I’ve had a lot of good ideas in my life, but none of them top my latest idea. This idea is pure gold, ladies and gentlemen. I have decided to take my newborn baby’s monthly pictures… with donuts.
Think about it, there are twelve months in a year that you capture this little baby of yours, and there are twelve donuts in a dozen. I’m pretty sure whoever came up with the idea for the term “dozen” to mean twelve had this exact thought in mind.
Therefore, each month that my daughter hits a new month on the 28th, I will pose her newest monthly pic beside a donut, or two, or three, or eight… you get the picture.
The best part is that this new found prop is not only edible but delicious. And if mom is the one going to all this trouble to locate a donut(s), find a matching outfit and pose a newborn baby for the perfect shot, I think we all know who’s going to get to eat the donut, or two, or three, or eight each month.
I’ve never been so excited for a baby to turn one in my life.
Happy Tuesday, friends!
I forget how much I snack when I’m breastfeeding. It seems like I am always hungry (although, is that really any different from my normal behavior?)
Recently I found the perfect healthy snack to munch on during the day when I’m feeling slightly hungry, and it helps to boost my supply if I find it getting low later in the day. Milkful is a company that makes gourmet lactation oat bars for breastfeeding mama’s in need of boosting their milk supply.
These bars are dairy free, soy free, egg free and wheat free. Their three flavors are Chocolate Banana Nut, Blueberry Almond Coconut, and Maple Walnut. They are the perfect size for when you need that little extra snack during your day filled with feeding babies, changing diapers and rocking that newborn to sleep. Just eating one bar a day can help boost that milk supply.
If you’re a new mama, struggling to breastfeed or make enough milk, I would definitely recommend trying these awesome bars! Check out their website here.
Thank you to Milkful for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own!
Recently I found the cutest little Etsy shop called Lila & Lilly. She makes the cutest little accessories for babies. Her shop sells swaddle sets, bows, bow turbans, and more. I received a swaddle blanket and a bow turban for my newborn little girl, and I am already obsessed with both!
The poly-spandex fabric makes it so easy to swaddle and hold your baby. It is so lightweight and buttery soft that I don’t want to put her down when she is wearing it! I am so excited that it is so stretchy because we will be using this sweet turban for as long as we can.
Check out her Etsy shop as well as her Instagram account to find more of her adorable items. These would make a beautiful baby shower gift, or would be perfect for your own sweet newborn!
A huge thank you to Lila & Lilly for sponsoring this post and for having the most adorable baby accessories! All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I have a child who has pretty much always had a head in the 100th percentile. Big head means big brains, right? Well, I can tell you it also means it’s pretty much impossible to find things that fit that giant head of hers. I cannot tell you how many times I have purchased headbands for Margot and they simply don’t fit her big melon.
I am so excited to finally say that I have found the best headbands that fit my daughter’s head perfectly! Zelda Matilda headbands are not only the cutest colors, beautifully simple, but also have the best elastic band that fits around her head without being too tight.
Recently Margot received the Shabby Chiffon collection which includes 18 sweet and vibrant colors. They are so simple with small little flower rosettes. Margot has never been one to keep giant headbands on her head, so the fact that these just have one sweet little flower is the perfect accessory for her head.
Check out these sweet headbands on Amazon for only $12.99!
How sweet are these little suede moccasin boots from Gracious May? They are the perfect shoe for our two-year-old daughter, and I’ve never loved shoes for her more. The chestnut brown color is great for fall and matches so many of her outfits.
Not only are they simply adorable, but they fit her so perfectly. She normally is a size 6-7 for shoes, and these size 7’s fit her like a glove. These moccasins are so easy to get her feet into, and they zip up and stay up without her being able to kick them off.
They also offer four other colors that are equally as adorable, and I may have to splurge on another pair for Margot. Check out Gracious May’s website to find these sweet moccasins, as well as tons of other sweet children’s products all made in the USA.
Thank you to Gracious May for sponsoring today’s post. All content and opinions are that of my own!
Word to the wise for all you pregnant mothers out there reading this; sink baths will change your life.
The other day I realized two things. The first is that this little girl is two, and only has a limited number of sink baths left in her life. Soon enough she will not be able to fit in this sink and enjoy this cozy little kitchen environment for her baths.
The second thing I realized is that a bath in the kitchen sink is so much easier for this pregnant mama than a normal bath. I don’t have to awkwardly bend over while my ever-growing belly runs into the side of the tub. This has been so much easier on my back, and sometimes while she’s playing in there I can even get things done around the kitchen. That’s what I call a win-win.
Another win-win is Aveeno. We’ve been using Aveeno baby wash and shampoo, as well Aveeno baby daily moisture lotion and absolutely love it. The baby wash and shampoo blend natural oat extract into a rich lathering wash that cleans without drying. It’s so gentle on skin and hair and leaves a soft fresh baby smell that I simply cannot resist.
Aveeno’s baby lotion helps to soothe and protect my daughter’s delicate skin. It is naturally nourishing and the non-greasy formula absorbs quickly. It is hypoallergenic, fragrance-free and is so gentle for daily use. My daughter’s skin has never been smoother.
I know my daughter won’t stay little forever, so I am enjoying these beautiful moments while I still can.
Thank you to Aveeno for sponsoring today’s post and for always having the best, quality products for parents to use on their babies! All content and opinions are that of my own!
There is nothing cuter than handmade clothing on children. Growing up my grandmother always made handmade slippers and booties that my cousins and I had fun wearing when we got to her house. She made tons of different sizes and colors for us to choose from when we got there, and I always loved how warm and cozy my feet were. Well, that and sliding around the kitchen floor so well in them.
When I found this cute little Etsy shop, I was so excited to find something handmade for Baby #2. The shop These Boots Are Made For Crawling is the perfect handmade shop that makes the most adorable baby booties for tiny feet. She makes the sweetest designs and has styles for both genders. From animals like foxes, monkeys and elephants, to sports themed booties like footballs and baseballs every single bootie is made specifically for babies with love and care.
I was so happy to find the cutest little unicorn booties for our baby girl due in December. They have the sweetest little eyes, with a gold horn and beautiful rainbow fringe coming from the back. You can tell they were made with such care, and I cannot wait to see our little girl in these booties!
Check out These Boots Are Made For Crawling’s Etsy Shop to find the perfect little booties for your little one. They also would make an adorable shower gift!