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Today’s post is brought to you by vitaMedMD: Health & Wellness for Women of all stages.

We don’t get to talk about babies and pregnancy as much as we’d like, all our littlest boys are two and rounding three now, which is crazy! We’re all in different stages of building our families, but one thing we can all agree on: love it or leave it, pregnancy is one giant and crazy miracle that we feel really blessed to have experienced and hopefully to experience again! For those of you preparing or in the throes of pregnancy, we wanted to share some of our memories of those days and also toss in an awesome giveaway valued at $210 for you from vitaMedMD!VitaMed MD

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JENNA on MORNING (ALL DAY SICKNESS):

New Baby Love

I remember when I had my first miscarriage and struggled to get pregnant and I would see Facebook statuses complaining about pregnancy and I swore I would NEVER complain. Then I got pregnant! And woah the illness hit me like a ton of bricks. We aren’t talking car sick, we are talking I wanna die sick! That was really shocking and unexpected for me. I had no idea how challenging and dark those days would be. And every day was a fight for me to keep my food down and my spirits up. I always say that pregnancy, miscarriage, infertility is all a very solitary experience. At least it feels that war for me. No one can do it for me, no one can endure it for me and no one can feel the loss like me. But in that same breath comes a special and private connection with these little people we fight for, cry for, go through pain for. It’s through that challenge that I’ve found my greatest joy.

NICOLE ON BONDING:New Baby Love

Some of my very fondest memories of the new momma life lie in those quiet wee hours of the night, sleep deprived beyond imagination, staring down at a nursing baby. I remember feeling like nothing in the world could make me happier. In those moments I was the only one that baby needed, the only one that could pacify. These moments have been incredible with both my babies and have formed such a bond for us. I feel super lucky that my kids enjoyed it just as much as I did. They were devout nursers. I know this isn’t always the case with babies. And I’m sure at some point I’ll have one of those little independent types. But I hope I can find something for me and that precious new human to do that can create that connection that I feel so lucky to have with Dash and Sunny.

EMILY ON THE POST-PARTUM BODY & SOUL:

New Baby Love

I’m a six months of puking type of pregnant girl. That quickly turns into three more months of crazy heart-burn and intense hip dysplasia. I have so many pity parties through my pregnancy that are usually accompanied by eating whatever the heck I want. I earned this whole sleeve of Oreos, dang it! Needless to say, I gain more weight than my doctors and nurses would like. Even going three weeks early with both boys! At first I stared down at my pool of post-partum stretchy soft belly and would get instantly overwhelmed. But then one day I studied my new baby and pictured all my body accomplished, creating those eyelashes, those fingernails, all the veins and arteries and heart-pumping. That came from me! What an incredible miracle. I made this perfect thing, and I am going to give myself a break as I find my way back.

Now, for the giveaway with vitaMedMD! You are entering to win their amazing Prescription Prenatal Vitamins for one month ($120!), their VMD Signature Collection Stretch Mark Body Cream  which is $90. vitaMedMD has an in-house pharmacy, vitaCare to ensure you never pay more than $25 a month for the prenatal vitamin vitaPearl.

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Comments

  1. manda:
    on June 26, 2014 at 7:52 am said:

    Good bra.

  2. Dana:
    on June 26, 2014 at 9:29 am said:

    this is wonderful! thanks for sharing, Mamas!

  3. sb:
    on June 26, 2014 at 9:41 am said:

    antacid. lots and lots of antacid.

  4. Cynthia:
    on June 26, 2014 at 9:49 am said:

    When I am pregnant I have to have a body pillow or multiple pillows. As far as food goes I love green salad, cheese, bread items, and chocolate. I’m a weirdo:)

  5. Liberty T.:
    on June 26, 2014 at 10:35 am said:

    I have to have coconut oil to moisturize my body and belly!

  6. Anonymous:
    on June 26, 2014 at 10:35 am said:

    I’m right in the middle of this right now at 3 weeks postpartum. Thanks for the encouragement! I definitely need to remember to give myself a break as we find our new normal.

  7. Ashe-Monique:
    on June 26, 2014 at 10:37 am said:

    Coconut water to keep hydrated and cool.

  8. anne stewart:
    on June 26, 2014 at 12:05 pm said:

    Pregnancy pillow and ginger ale! 🙂

  9. Becca O:
    on June 26, 2014 at 12:18 pm said:

    Small, frequent meals and ginger tea!

  10. McCall Johnson:
    on June 26, 2014 at 1:46 pm said:

    Pregnancy pillow, prenatals, and anything to try to prevent stretch marks.

  11. Lara:
    on June 26, 2014 at 2:18 pm said:

    Coconut oil for my dry skin and belly, la croix soda water (every flavor but coconut funny enough), ice cream, and roasted vegetable salads.
    I was just discussing my post partum body with a girlfriend. I’m 18 weeks post partum and constantly have to remind myself that I just made a person, and it will take a while to bounce back from that. But I still have to remind myself of that everyday.

  12. Callie B.:
    on June 26, 2014 at 2:24 pm said:

    I am 6 weeks postpartum, so this couldn’t have come at a better time! I needed you girls cheering me on! My essentials are my bumpnest pillow and a loaded DVR. Rest, Rest, Rest!

  13. Janelle Belka:
    on June 26, 2014 at 2:39 pm said:

    I love coconut oil for my skin and I have to have some saltines to keep the nausea down.

  14. Mckinsie D:
    on June 26, 2014 at 3:07 pm said:

    Supportive bra, Tums & my body pillow!!!

  15. Shelby Goodman:
    on June 26, 2014 at 8:32 pm said:

    My pregnancy must have item is the pregnancy pillow!

  16. on June 26, 2014 at 9:05 pm said:

    My pregnancy must have is a positive attitude and journal for the baby. I write in the journal once I find out the gender and stay connected through writing my feelings about pregnancy and experience. I think the journal helps keep the positive vibes because I am constantly reminded at what a blessing it is to be pregnant. Going on week 13 today and this giveaway couldn’t come at a better time! My prenatals make me super nauseous so having new ones would be awesome!

    • on June 27, 2014 at 11:34 am said:

      SKWEBB,
      Call our vitaCare line at: 800-350-3819. They will set you up with a prenatal vitamin right for you. Our vitaPearl or RediChew Rx may work perfectly. Hope this helps!

  17. on June 26, 2014 at 9:58 pm said:

    My pregnancy must haves are pizza and… oreos 🙁 !! haha

  18. Mariam:
    on June 26, 2014 at 10:11 pm said:

    A body pillow saved my life, at least I could sleep some!

  19. Doris:
    on June 26, 2014 at 10:13 pm said:

    I relied on so many things during my pregnancies that I don’t know what to pick. I could not live without my hydrating lotion because my belly was so itchy from stretching and I was living in my maxi dresses!

  20. Carley C:
    on June 26, 2014 at 11:39 pm said:

    Ohh I need a good prenatal! Never found one I loved with my first two pregnancies!

    • on June 27, 2014 at 11:30 am said:

      Carley, call vitaCare and they will set you up with a prenatal that is perfect for you! vitaPearl is great because it is tiny, has DHA, and 40% more folic acid than the leading Rx prenatal. Hope you win!
      Call: 800-350-3819

  21. Piia:
    on June 27, 2014 at 12:59 am said:

    Weleda belly oil, love it! And comfortable clothes. Thanks for the chance!

  22. chelsea:
    on June 27, 2014 at 7:26 am said:

    lots of tums!

  23. Susan:
    on June 27, 2014 at 8:03 am said:

    Thanks for your beautiful (and encouraging) memories of pregnancy. I’m in the throws of it now.

  24. on June 27, 2014 at 12:18 pm said:

    Besides a strong will, a sense of humor and a good partner my pregnancy must have was my tablet. I could play games, keep on social media, take pictures, write and read blogs, google all my fears, order all my other necessities, watch movies and shows and I could do it all from anywhere. Saved my life.

  25. Jannelle H.:
    on June 28, 2014 at 9:36 am said:

    Tums, a body pillow, and the “most unsexy grandma” stretchy pajama/yoga capris I bought at Costco literally 10 years ago. Nothing fits my body thoughout pregnancy like them, it’s true love. (Nickname courtesy of my otherwise-extremely-supportive-husband haha)

  26. Diana cote:
    on June 28, 2014 at 10:35 am said:

    Belli skincare was a must for me, I was very sensitive to smells and I felt safe using their products…. Another was the pregnancy vitamin funnies, the others made me feel horrible.

  27. Diana cote:
    on June 28, 2014 at 10:35 am said:

    Gummies*

  28. Alyssa White Corning:
    on June 28, 2014 at 1:10 pm said:

    My helpful hubby 😉 He is awesome to make dinner, clean the bathroom, fold all the laundry, grocery shop and rub my feet when I am WAY too tired to do any of that!

  29. Anne:
    on June 28, 2014 at 2:25 pm said:

    Right now, my only must have is a good long afternoon nap. I am so exhausted!!

  30. Jessica:
    on June 29, 2014 at 5:19 am said:

    Pregnancy must haves? Journal. So many emotions- so nice to jot them down and see how I felt during the stages.

  31. Tina McCallum:
    on June 29, 2014 at 9:35 am said:

    I definitely need a body pillow!

  32. Cassandra Eastman:
    on June 29, 2014 at 10:43 pm said:

    A pregnancy pillow to help me sleep, and Earth Mama Angel Baby Body Butter!

  33. Rust:
    on June 30, 2014 at 12:39 am said:

    Lots of pillows.

  34. Meg:
    on June 30, 2014 at 9:16 am said:

    Ginger lemon water saved me!

  35. Sara:
    on July 1, 2014 at 5:54 am said:

    Belly balm and a good water bottle 🙂

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