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Hey there, Mama! I'm so excited to be chatting with you today about your pregnancy journey! First things first, a huge congratulations on carrying a precious life inside you. You're doing an incredible job, and it's important to take a moment to appreciate yourself and all that you're doing.

Now, I know that with all the information out there, it can be overwhelming to figure out what's best for you and your baby. But don't worry, I've got you covered! As someone who has worked with many pregnant mothers over the years, I've seen it all, and I'm here to offer you some personal insights and advice on essential self-care practices for expecting mothers.

So, let's talk about some of the things you can do to prioritize your well-being during pregnancy. First up: rest. Your body is working hard to grow a new life, and you need to give it enough time to recharge. I mean, let's be real - growing a human is exhausting! So, try to aim for at least 8 hours of sleep per night, and if you need to take naps during the day, go ahead and do so. Your body will thank you for it.

Next up: staying active. Now, I'm not talking about running a marathon here - I'm talking about safe and appropriate exercises like prenatal yoga, walking, and swimming. Exercise can help you feel better physically and mentally, so try to make it a regular part of your routine. Plus, it can reduce the risk of gestational diabetes and help you maintain a healthy weight. Talk about a win-win!

Of course, eating a healthy and balanced diet is crucial for you and your baby's health. I know it can be tempting to indulge in all those pregnancy cravings (hello, pickles, and ice cream!), but try to consume plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains, and avoid processed and junk food as much as possible. Your body and your baby will thank you for it.

And speaking of things your baby will thank you for - don't forget to take your prenatal vitamins! They're essential for your baby's development and can help prevent birth defects. Plus, they can give you an extra boost of energy during those tiring days.

Hydration is another essential aspect of your pregnancy. Drinking plenty of water can help keep you hydrated and flush toxins out of your body. Trust me, I learned the hard way during my first pregnancy - dehydration is no joke! So, make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Finally, managing stress is crucial during pregnancy. It can be a stressful time, but practicing relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, and mindfulness can help calm your mind and reduce stress levels. Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health during pregnancy.

So, there you have it - the ultimate guide to self-care during pregnancy! By implementing these practices, you'll not only feel better physically and emotionally, but you'll also be setting yourself up for a happy and healthy pregnancy. You've got this, Mama! Just remember to listen to your body, adjust as needed, and don't hesitate to reach out to your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns.

Please visit Wichita Doula a place you can seek professional labor support, postpartum support, belly casting, and placenta encapsulation for expectant parents in Wichita, Newton, Winfield, and other surrounding areas.

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Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Preparing for your newborn's photo session can seem overwhelming, but to help make your newborn's photo session a success, here are some tips I've learned over the past 25 years that will help you prepare like a pro.

Tip #1 - Timing is Everything

Schedule your session within the first two weeks after birth, if possible. During this time, newborns sleep frequently and are more flexible, making those curled up poses still comfortable for baby. The optimal age for a newborn session is between 6-14 days old. But don't worry if you can't make it during this window - we'll still capture stunning photos of your little one.

Tip #2 - Planning Around Your Baby's Schedule

Planning your session around your baby's schedule is crucial for a successful and stress-free experience. In addition to ensuring that your baby is well-fed, you can also try to keep them awake a little longer before the session by giving them a bath or letting them get some energy out by kick their legs and arms while laying on their back. This will help ensure a sleepy baby during the shoot. Keep reading to learn more about how to prepare for your newborn photography session and make the most of your baby's time in the studio.

Tip #3 - Dressing for Success

Choosing the right outfit for the car ride to your newborn session can help make the entire process easier and more enjoyable. Opt for clothing that is comfortable, easy to change, and doesn't go over your baby's head.

Tip #4 - Make it Personal

This blanket was made out of his late grandpa's shirt.

Bringing keepsakes to your newborn photography session can create unique and meaningful photographs that you will treasure for years to come. Consider bringing items that have been passed down, or anything else that has special meaning to your family. Be sure to send us a photo of anything you want to bring to incorporate into your session so that we can be already set up when you arrive.

Tip #5 - Embrace the Moment

Embrace the moment and savor every second of your newborn photography session. Your baby is a precious gift, and this is a chance to capture their beauty and essence in images that will last a lifetime. As a mother myself, I know how quickly time passes and how important it is to hold onto those special moments. So, take a deep breath, relax, and let yourself be fully present with your little one. This is an opportunity to bond and create memories that you'll cherish forever.

By following these tips, you'll be well-prepared for your newborn's photography session and ready to capture beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. Trust me, you'll be so glad you did.

If you're looking for some more helpful tips on parenting and family photography, be sure to check out our other blog posts.

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Updated: Mar 15, 2023

Kid friendly, guilt free, healthy, fun and refreshing for those hot summer days. We let the kiddos assemble their banana splits and they had a blast making them and even more fun eating them.


  • Watermelon

  • Bananas

  • Cherries

  • Blueberries

  • Nuts or Granola

  • Chia Seeds

  • Sprinkles

Fruit Dip

1 Block Cream Cheese - Softened

1 large or 2 small containers Marshmallow fluff

1tbl Vanilla

-Blend till smooth and creamy


  1. Use an Ice cream scoop to scoop Watermelon into balls - Refrigerate to chill

  2. Make the fruit dip in a mixer or blender - Refrigerate

  3. Slice bananas lengthwise


  1. 3 Watermelon balls in center of dish

  2. Slice of banana on each side

  3. Drizzle your fruit dip or honey across the top

  4. Add the fruit/nut toppings you like

  5. Top with a cherry

Enjoy with the kids.

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