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Mac’s Birth Story

March 25, 2013 duchessoffork 11

First of all, thank you all so much for the encouraging words about my struggles in this transitional stage. Going from one baby to two is no easy feat! I appreciate the prayers and kind words more than you know. Just like his big sister,  Mac’s birth story unfolded no …

Post-Baby Brain Dump

March 22, 2013 duchessoffork 14

1. Mac was a week old yesterday! It’s amazing how time flies when you’re not getting any sleep. 2. Things are crazy at home. Mac is nursing like a champ (which is amazing after my less than stellar experience with Julia). He eats every 2-3 hours so it really ties …

Guest Post: Life with Two Under Two

March 20, 2013 duchessoffork 10

Hi, I’m Colleen and I blog at Moments Pass Slow. I’m so excited to be here guest posting for Molly while she prepares to welcome her second baby into the world! I recently became a mother to my second baby in less than 18 months! My first, Lyle, was born in August …

Guest Post: Meal Planning with Louisiana Bride

March 18, 2013 duchessoffork 5

Hi! I’m Emily from Louisiana Bride and I am so happy to be here guesting posting at Duchess of Fork today. I just love Molly’s blog and her awesome recipes! A little about me: I started as a wedding blogger, but have over the years morphed into a food & lifestyle writ …

Welcome Baby Mac!

March 16, 2013 duchessoffork 18

On Thursday, March 14th, at 3:48 in the afternoon, we welcomed Thomas McConnell Carter into the world. Mac is 7 lbs 6 oz and 21.5 inches of pure baby boy sweetness. I’ll save his birth story for another day. I didn’t end up getting my VBAC, but we have a healthy b …

Bump Update: 39 Weeks {almost there!}

March 14, 2013 duchessoffork 6

***Warning: bare belly shots in the post!*** How far along? 39 weeks, 2 days Size of baby: Nearly 7.5 lbs and the size of a mini watermelon. Total weight gain: +33 pounds Gender: I still keep going back and forth. We’ll know soon enough. Movement: The baby is so cram …

as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be

March 12, 2013 duchessoffork 8

Sweet Julia, It’s hard to believe that any day now you’ll become a big sister. You’ll go from my one and only to one of two. I’ve known this would happen for nearly 10 months now, but it’s hitting me like a ton of bricks and it’s quite bitt …

Ella Madison Boutique Scarf Giveaway!

March 11, 2013 duchessoffork 3

Boy do I have a fun giveaway for you today. My dear friend Heather owns Ella Madison Boutique and is giving away a Coral Staircase Scarf to a lucky DOF reader. I’m in love with these colors for spring! I own two scarves from Ella Madison and wear them all the time. Seri …

Favorite Freezer Meals

March 7, 2013 duchessoffork 7

As I prepare for the arrival of Baby #2, I’m trying to get ahead of the game by stocking my freezer with easy meals. It requires a little bit of prep now, but I will be so thankful when I can pull a prepared dinner from the freezer in the coming months. Pasta and casser …

Crystal Faye Monogram Hat Giveaway!

March 5, 2013 duchessoffork 14

Over the last month, Crystal Faye has quickly become one of my favorite online boutiques for all things adorable. I’m still obsessing over my monogrammed water bottle, recipe binder, and Nina necklace (I wear it at least three times a week). And how perfect is my new ph …