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Bella Gravida – Revolutionizing the Maternity Wardrobe

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Bella Gravida. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Recently I have received exciting news that quite a few people very close to me are pregnant!  One of those lovely ladies is my sister-in-law who is pregnant with her first and I am over the moon excited for her.  With all these exciting announcements I thought there’s no better time than the present to impart some of my pregnancy wisdom.  I have done this four times after all, hehe.  And so today we … …..

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The Stork OTC – Twitter Chat & Giveaway {The only conception assistance device available without a prescription.}

This post is brought to you by The Stork OTC and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. As I sit here this morning feeling my little bundle of joy kicking and squirming about I truly realize how blessed I am to be welcoming my fourth daughter into the world in just a few short weeks.  This little one will complete our family and we are all so excited to meet and cuddle her.  But it hurts my heart to know that so many women struggle to conceive or carry a child to term.  The truth is that 1 in … …..

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Never Wordless Wednesday: Baby Harper #4

I realize I haven’t blogged a lot about my fourth pregnancy.  I got off to a little bit of a rocky start with some rather severe depression issues and once I got those all worked out I just tried to enjoy the pregnancy as much as possible.  Unfortunately, the doctors office I chose because they were supposedly VBAC friendly was doing nothing but stressing me out after I refused to take the glucose test.  I was monitoring my sugar levels using a meter, but I simply didn’t want to ingest the glucose drink.  After getting too many bad vibes from … …..

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Sea-Band Mama: The Natural Way to Relieve Morning Sickness

Thanks Sea-Band Mama for sponsoring the following post. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that I am actually pregnant with our fourth child. That in a few short months we will have another adorable baby girl to snuggle and cuddle. At this moment I am feeling so absolutely blessed – especially when I feel her moving and kicking inside me. And I’m finally enjoying food again. Yup, I am indulging in whatever craving hits me at any given moment. These are just a few of the photos I have shared on Instagram when one of those cravings strikes. Just … …..

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Announcing Pregnancy with Secret Message Eggs

Since I am back in to the groove of blogging on a frequent basis I realized that I never shared how we announced we were pregnant with Baby Harper #4 to our immediate family.  When pregnant with our first I gave my mom a greeting card for Grandma and we simply told the rest of the family.  When pregnant with #2 I put Alleigh in a big sister shirt and let her “tell” the family.  With #3 I bought personalized shirts announcing the news for the big girls to wear.  But this time I wanted to do things a little … …..

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Trying to Conceive? The Stork may be your answer.

This post is sponsored by The Stork and The Motherhood. However, all opinions are my own. Dustin and I were very blessed when we decided to start a family.  After just one month of trying to conceive I was thrilled to see two pink lines appear on my pregnancy test, but did you know there are currently approximately 7.3 million couples in the United States that are having difficulty conceiving? Many different things can contribute to fertility issues including environmental and lifestyle factors.  When diagnosing fertility issues 40% are attributed to males with problems including higher estrogen levels resulting in … …..

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Knocked-Up Fitness DVD’s Review & Giveaway

Review by Mommy Summers – Guest Reviewer at Children Teaching Mama. One thing I wish I would have done while pregnant with my daughter was work out. I’ve never been too great at keeping up with a workout,I usually get bored, or like what happened just recently, Netflix took the workout videos off. This time around, as we’re trying to conceive, I’ve really been starting to look at different work out videos and many of them have been Prenatal workouts. I want to make sure that I get my chance to work out and stay extra-healthy this time around! I’ve … …..

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My Hospital Bag Must Haves….

When I went into labor with Alleigh it was a bit unexpected and I didn’t even have a hospital bag packed.  Needless to say Dustin was running back and forth between the hospital and our house washing clothes and getting things I needed…. luckily we only live about three minutes from the hospital.  I kinda learned my lesson after that and had my bag half way packed with Kaelyn.  But this time I am ready!  And I am gonna show you what I take with me to the hospital and why I take it….. so here we go. Most everything … …..

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Baby Waves 3D 4D Ultrasound–See the baby in you before their born!

During my first pregnancy I learned about 3D 4D ultrasounds and was amazed that I could actually see my baby before she was born so I just had to check it out.  I searched for a facility within a reasonable distance from our home and stumbled upon Baby Waves in Independence, Ohio.  I had a great experience seeing Alleigh before she was born even though she was a stubborn little girl who loved to hide her face behind her hands and feet.  I loved the experience so much that I also went back for Kaelyn and now again to see … …..

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Get a Good Night’s Sleep With the Comfort-U Maternity Pillow Review {and giveaway too}

Throughout Alleigh’s pregnancy I stuffed pillows all around my growing belly and never felt truly comfortable.  Then when I got pregnant with Kaelyn I decided to get an actual maternity body pillow, but it still only helped one side and left my back completely unsupported so I still had to use other pillows.  Now with my third pregnancy I finally learned that to be properly supported during pregnancy I would need a pillow that completely surrounds my body and I found that pillow at Moonlight Slumber! That pillow is the Comfort-U Maternity Pillow and is absolutely amazing because not only … …..

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