Posts tagged: Giving Birth

  • What's in My Hospital Bag: Natalie Alcala of Fashion Mamas

    What's in My Hospital Bag: Natalie Alcala of Fashion Mamas
    As the founder and CEO of Fashion Mamas, a network for influential moms, Natalia Alcala has her finger on the pulse of all things motherhood. Now that she's just days away from welcoming her second child, that expertise is coming in handy — because the mama has made her (hospital bag packing) list and checked it twice. She had everything packed and ready to go weeks ahead of her early August due date, and now she can focus on the most exciting part: Meeting her baby girl. @nataliealcala Natalie, who...

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  • What's in my Hospital Bag: Laura Reynoso of Spanglish Fashion

    What's in my Hospital Bag: Laura Reynoso of Spanglish Fashion
    Laura Reynoso has made a name for herself as the bilingual beauty behind Spanglish Fashion, a lifestyle blog that details her adventures in travel, motherhood, personal style and more. Now Laura is about to tackle her most exciting role yet: Mother of two. The Texas-based influencer is due with her second baby (it’s a boy!) in just a few weeks. Laura, who has a two-year-old son, Diego Luis, knows what to expect on delivery day — but she admitted she’s still nervous about how her firstborn will handle his baby...

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  • What’s in my Hospital Bag: NY Times Bestseller Leslie Bruce

    What’s in my Hospital Bag: NY Times Bestseller Leslie Bruce
    With her due date just two weeks away, #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning entertainment journalist Leslie Ann Bruce is ready to go. As mom to Tallulah (age 3), this isn’t her first rodeo and she’s learned a few things along the way. “First, Allow yourself to be flexible. Most expectant mothers build up so many ideas about what life will look like when your little person arrives, but what ends up happening is usually the one thing you didn’t prepare for,” Bruce said. “Day two can be...

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  • What’s in my Hospital Bag: Zoe Kasiske

    What’s in my Hospital Bag: Zoe Kasiske
    With her due date just days away, Zoe Kasiske seems to be totally under control. As mom to Calvin (age: 19-months-old) and Co-Founder of Butter, an experimental marketing and influencer strategy agency, she’s used to the unexpected and juggling many things at once. “I decided not to go into this birth with a plan,” Zoe said. “There are so many variables that play into the birthing experience and I learned from the first time around, you don’t always have control of the entire experience. Everyone has a path that feels...

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  • Alison Jordan: What’s in my Hospital Bag?

    Alison Jordan: What’s in my Hospital Bag?
    Alison Jordan is due any day now, but she’s had her hospital bag packed for weeks. Jordan, a regular TV host for E! And Extra based in Santa Monica is expecting her first baby with husband Michael Jordan (no, not that one!) and plan to name their new little guy Oliver. Jordan who is anxiously awaiting the big day, said she had several friends who all recommended the same few products to bring along to the hospital. “I had several girlfriends recommend I bring my Belly Bandit along with me...

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  • A Birth Story: James + Mackenzie

    A Birth Story: James + Mackenzie
    Meet new mom Breianna Hawkins. And then just try not to oooh and ahhh over her adorable newborn babies. (That’s right, she’s got two of them!) Breianna opened up to us about her journey to pregnancy and some unexpected complications during her C-section. Spoiler/happy ending alert: she and the babies are doing great! What was the best baby-related advice you received before your baby was born?To sleep when they sleep….which I have followed all of about 2 times. But it is great advice I just wish I could follow it...

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  • Hospital Checklist: What to Pack in your Hospital Bag

    Hospital Checklist: What to Pack in your Hospital Bag
    You’ve finished decorating your nursery, the car seat is installed, but that dooming hospital bag checklist has yet to be conquered. If you're one month from your due date, it's time to put yourself back on the to-do list. You’ll have plenty of other things on your mind when your contractions start and packing your bag shouldn't be one of them.We enlisted the help of you(!)—our customers—to provide us with the essential items you packed (and wished you would have!) for your hospital stay. For the little one: Kimono style...

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  • A Birth Story: Lindsay, Eddie + Hunter

    A Birth Story: Lindsay, Eddie + Hunter
    Chicago-based sales associate Lindsay Rosen gave birth to her little guy, Hunter Clark, on New Year’s Day. Needless to say, she didn’t need to sell us on him. One look at the little guy and we were so excited to be a part of his first photo shoot. Read on to hear about Lindsay’s experience in her own words.What was the best baby-related advice you received before your baby was born?To sleep as much as we could now and cherish the last moments as a family of two and not...

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  • A Birth Story: Nicole, Chris + Charlie

    A Birth Story: Nicole, Chris + Charlie
    Just before the new year, Chicago real estate broker Nicole Hasima became mom to sweet little Charlie. Nicole and her husband Chris (owner of Wicker Park restaurant Clever Rabbit) let us shoot a Gender Reveal with them last fall, so needless to say we were pretty excited to finally meet the little guy—and he didn’t disappoint! Read on to hear more about her pregnancy, why they decided to find out what they were having, and why she requested to do skin to skin after birth.Check out Nicole's Birth StoryWhat was...

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  • Hospital Bag Must-Haves

    Hospital Bag Must-Haves
    Nursery finished? Check. Car seat installed? Check. Your hospital bag packed? Um...If you're one month from your due date, it's time to put yourself back on the to-do list. You’ll have plenty of other things on your mind when your contractions start and packing your bag shouldn't be one of them.Read on for tips from new moms who know exactly what to pack.Monica + Andy Layette“So easy to just pack a Monica and Andy layette! loved that I didn’t have to think about what specific types of clothes and blankets...

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