Swaddling – How to and Product Review

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I’ve started a new series on my Youtube channel called “Baby Basics”. I’ll be covering various topics of interest for the first year of our babies’ lives. The first video I filmed was about swaddling. I cover how to, what is it, when to and why do we swaddle. I also did a quick review on a few different swaddling products as well.

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A Shopping Review: Aritzia

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I made my first online purchase on aritzia.ca. I have been a regular customer at Aritzia in store for over a decade. I have watched them grow from a small obscure store at Yorkdale in Toronto (not sure where their first store was, but that was the first store I discovered), to this amazingly popular brand that has crossed borders. I made my purchase during their big Spring sale so all the items I purchased were on sale. I also combined my order with my sister so I could take advantage of the free shipping after $150. I am only going to include the items that I purchased for myself in this review.

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My Birth Story – Labour & Emergency C-Section Video

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It’s been about a hot minute since I’ve posted. I’ve been busy. Busy making a baby! We welcomed our son Lincoln to the world on February 5, 2015. I wanted to share my birth story with you. It’s an experience I’ll never forget but the details can get hazy over time. I wanted to write it all down while it was all fresh, but it seemed like such a long story. So I decided to record a video.

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Travels to Cuba : Havana, the capital city

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We recently went on our baby moon to Cuba. We did a one week trip splitting our time in half between the city, Havana and the beaches, Varadero. I was about 21 weeks (5 months) along in my pregnancy when we embarked on our trip. This is suggested as the golden period to travel so we took advantage of the small window where I was feeling my best and energetic to embark on one last hurrah as a married couple with no kids.

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