 Tips on Flying While Pregnant

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I just entered my third trimester of pregnancy and I've already flown a handful of times. I've also got two more flights planned before baby is set to arrive. With wedding season here, family vacations, and lots of trips planned, flights are a must for us right now. Although it can be a little uncomfortable and require some extra planning, I'm here today to share some tips with … [Read more...]

10 Pregnancy Side Effects No One Likes To Talk About

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Pregnancy isn't always so glamorous. It's not always the perfect picture they paint in the movies, in fact, sometimes some parts of pregnancy are just downright gross. We all know the really common pregnancy symptoms but chances are there might be some side effects you haven't heard of simply because no one talks about them! Here are eight pregnancy symptoms that you might … [Read more...]

How To Make Your Wardrobe Work During Pregnancy

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I am currently 27 weeks pregnant so you know, I'm getting there! I love shopping, I love fashion, I love staying on top of all the latest trends, I love clothes period. Needless to say, none of that has changed just because I'm pregnant. While there are some maternity clothes out there that are cute and fashion forward, this time around I am really making my wardrobe and the … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk Pregnancy Cravings

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Pregnancy cravings are one of the most interesting things to me. If you scroll through Facebook you're bound to see a mama thanking her husband for a late night run to Subway or an Instagram photo showcasing some odd combination of foods likes pickles and ice cream. With baby #3, I'm currently on a huge orange juice kick and will pretty much cry if we run out without a back up … [Read more...]

8 Tips For Surviving the Heat While Pregnant

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I've only been pregnant once in the summer, and I'm currently due with my second in October, meaning I'll be pregnant all summer again. During these months, it's important to take care of yourself and your growing baby.  How hot of a summer you'll be experiencing depends on your location, and as I live in the Northeast portion of the country, we get hit hard with humidity. The … [Read more...]

Six Great Pregnancy Apps / Websites

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I'm currently pregnant with my second child, and I've noticed many differences between my first pregnancy and this one. With my first, I never had enough information. I loved reading about the daily developments of my baby. I really thrived on knowledge. This time around, I am equally excited to be growing my baby. However, I have spent very little time reading about my … [Read more...]

Six Helpful Pregnancy Books

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Whether you're pregnant for the first time or fifth, I find it good practice to read up on all of the changes that are occurring within your body. If you've done any searching, whether online or in a bricks and mortar, you've likely noticed that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of books and resources available. I've narrowed down the overwhelming number of options to … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Rainier Convertible + Booster Car Seat from Diono

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One of the biggest questions we get at Baby Gizmo is what car seat is good for fitting three across the back seat of a sedan or SUV. There are only a few choices that can make this happen on the market and Diono is one of those brands that has it! Our friends at Pregnancy Magazine have a full review on one of their favorite Diono car seats - the Rainier. If you’re hoping … [Read more...]

Does having heartburn during pregnancy mean your baby has a lot of hair?

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Was your baby’s hair the cause of your heartburn? While searching for natural pregnancy tips to relieve heartburn, you may have come across claims surrounding the link between heartburn during pregnancy and the amount of hair that your baby has. Some people think that if your baby has a lot of hair, this could be what’s causing heartburn. But is this true, or just another … [Read more...]

What Exactly is Attachment Parenting?

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When a woman becomes pregnant and jumps into the world of babies, she will probably stumble into the world or at least hear a lot about "attachment parenting" from friends, family and online. If this is your first time on the baby block, you may have no idea what attachment parenting actually means. To help explain this part of the parenting world, we turned to our expert … [Read more...]

Third trimester Pregnancy Nausea? Yes, it’s possible

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When you hear from friends or family members who have experienced pregnancies, you may find that morning sickness is a recurring topic. It’s an unfortunate side effect that many women go through during the first trimester  that sometimes makes waking up in the morning a less-than-desirable prospect. However, you might not have heard tales of nausea rearing its ugly head during … [Read more...]

New Study Finds Women Gain More Weight Than Recommended During Pregnancy

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It’s the one thing that inevitably happens to all women during pregnancy, we gain weight. But a new study has found that almost half of all pregnant women gain more weight than is recommended by their physician. Study co-author Andrea Sharma, an epidemiologist with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Maternal and Infant Health Branch said, “This is … [Read more...]

Want to make labor easier? Exercise during pregnancy is the answer!

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By the editors of Pregnancy Magazine. You're going to gain weight during pregnancy, its inevitable, but you can exercise to help keep you in shape, make labor easier and avoid packing on too many pounds. According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise during pregnancy can help to ease or even prevent back pain as well as other discomforts youre bound to experience, boost your … [Read more...]

Ways For Pregnant Women To Keep Fit

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I'm pregnant with my second child and I am doing this pregnancy a little differently. When I was pregnant with my son four years ago, I didn't do a whole lot of exercising. Unless you count making brownies and then eating the entire pan of said brownies as exercise ;) . This time around I'm making a point to stay more active, so today I wanted to share some great exercises for … [Read more...]