What I Actually Used In My Hospital Bag

If you're pregnant or have been pregnant, then you know that one of the last big baby-prep agenda items is getting your bag packed for the hospital. If you're a first-time parent, you may be unsure as to what you'll actually need and what you should leave at home. In this post I'm sharing some insight into what I was glad I brought and what I'll be leaving at home next time.

4 Morning Sickness Essentials That Are Worth Buying Before You Get Pregnant

Like most pregnant women will tell you, morning sickness is probably the most inaccurately-named ailment on planet Earth. Contrary to its name, it can (and often does) last all day and all night, with little to no relief. While nothing truly "cured" the feeling of constant nausea or daily puking sessions for me during those first 13 weeks, there were a handful of remedies that made the experience slightly more bearable. Should my husband and I choose to have another baby, you can be sure that the first step in my pregnancy journey will be stockpiling these supplies so that I'm prepared for impending storm.

2nd Trimester Recap: Gender Reveal, Baby Registry and Nursery Progress

Here we are at the end of trimester #2 already! Some days it feels like this pregnancy is going to last forever and others it feels like it flew by. Read on to learn more about my second trimester journey and how Andy and I have continued plugging along in preparing for Baby Janitz's arrival.