Although we haven’t mastered the art of packing for trips yet, we are still learning, I do feel like we have somewhat of a grasp on weekend packing. Whether we are running off to my in-laws or to the family farm, we try to be very light and organized, so we want to share some tips we have learned along the way.
This week has actually flown by! Cue all the dance parties, because everyone knows we love the weekends, I mean who doesn’t?Â We are a little sad because we were suppose to have family in town but we are going to make the best out of it + enjoy a ton of downtime (hopefully!)
Seriously, where do I even start? We have SO many things we want to share after our recent trip to Utah + Arizona, so bear with me on these longer posts. From how we packed with a newborn to all the best hikes. So we hope you stick with us here and enjoy all the stuff we are about to throw your way.
In honor of National Breastfeeding Week- I thought I could center this Friday around all of our favorite + must have nursing stuff.
I wish I could say that our journey with breastfeeding has been a breeze but we have had plenty of ups and downs. Although we seem to be on the rise now that he is 5 months, I take every feed as a blessing that my body is still allowing for me to nurture my baby. There are some things I have learned + also appreciate that have helped us along the way.
We have been on the go non-stop all of July. I can’t complain too much because it made time fly by and I am so ready for fall. The heat wave finally broke this past weekend and we found ourselves enjoying the cooler weather after bedtime on patios and by heading to a local peach farm on Sunday.
I am almost at a loss of words but yet have so much to say. It was important to me to take the time to write his birth story on paper before sharing it here. And while I kept it more raw + detailed over there, I still want to share the majority of his story here. So grab a cup of coffee (or wine) and read about the biggest miracle I’ve ever witnessed.
If there’s one thing that i’ve had a hard time with adjusting to being a mom, it’s definitely time. i’m non-stop worried about what time it is, how long has he went in between feedings, when was his last diaper change, has he been sleeping too long?
This was really odd for me in the beginning, i was keeping track with an app (which was great since i was nursing and wanted to keep track of his feedings) but after time, it was wearing me out and made me addicted to the time.
Before kids: “Oh, I’ll never be a cheesy mom. I’ll still keep things low key on decorating for holidays, I won’t spend a bunch of money on Easter baskets, AND I DEFINITELY will not have all those bright colors around my house for the holidays.”
After Chester: “I need to buy him this bunny, this book because, DUH he belongs here andddd it has a bunny on the front. Oh and that colorful banner, need that, yep”.
i am so incredibly excited to share this post!! Baby C’s nursery has been an act of labor & love and I will never be able to repay my husband for all the time he put into our home while we waited for our son.