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Being Pregnant in Germany: Anatomy and Pregnancy Terms auf Deutsch

As a pregnant woman living in a first world country, I’ve had many visits to the doctor thus far. Every four weeks, to be exact. I’ve been poked and prodded much like I would be in the U.S. except not only are all these prods, tests, and ultrasounds covered by public health insurance (to which I happily contribute from my paycheck), but much like most interactions in Germany, the pregnancy terms have mostly been auf Deutsch, or in German. This has given me the opportunity to learn some new German vocabulary […]

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How to Pack an “Oh Shit” Baby Kit for the Car

If you’re looking for a unique baby shower gift, or just prepping your life with a newborn, consider putting together a do-it-yourself Oh Shit Baby Kit for the car. These emergency supply bags can get tossed in the trunk – or left at grandma’s house – for those unforeseen vomit/poosplosion moments that take you by surprise when you’re out of the house with a baby. Supplies for an “Oh Shit!” Baby Kit: Bag: Something inexpensive and easy to toss in the trunk and forget about until the shit […]

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Preparing for a Second Baby

Preparing to bring a second baby home can be just as daunting as it was the first time around, but for totally different reasons. The moms who follow Pregnant Chicken are beautiful princess angels full of amazing tips and the most important reminder of all: You’ve totally got this. Tips for Preparing Your Older Kids For a New Baby Many of the pieces of advice moms had to share about preparing older kids were geared more towards toddler-aged siblings. For example: Bring out baby gear like a […]

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The Ultimate Hospital Bag Packing Checklist

Last updated April 2019 I remember being about 32 weeks pregnant and all the conversation at work switched from, “How ya feeling?” to “Is your hospital bag packed yet?”. You really don’t need much to have a baby. Got your vagina? Packed! However, if you’re having a hospital birth, there are a few things to make your stay a little more pleasant. Here’s the list I came up with to pack in your hospital bag, but feel free to let me know what you took, or are […]

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Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat Review

Note: the chest clip was adjusted after this picture was taken. 🙂 There are a ton of incredible car seats out there on the market, so companies are constantly being pushed to find ways to stand out. Britax is no different, and they’ve managed to combine a few key features to create a car seat that addresses a couple of common complaints. In the Dual Comfort series, the Marathon ClickTight Convertible car seat makes a name for itself by combining safety with comfort and easy installation. How […]

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