Baby Gear

7 Things to Add to Your Baby Registry

When I got pregnant I was SO EXCITED to register for all of the cute baby things. My husband and I literally had the best time doing this. Sometimes in the middle of the fun you forget to register for what you really may need. Today, I am sharing some things that I am so happy to have registered for.

What are some of your favorite registry items?

 

 

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WubbaNub: This is something that I am sure most people register for. We have four of them. Lexi isn’t good at holding in a pacifier and the weight of the animal on the end really helps her keep them in.

Dr. Brown’s Bottles: Due to Lexi’s weak muscle tone and her being G-Tube fed, we found these bottles are great for her to practice sucking on. They make a preemie nipple that really helps.

Halo Sleepsack: This is such a great thing to have. It is easy to keep your baby feeling warm and snuggly without having to worry about loose crib sheets. Also, the fact that it zips up and down.

Boppy Newborn Lounger: We love this! It is so lightweight and a wonderful thing to use for tummy time.

Oxo Tot Wipes Dispenser with Diaper Pouch: This is such an incredible item. If I have somewhere quick to go to I will grab this and out the door we are.

Halo Bassinet: This is amazing so it definitely is a must have. I love how it vibrates and plays music to put your infant to sleep. My little girl loves it and instantly calms her down, well for the most part anyway.

Dekor Plus Hands-Free Diaper Pail: The fact that this is hands free is the best. Nice, fast, and easy.

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Home · Me

29 Things

I turned 29 yesterday so I thought I would share 29 things about me that you don’t know!

 

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I am TERRIBLE at math.

I absolutely despise everything Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.

I have five tattoos and do want more.

Touch is my love language.

I am a very introverted person, which always surprises people.

I do love meeting new people though.

I love shopping alone so I don’t have to be rushed.

I Love Lucy is my favorite show.

I am currently binge watching Saving Hope and Degrassi: The Next Generation.

My finger nails are ALWAYS painted.

I could eat sushi everyday if mercury poisoning wasn’t an issue.

I do love myself sweet and sour chicken if I can’t have sushi.

I have a huge obsession with meat and three dishes.

I have three different email accounts on my phone.

I don’t like to cook and don’t have the desire to learn to be better at it.

I do know how to bake some amazing brownies.

I drink hot coffee during the Summer.

My husband and I have been together for almost nine years.

We met when we were kids and yes I thought he was cute back then.

Being a mom is my favorite thing.

My baby is a Special Needs child and I am determined to give her the best life.

I love to sing the car and sometimes I do get stares at red lights.

I live in the same town that I grew up in.

Santorini is my favorite travel destination.

I am not good at sports at all.

I can see the lake from my kitchen table and I love that.

Laundry is something I always dread doing.

Most girls prefer heels, but I prefer flats.

I purchased my first designer bag in high school ( Dooney and Burke ).

I am spending my Birthday with my family and I am very thankful for them.

 

Motherhood

10 Mom Truths

Being a mom is the best thing ever! I absolutely love it. I do have to admit that I have done things I said I never would do and haven’t done things I said that I would do. So much changes when becoming a mom. I never knew how different things would be, so I wanted to share 10 things that I have come to find that are differently true.

Can any of you relate to these?

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You will Google just about everything and yes you will freak out.

You will feel a love like no other.

Your baby’s touch will melt your heart.

You will ask the pediatrician a million questions.

You will wonder if what they do is “normal”.

Finding time for yourself will become harder.

You will understand why your friends with kids would bail on you.

You are no longer grossed out by boogers or poop.

You will be EMOTIONAL about the little things.

The house will always be cluttered with toys.

Baby Gear · Motherhood

New Mom Gifts

When becoming a new mom everything can become a little overwhelming. You make sure you are feeding the baby on time, that the baby gets enough sleep, and that you have all the baby gear that you need. As a new mom there are some items that I am so happy to have had and if you are shopping for a new mom then today’s blog post is a perfect read. Below are the top 4 items that I recommend that you purchase for a new mommy:

 

 

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Dr. Brown’s 3-Pack Bottles | Lillebaby All Seasons Baby Carrier | Aden + Anais Silky Pack of 3 Swaddeling Cloths | Boppy Lounger

Motherhood

New Mommy Apps

I was talking to a friend earlier this week about mommy apps and I knew that this would also be a great blog post. I am so glad we had this conversation because I am excited to share these 4 great apps with you all.

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White Noise Lite: We do have a sound machine for Lexi in her nursery, but when we are out and about and she gets fussy this is a go to.

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Moms on Call Scheduler: If you like to have a schedule and be organized then this is for you.

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Baby Sparks: This app is great for development activities and milestones for infants from a newborn to a 2 year old.

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Baby Sticker: If you need to edit a photo of your little and decorate them this is perfect.

Family · Lexi · Motherhood

3 Benefits of Reading to Your Baby

I absolutely love reading to Lexi. I have been reading to her when she was still in the womb. Some people think that they do not comprehend  what you are reading   at such a young age, but they sense your tone,  mood, and get to hear their mommy and daddy’s voice. There are many benefits to reading to your little one and I would love to share those with you.

  1. Bonding Time: It’s an activity that turns into a special time with your little. The baby is exposed to the sound of your voice and of course that is soothing for them.
  2. Emotions Come into Play: Your baby is exposed to feelings through the different sounds you use when reading. Every parent does a voice for a specific character at times and they detect that. Also, when you describe the book to them they hear the emotion you are using to describe it to them.
  3. Showing Them Reading is Fun: Making it a part of your daily routine can teach them that reading can be something that they enjoy. That will help them not dread it when they start school.

Here are a few books we LOVE to read to Lexi:

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom | The Poky Little Puppy | Madeline | Daddy Hugs

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Photo by: Hannah Decossas Photography

Fashion

Mom Approved Jeans

Today’s post is one that I hope all mommas get something from. We all know once you have a baby there is sometimes a few extra rolls on your stomach and I know I had a few ( slowly working on getting rid of mine ). So today I wanted to share some fashionable high-waisted jeans. I know that I had to order a few of them after the baby was born and I love them! Do any of you mommas out there recommend a pair that you love?

 

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Frame Denim | Current/Elliot Slouchy Cropped Jeans |Levi’s Cropped Jeans | Good American Jeans | Frame Fringe Denim | Levi’s Distressed Denim | Frame Skinny Jeans