Tag: baby


The Value of Mom Friends

I didn’t get the concept of ‘mom friends’ until we started trying to have a baby. I joined the “You are having a baby due in December 2014” group immediately. We all obsessed about the same stuff and it felt like a pretty safe space to talk about all the things I really wanted to talk about but my husband was uninterested in. And then we lost our first baby. And the moms who had been there before guided me through my grief. Then I joined the “You are having a baby due......

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Baby Gear
Family, Reviews |
May 22, 2016

Baby Gear

I get totally overwhelmed when picking out baby gear. I have, on several occasions, been researching products and looking at different ones, gotten overwhelmed and bought whatever I had seen first. There are so many options out there! I do love my some BabyGuyNYC and Lucie’s List for recommendations (OMG I love BabyGuy boxes and he’s why we got the UppaBaby system) but it can all be SO overwhelming! One resource that I have found that I cannot live without is Diapers.com (and Soap.com). Seriously. It’s like Amazon but it’s baby focused......

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That Mommy Feeling
Family |
May 18, 2016

That Mommy Feeling

I happened to me the other day. I didn’t believe it would… or maybe I just wasn’t sure that it would… but oh boy did it happen to me. My labor was… not traumatic but challenging. I’ve felt like “I could do that better” and thought about our next child and my next pregnancy with an eye towards “it will be better.” But it was all very theoretical. I’m not pregnant (parents, you hear that? I’m not pregnant!) but we’ve talked about another child and I’ve thought about how the situation will......

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My Baby Is On The Verge Of Being A Toddler

How did this happen? I’m not entirely sure how to handle this transition… It feels like yesterday he was this tiny 5lb 15oz nugget. We struggled to nurse and sleep and well… function during the day. I struggled to recover and feel some sort of normal in my body. All four of us (mom, papa, nugget, and Soba) were trying to find our place and job in the family and some kind of routine for us.   And here we are today. With a babbler, a cruiser, an “I will get into......

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Please welcome David Moshe Haykin

It’s true! He’s here! David Moshe Haykin was born at 5:43am on 6/12/15. (I was always skeptical of how moms remembered the birth times of their babies… I am no longer. 5:43am will be burned into my mind forever now, in the best way possible.) I will write more about his birth and him but he had his bris today and I know people are anxious to know his name and the stories behind it. I will share pictures of him on this blog but they will be protected posts so contact......

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The birth of Baby Haykin

Wow. What an intense thing, to have a baby. Doesn’t that feel like an understatement? Not only the labor and trauma of birth but the first week of trying heal while trying to learn about this little creature you have created and brought into this world. It’s been a whole week since I had my son (MY SON!!!) and every time I sit down to write this, he wants to be held or fed or changed or loved and I want to oblige! 🙂 But here is the story of his birth: I......

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Full Term

Uh… can you believe it? I am considered full term. Meaning, if this guy decides to show up, barring any physical problems, he could come home with us and would be considered a totally normal, full term baby. WOW! That milestone is 37 weeks for those of you playing the home game. We hit 37 weeks last Thursday and are actually on our way to 38 now. I can’t actually believe it. Both Dan and I have been in a crazy rush to finish things before this guy gets here. Dan is......

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I am so excited. We got our maternity pictures from our very favorite photographers, Dox Photo. We hired them for our wedding because we LOVE their style and now we have done five (!!!) photoshoots with them. Our engagement, an impromptu photo shoot in our garden for the New York Times, our wedding, a family photoshoot when we got Soba, and now our maternity pictures. Every single time, they capture us and our family so perfectly. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Here are our maternity pictures!...

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35/35
Baby Haykin, Random, TheHaykins |
May 14, 2015

35/35

I can’t believe it! We made it to 35 weeks! This kiddo is nearly fully cooked. There is this funny milestone at 35 weeks. You are 35 weeks pregnant and have 35 days until your due date, so you are 35/35! All of these silly things that I am just so thrilled to be reaching. So where are we in our preparations? Well, we were taking it slow until a friend in our Jewish Baby University class delivered 6 weeks early… she was due the day after us!!!!! That put us in......

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Oh Baby!
Baby Haykin, Random, TheHaykins |
March 05, 2015

Oh Baby!

In the spirit of keeping our friends and family updated on baby news, I am going to cross post some of my blogs from my other site – Talia, She Wrote. You can find all baby related posts by using the ‘Baby Haykin’ category. And all big updates will be posted here –  thehaykins.com/baby...

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