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Welcome! This is my baby blog where I talk about all things pregnancy, baby, and motherhood. I’ve now categorized my posts for easier reading! Please note that I will be updating this page with each new post. You can follow my journey on my personal Instagram page too.

Happy reading! Angela

Arlo’s Birth Story

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I’m so happy to finally share the story of how Arlo came into this world. Just like with Adriana’s birth story, I had Eric “vet” the story to make sure I remembered things correctly. (Labour Brain is REAL!) Eric added quite a bit of detail, and a few funny moments that I had no idea […]

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39 Weeks (Pregnancy #2)

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Still here, still pregnant (woohoo), and still very happy that baby has decided to stay put for the time being. It’s Adriana’s 2nd birthday today (yep, this mama totally cried), and I’m just hoping baby continues to enjoy life on the inside for a bit longer! I’m starting to really wonder, though; this morning on […]

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38 Weeks (Pregnancy #2)

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I’m seriously trying to wrap my mind around how close I am to meeting this little one, but it almost doesn’t feel real? Or maybe that’s just a little thing called denial! One thing is for sure, we’re so excited to meet this new addition to our family.  How I’m feeling: I feel a bit […]

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//Birth Story//

Adriana’s Birth Story

Welcome home Adriana!

 

//My Favourite Baby Products//

Part 1

Part 2 (coming soon)

 

 //Exercise//

My prenatal workouts

 

//Nutrition//

My Prenatal and Postpartum Supplements

A Sample High Protein Vegan Menu

My Vegan Baby Shower Menu

 

//The Nursery//

Nursery Before Pictures

Adriana’s Nursery Tour

 

//Life With A Baby: Week by week//

My diary/journal of being a new mom and raising a baby girl

Weeks 22-23 (going through a rough patch, rolling in the crib, and a mommy milestone)

Week 21 (is the 4-month sleep regression finally over?)

Weeks 19-20  (how we transitioned to the crib, a breastfeeding pillow review, etc)

Week 18 (a letter to my daughter)

Week 17 (the 4-month sleep regression, the shift from napping “anywhere” to only napping in her bassinet/crib)

Week 16 (implementing a consistent bedtime routine, 1 year ago today I found out I was pregnant, rolling over)

Week 15 (squirming, grasping, going through so many changes!)

Week 14 (Adriana’s first Christmas!)

Week 13 (our solution to diaper rash, refusing the bottle, and laughing)

Week 12 (a funny story about nipple shields, nap talk, birth announcements)

Weeks 10-11 (finding a balance with our relationship, my labour music story)

Weeks 8-9 (breastfeeding FINALLY gets better!!!!)

Weeks 6-7 (The magical 6 weeks postpartum – were people right?)

Weeks 3-5 (major struggles with breastfeeding, The Newman Clinic, tongue ties, and more)

Weeks 1-2 (my recap of the first week of parenthood)

 

//Pregnancy//

Week by week I show you baby bump pictures and talk about all things pregnancy!

The First Trimester

Weeks 18-19

20 weeks

21 weeks

22 weeks

23 weeks

24 weeks

25 weeks

26 weeks

27 weeks

28 weeks

29 weeks

30 weeks

31 weeks

32 weeks

33 weeks

34 weeks

35 weeks

36 weeks

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38 weeks

39 weeks

 

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1 Therese September 9, 2016

Hi Angela, I received the new book yesterday. I love the flaps on the front and back covers – these are such a plus – no more dog-earing pages. How are you dealing with your home renovation in terms of keeping the dust and debris out of the rest of the house? I’m big on indoor air quality and planning a reno – I almost don’t want to do the reno so that I can avoid the dust and stress that comes with it. Congrats on all the big and wonderful changes!!

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2 Angela Liddon September 11, 2016

Hey Therese,
Aww thanks for the book love! I hope you enjoy the recipes. :)
Great question about the reno containment. It’s always been one of my main concerns (air quality/dust/etc) during a reno…the thought of all that dust and stuff freaks me out a little. We’ve now been through almost 3 major renovations and we’ve learned a few things along the way. The great thing about the basement reno is that it’s contained downstairs and we keep the door closed. If it was going to be an extra dusty day (such as sanding the drywall), we would turn off the furnace to avoid it circulating in the house. It made for some sticky days, but we figured it was better than having it pump through the house. Eric has also been great about vacuuming down there with his shop vac a couple times a week. If they were doing anything with a smell (which thankfully has been infrequent), we would open the windows and set up a couple big industrial fans to clear out the air. We put down dropcloths on the floors from the entry way to the basement to protect the floors, and they’re shaken out each day. Another thing we do is ask the workers to make as many cuts outside as possible. So tile cutting is done outside, but they still do a lot of cutting in the basement for things like drywall and door framing because it would probably double the time if they had to walk upstairs and outside for each cut. It’s give and take. :)

For the master bathroom, we took apart all of our bedroom furniture and wrapped it up. The mattress is also in a sealed mattress bag. And as I mentioned in the post, our master closet is also sealed off too. During the demo, Eric also put up a plastic drop sheet to seal off the area.

I’ve found the main thing is vacuuming a lot on the main floor. The dust has been pretty bad lately, so we just try to vacuum as much as we can at night and stay on top of it.

I also brought in a few new house plants that are supposed to contribute to cleaner air. :) Any little bit helps! I’ve actually been more relaxed with this reno than the last one…I think because the last one was our kitchen it felt a bit more disruptive (since I like, live in there, haha). I hope this helps and goodluck if you embark on your own reno!

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3 anne September 10, 2016

I’m changing my guess to another girl, surely you would have bought more for a different gender by now! Glad all looks well, looking forward to the big reveal! And so many congratulations on the book release! So amazing

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4 Angela Liddon September 11, 2016

haha interesting! ;)
Thanks for your congrats too!

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5 Tiffany27 September 10, 2016

I love how chill you are right now (or at least you seem to be). What will be is what will be. Baby OSG 2 will have lots of love and that’s all that matters. Holy crappie though you will have another baby in 16 days!!! Big congrats to you and your family.

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6 Angela Liddon September 11, 2016

I have my days, trust me! ;) Thanks for your congrats Tiffany!

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7 AGS September 11, 2016

I am not anywhere near pregnant, and for some reason still enjoy reading these. I’m so very happy to hear you have made it to full term, and this time seems like you had less discomfort than last go around. I can only imagine some of the stress and frustration with the renovation at this stage in the pregnancy. I think making peace with this project is great practice for what life will be like with 2 little ones. Bravo. The older I get the more practice I get. . . and the happier I am. You look fantastic, by the way!

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8 Jac Hives September 11, 2016

You look amazing!!!

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9 Erika September 12, 2016

Can you share your pumpkin protein smoothie recipe? (or share where to find!) Thank you!

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10 carri z. September 12, 2016

hilarious about the second child.
i did prenatal yoga for my second
with a bunch of first time moms
who would talk a LOT
about
all of their nursery prep/
themes –
and my update was something like
“we put a crib in the guest room of squalor
and will pick up some diapers
on the way home from the hospital.”
BOOM>

5 months later – we are stil
nailing it, and our second
daughter is the
happiest ever.

also – if you have a name, fabulous –
but don’t stress. you can always
change it up like we did.
uhh..BHAHAHAHAaa…
https://www.buzzfeed.com/stephaniemcneal/these-parents-changed-their-daughters-name-when-she-was-3-mo?utm_term=.irVKdX1ZJ#.udo0DvKjz

sending you tons
of full term love.
SO EXCITED!
and when you see your
two together…
BEYOND MAGIC.

xxx

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11 Kristi September 12, 2016

So exciting! Wishing you the absolute best!

This may sound ridiculous, but I really wanted a natural childbirth for my second. I read several birth stories, including yours, and they just all encouraged me that it was possible.

And it was! My second was born faster and easier than my first (although definitely more painful without an epidural ;)).

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12 Nell September 13, 2016

I’m loving this blog! It brings back memories. I’ve sent the link to my cousin who is expecting. She’s a few weeks behind you so you’ll probably freak her out a little, especially when she reads the symptoms :D

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13 Barbara Beebe September 13, 2016

Hi Angela!
I just got the new cookbook this week and have already made the Mac and Peas with the fantastic cheese sauce! This is a great recipe! So easy and so, so tasty. I’m anxious to try more recipes in this book. I have the other cookbook and use it often. My two oldest daughters and I frequently text back and forth a recipe we want to try. Just this morning one daughter sent me the link to the Chocolate Chia Pudding! Now I want to make that. Have a fabulous day!
Barb

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14 Liz September 13, 2016

I’m so excited for you and baby #2! I’m due with baby 2 in 3 days and convinced I’ll be pregnant forever. Thank you so much for your recipes, online and in the cookbooks… I’ve been super picky and nauseous too, and I’ve been making (and eating!!) at least one of your recipes almost every day. Your portobello burgers with kale-hemp pesto saved me from indulging in greasy fast-food cravings!!!
Also, I think you just inspired me to start packing my hospital bag….

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15 Vanessa September 15, 2016

After reading all of these posts I’m putting a guess in for gender as boy. You keep using phrase of “boy, ___” and I feel like it’s a hint you’re dropping under our noses. If it is a boy, I’m biased as a mama of a little boy, you’re in for a sweet treat of the love of a mama’s boy :) either way congratulations and good luck when it’s go time!

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16 Stella @ Stellicious Life September 16, 2016

Love your baby updates! :-)

I would also love if you could share your pumpkin protein smoothie recipe, as soon as the weather starts to chill I’ll buy up all the pumpkin and squash I can find at the market ;-)

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