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Everything We Bought On Amazon Since Having a Baby

I’ve never been the type to have an Amazon package arrive and have no clue what’s inside… until I had a baby. The number of packages that have showed up at our door after late-night panic purchases is astounding. However, I am proud to say that all the items I have bought have been critical and highly useful, which is why I’m sharing them today. There are so many baby items you can get ahead…
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Introducing…

Introducing James Christopher Carmellini. He had quite the entrance into the world, joining us three weeks early and via C-section, after a 24 hour induction and 16 hours of labor. At 36 weeks I was diagnosed with gestational hypertension after some high blood pressure readings had my OB nervous for my health. From there, a 37 week induction was scheduled. Between a week of bedrest and an extended hospital stay, it felt a bit like…
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Reflections on Pregnancy: Weeks 30-36

You may notice from the title of this post that I am reflecting on weeks 30-36 of pregnancy and not from weeks 30-40. It appears my “birth story” has begun around 36 weeks (more on that in a later post) but I still wanted to capture these more “standard” experiences on the blog. If there’s one thing these last nine months have taught me it’s that there’s so much information out there and if you…

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Our VT Wedding Ceremony

All photos taken by my incredibly talented father in-law, Jim Carmellini. Find him here! On August 6th, on the top of a hill in Chelsea, Vermont, Ryan and I got married. It was a beautiful, hot day with clear skies, lots of tears, and our very own rainbow. It’s crazy to think that all the planning over the last nine months has come to an end (on to our New Hampshire celebration!) but it came…
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Our NH Wedding Reception

All photos taken by my incredibly talented father in-law, Jim Carmellini. Find him here! On Saturday, September 24th, Ryan and I had our wedding reception at Fulchino Vineyard in Hollis, New Hampshire. It was a beautiful fall evening full of love, laughter, and lots of dancing. Ryan and I really wanted our wedding reception to be a big party. Our goal was to spend quality time with our guests and to have a great time.…

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