Now that we are out of the newborn stage and we have a mighty active 6 month old on our hands, I wanted to backtrack and talk about our newborn equipment must haves.
Guys, I have been finding myself in tears multiple times the past few days over Houston! It just breaks my heart that so many peoples lives are wrecked right now. It truly has made a pit in my stomach.
Let me throw something back for you.. .ten years ago if you would have asked me what I hoped my life looked like in ten years.. I probably would have said, standing in the kitchen that my husband and I live in, with a baby on my hip, in my barefeet. WHAT. Fastforward, ten years, here I am… While it mostly still looks different, it truly is a dream.
This weeks Friday Favorites may be one of my most favorite yet- childrens books!
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.
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.
Over joyed to announce the arrival of our son, Chester Lee Crane, born March 8th, 2017 at 5:04pm, weighing 7lb3ozs and measuring 20 1/4”. The last few days have been more than blissful and exhausting. We are looking forward to soaking in this time as a family before Chase heads back to work. We will share his birth story hopefully really soon, but first, putting pen to paper. Thank you so much for your well wishes + love!
I can’t believe how close we are to meeting our little guy. We are 38.5 weeks & my body is definitely telling us that we will be a family of four in no time. While we’ve been so busy catching up from the crazy past month, we have finally finished the nursery + packed our bags for the hospital.
A few weeks ago I posted to Instagram + added a little caption about how I had been working way harder to keep up with blog posts and partnerships. Literally within a few days, the unexpected happen and here we are a few weeks without any new posts.
Before we catch back up with the Nesting Series, home updates, and some new brands we’ve been loving, I wanted to share what we’ve been up to.
As we wrap up final details in the nursery + watch the space come together, I wanted to share where we got our inspo before doing a reveal.
I seriously can’t believe how quickly Christmas has come and gone this year. Actually, I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by! I guess this is a little glimpse into parenthood, if I’m taking advice from my mom. (Hey, mom!)
Thereâ€™s some peace of contentment that writing brings me. I donâ€™t know if itâ€™s the thought of putting a memory to paper and knowing you can cherish it forever or the thought of my future great great grandkids having pieces of me.
I think writing has been lost in the pastime. It breaks my heart knowing that most of my generations kids wonâ€™t have notes, journals, letters, etc. from there parents, grandparents, and great grandparents! Something so dear and meaningful.
Oh our sweet baby, how badly you were prayed for! Read more on that here. It was late June, a hot summer day. We were planning a weekend away in Colorado the following weekend and I was about to sign a lease on a studio. After your daddy and I talked and talked about the finances, the lifestyle change, and YOU-we made the decision,Â if we were still waiting for you, I would go ahead and sign a 6 month lease.