Tuesday, December 3, 2019

taking control

Oh my gosh someone tell me how this cutie is over 10 months already?! HOW is that even possible. As Fall turns to Winter the end of the year approached which means Lyla has almost completed her 12 months on earth. My sweet baby girl, I feel like you were just born yesterday. Lots has changed since she entered the world! Lots has changed with our family, lots has changed for me a woman, and lots has changed in our marriage. Having a baby is a HUGE adjustment, postpartum is something that has been discussed a lot lately and I for one am happy for that. There is so much that is still not talked about, so we as women receive a big shock at just what will happen to our bodies. I wrote an instagram post the other on postpartum hair loss, and today I am talking about being a woman and dealing with postpartum and intimate times in the bedroom!
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Fall Front Porch - Year three

Happy October, well I guess there is only one day left in the month so this post is a all time late BUT Fall is not over just because October is. We still have November, and if you are in the US thanksgiving has yet to happen so definitely keep those pumpkins out! Here in Canada we are approaching the end of my favorite season, the leaves have almost all left the trees & as I look ahead in the forecast I see those little snowflake emoji's which means..... winter. We are not there yet so I am going to share my front porch, year THREE! If you missed the past two years you can see those posts here & here
Sunday, September 22, 2019

homemade baby puree

Baby Food. A word that literally has so many definitions AND so many opinions. I think any mama out there feels the same or has the a bit of the same anxiety when people ask 
"oh, your baby is eating solids what are you feeding her?"

Lyla had her two bottom teeth come in just before turning five months. At that time our Doctor had cleared her for solids which was so exciting! We tried a few different feeding "practices" but after some time we decided that best for Lyla and us as a family would be baby purees as well as little pieces of what we eat as well. Lyla is a reflux baby, if you follow on instagram or have read on the blog before you will know we struggled big time for the fist six month of her life trying to keep anything in her tummy. At her six month appointment our doctors prescribed Lyla ranitidine which she currently takes twice a day. She also takes baby probiotics every morning which she has done since she was just a couple weeks old. These two factors also had an impact on choosing purees for Lyla. She gets her reflux medicine and probiotics in her morning puree and her reflux medicine again in her dinner puree. 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

girls playroom

This past summer we have been hard at work on a very special project for the house. As Lyla has become older she has needed her own space outside of our bedroom so we have moved her into Sofias bedroom and it has now become "the girls" room! I did an Instagram post with a few photos of the room here  (I will have a full post up soon) and you can see what Sofias room looked like prior in the post I publish here. With their room being shared and both girls getting older we have SO MUCH STUFF! Insert our newest project, the basement play room. A safe place for both girls to enjoy playing, being creative, and spending lots of time together laughing and chatting to each other. And let me tell you, Lyla can chat!
Saturday, August 31, 2019

our breastfeeding journey

First off never in a million years did I think I would be writing a blog post about breasteeding. When thinking back to my first few years blogging things that were important to me then we handbags, Nordstrom's bp department and which shoes went with my outfit. Although those things are still very much important in my life recently nipple cream, pumping, and my never ending water bottle have taken over! 

Monday, August 12, 2019

family connection

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and TELUS and have received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

Each year goes by so quickly but this year I can literally see how fast time is flying when I look at this sweet beautiful baby of mine! Do you remember her newborn photos in this post? Or how about our maternity photos we took last winter? I feel like I was just stressing about those outfits yesterday (haha!). Lots has changed since Lyla has entered the world, specially when it comes to keeping in touch with family and sending lots of pictures and videos between everyone. These photos were taken a couple days before Lyla turned 6 months, obviously I need to document! How cute is my tiny little babe?
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

sister sister

Here is a little throw back post of you featuring some of the cutest photos of Lyla and Sofia that never got published! Take a look....

Can someone please tell me how my baby is three months old already?!  Time is flying by way too quickly which was such a big fear of mine before Lyla was born.  Her new faces she makes, her little  coos, she's grabbing things with her hands and she thinks the dogs are fascinating. She also loves sitting up and observing what is happening around her at all times. The over your shoulder hold is officially no longer! Everyone would tell me that each new stage of a baby's life is the best stage, and even though I am sad time is going by quickly I do love watching her evolve!

Besides time, another fear I have is that I wouldn't be prepared for all these different stages Lyla is going to be entering. The "new born" stage was amazing. The snuggles, the naps, the smells but I knew that wouldn't last forever and in the back of my mind I was constantly thinking, How will I know what to do when she enters the next stage? How will I be prepared? Will I have the right items I need? Will she like the toys and gear I have for her? All these questions would race through my mind constantly. With a little confidence and some help I know we can make it through all stages!