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    Disneyland with a Toddler- Survival Tips

    We survived Disneyland with a toddler! And actually had a blast!

    There are so many tips and tricks to make your trip to Disney magical instead of stressful. And believe it or not, there’s actually a lot for your little one to do (as well as pregnant women). Even though you can’t do the “big” rides, it can still be a really special day!

    Disneyland is one of my favorite places on Earth. I have so many wonderful memories of the parks growing up and my husband and I actually got engaged there.

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    A Comfortable Maternity Look with PinkBlush

    Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with PinkBlush. All opinions are my own. Please visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    I’m so uncomfortable.

    I wish I could even describe it. With Sawyer, I had an anterior placenta. Meaning the placenta was in front of the baby (behind my belly button) rather than behind him. So while I still felt all of his movements, they were toned down and not very intense.

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    Becoming a Big Brother- When Your World Changes

    Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    It doesn’t matter if it’s your 1st or 5th baby. A baby changes absolutely everything. Your routine and schedule, your relationship with your spouse, your relationship with your pet, your relationship with your other children (if any), your relationship with your friends and family, your sleep patterns, your eating habits, everything.

    Introducing a new member to your family is such a wonderful thing, but it can also definitely turn things upside down. I’m about to have my second baby and I already know it’s going to shake things up for everyone. Especially Sawyer. Not only is he currently an only child, but he’s also the only grandchild on both sides. That means he has the constant attention of not only my husband and me, but our parents and siblings. Adding a new baby to the mix is going to rock his world. He’s too young to understand my pregnancy, and I’m trying to find other ways to get us both ready for the change.

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    Educational Benefits for Toddlers at Sea World San Diego

    Disclaimer: We received media tickets to Sea World San Diego in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    We had the opportunity to visit Sea World while we were on vacation last week and had a blast! It was overcast but not too cold and the park wasn’t crowded. A perfect theme park day!

    Sawyer LOVES animals and has loved the zoo the few times we’ve taken him so we knew he would love Sea World. Sawyer is picking up new words and phrases like crazy lately. Since he’s learning so fast, we are trying our best to make sure he learns everything he needs to at this age. Colors, numbers, body parts, and animals! Our day at Sea World was perfect to teach him a few new animals and some facts about marine life.

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    Family Vacation 2017 Recap

    I’m still definitely in post-vacation funk. I haven’t fully unpacked, the house is a total mess, and I still feel exhausted from our red eye flight home. But our vacation was so amazing. 8 days of family time was just what we needed.

    We go visit my grandparents in San Diego once or twice a year. It seems repetitive but it’s our favorite way to spend a vacation. We have a Southwest card and usually have enough points to cover at least one way, plus flights to SD are usually inexpensive so the other way doesn’t break the bank.

    My grandparents have a beautiful house in Santa Luz with plenty of room for all of us, and a super fun pool out back. So, tickets usually don’t cost us much, and we have a free place to stay so we can usually do a full family vacation without spending too much money!

    I’m very close with my family so seeing my Grammy and Boppa a few times a year is good for my soul. It’s hard living so far away from them.

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    Turn Any Bag Into a Gym Bag

    Happy Tuesday!

    We’re back from vacation! We had an amazing time, I’ll have a full recap up later this week (plus a separate Disneyland post). I’m exhausted but ready to get back to work.

    I’m currently 28 weeks pregnant. I’ve been trying to stay as active as possible by working out regularly. There are so many benefits to working out during pregnancy. It reduces the risk of gestational diabetes, eases aches and pains (which I have a lot of this time around), can make labor and delivery easier, and help you lose the baby weight quicker!

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    What if There’s Not Enough Love?

    I’ve been feeling a lot lately in regards to becoming a mother of 2. And I know my hormones probably aren’t helping the situation but lately I’ve felt so anxious and scared.

    The love I feel for my firstborn is absolutely overwhelming. The bond I share with him is like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. He’s my whole world and I never knew I could love so much until I met him.

    What’s going to happen to that when his brother arrives?

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