A Look Back At 2012: My Favorite Ramblings on BabbleCasi Densmore-Koon
I’ve had 287 posts here on Babble since my very first one. 304 days ago exactly I joined the Babble team. It has been just amazing. Words can’t describe how honored I was to be able to take this opportunity and write for Babble. It happened so quickly too! It has been so much fun to look back at all of my posts from the year. The ups and downs, the fun style posts, the pretty nurseries and, of course, my favorite pins. Through Instagram, my iPhone and Pinterest, it’s all documented. My many hospital stays, my frustration with a high-risk pregnancy, my favorite mom tips — it is all documented on this amazing modern parent website that warms my heart everyday. The many comments, the reader advice under posts – I am so grateful for it all.
One of my highlights of 2012 was taking this position with Babble. It’s been life-changing. I’ve met amazing people. I have the BEST co-workers. EVER. I’ve been able to vent and have people listen. I’ve cherished every single moment. I’ve written every post from my heart. I’ve loved every.single. minute. of my time here. And well, I can’t wait to see what 2013 will bring here at Babble. It’s always something amazing! That said, I thought it would be fun to take some time and go back over the year, highlighting some of my favorite posts.
Thank you — from the bottom of my heart, for always reading. Cheers to 2013!
It All Began… 1 of 21My very first post. Not only did I introduce myself, but I introduced my pregnancy. Quite the journey readers followed for 30 weeks.
See my first here
Getting To Know Me 2 of 21It was fun to put together a little post on what readers didn't know about me.
Read 125 Things You Don't Know About Me here
Nursery Fun 3 of 21My first nursery round-up showed off my favorite nurseries.
See 15 Oh-So-Fab Nurseries here
A Mom Post 4 of 21This was a post close to my heart; honest, heartwarming and some of my best tips as a mom.
Read 15 Things I Wish I Knew Before I had Children here
Close to My Heart 5 of 21Having a preemie, I took my experience and shared some tips. I got tons of feedback -- over 30 comments, both good and bad. But in the end, I think so many found this post very helpful.
Read Being Prepared For A Preemie: 13 Things I Wish I Would Have Known here
My Favorite Baby Boy Names 6 of 21Baby names! I've always had a ton that I've loved, so sharing the battle of the names and what was on our list was a fun post. I loved getting readers to interact and help us decide.
Read Battle of the Boys: 10 Names I Love and Why We Can't Decide here
Nursery Tips 7 of 21This was a Pinterest favorite and was featured on many other blogs too as a link fave. It was fun to round up tips on creating rooms in small spaces for babies.
Read What Happens When There Is No Room For A Nursery here
Trying to Find Faith 8 of 21I remember writing this like it was yesterday. It was on my Mom's birthday and I poured my heart out at the keyboard before going to bed. It was the start to a very difficult pregnancy.
Read Emotional 19 Week Update: Total Bed Rest, Scared for my Unborn, and Yet Another Problem here
Bedrest Begins 9 of 21June 28th. My complete bed rest truly begins. I document one of my many hospital stays during this pregnancy in a heartfelt post that reminds me to put on my big girl panties.
Read Update from My Hospital Bed: A Pictorial of My Week Saving My Unborn here
Life with Girls 10 of 21I loved writing this post. It reminds me why I love having 4 girls. A great round-up on my life and advice if you have little girls.
Read Raising a Daughter: 10 Things You Need to Know here
One of My Favorite Personal Posts 11 of 21A somewhat controversial post. I felt like other moms needed to hear that it was okay if you can't breastfeed. I received a ton of comments and it sparked quite the discussion with readers backing me up. It is one of my favorite personal posts to date.
Read I Never Breastfed and My Kids Are Fine: Why You Shouldn't Feel the Pressure here
We Made It 12 of 21Finally making viability and reaching 24 weeks was a huge goal in my pregnancy. I absolutely love these sono pics too! Some of the best.
Read 24 Week Update: 3D Sono and Yay Viability! here
Girl Name Round-Up 13 of 21I had so many baby girls names picked out. I couldn't keep them to myself. Even though I was having a boy, it was so much fun to share!
Read 16 Names On My List If I Was Having A Girl here
Nesting! 14 of 21Anyone who is nesting can relate to this post up. It was fun to share some of the projects I was working on.
Read 10 Things I'm Currently Doing Thanks to Nesting here
A Very Special Day 15 of 21I love love love this post. It was a peek into my very first maternity shoot, along with my very first family photos taken by my best friend. It was a special moment for us.
Read Documenting the Bump: 16 Photos From My Maternity Photoshoot here
Swoon Worthy Nurseries 16 of 21This was a very popular post. After all, who doesn't love looking at beautiful spaces!
Read 15 Nurseries to Swoon Over here
Good Mom Tips 17 of 21I like to try to write posts that I think will help fellow mommas, and this one of my favorites! It got picked up on Yahoo's Shine too.
Read 10 Tricks, Tips and Timesavers for Busy Working Mom here
Newborn Photoshoot 18 of 21This was my very first time experiencing a newborn photoshoot taken by a professional photographer. These photos are ones I will cherish forever.
Read 25 Beautiful Photos From A Timeless, Classic and Fun Newborn Photoshoot here
In Labor, Still Writing 19 of 21After a very long, high-risk pregnancy. This is a post I will never forget writing because -- I WAS IN LABOR! Thank the lord for finally giving me a healthy boy after THAT pregnancy.
Read Mommas Having A Baby Child, It's Go Time here
Meet Grayson 20 of 21I loved being able to share the first few days of Grayson's life with Babble readers.
Read Meet Grayson: A Slideshow of his First Few Days here
Being Grateful 21 of 21I just wrote this earlier today. Just a few things I am thankful for -- including you, my readers!
Read 6 Things I Am Grateful for in 2012 here