• Lifestyle,  Motherhood

    Practicing Self-Care As A New Mom

    Hey mamas! Something I have come to learn as a new mama is that self-care is super important!  Especially in the early stages of parenthood.   Life with a newborn can be tough for us mamas (obviously dads aren’t excluded from this, newborn-hood is tough on them too!). Newborns need their mamas so much of the time.  They love your smell, your voice, they recognize your face. If you’re breastfeeding, they’re attached to you a TON and sometimes, mamas just have that magic touch that babies need. Of course that’s all totally normal and OK but that doesn’t mean we don’t sometimes deserve a break from it all. Personally, I…

  • Baby,  Mom + Baby

    Macie: One Month Update + Photos

    First of all…HOW is my baby one month old?! These past 4 weeks have been some of the best of my life.  Words cannot describe how much I love being a mama.  Macie is the best little baby and I just feel so blessed that she’s ours. Weight: When she was born, she weighed 7lbs 11oz. When we left the hospital, she was 7lbs 6oz. At her first appointment, at 3 days old she was 7lbs 8.5oz. At her two week appointment she was 8lbs 12oz (🙈 holy chunker!). She doesn’t officially get weighed again until her 2 month appointment in October but we did a crude weigh-in here at…

  • Mom + Baby,  Postpartum

    Postpartum Update: 1 Month

    Happy Saturday, friends! Since I’ve been talking quite a bit about Macie for a while over here (and pretty much everywhere else haha!), I figured Mama needed a turn for a little attention. Macie is almost one month old and so that means that I am almost one month postpartum. I had my first postpartum appointment yesterday and so I wanted to update you on how things went and where I’m at post-pregnancy! *Disclaimer:  This post contains some affiliate links.  I may earn a small commission for any products I mention.  However, I only refer products that I truly love.  All opinions are my own. I wanted to just start by…

  • Baby,  Mom + Baby

    Newborn Bedtime Routine – 1 Month Old

    Now that Macie is just about a month old (whattt? 😩), we’ve got a pretty good routine established with her bedtime. Something I really appreciate about my child is that (at least for now) she’s super predictable.  Typically, all babies have a fussy time and for Macie, that usually starts around 630pM.  Lately, we’ve been able to get her down to sleep before 9PM but other days she won’t really settle down until closer to 10PM.  However, she then sleeps for close to 8 hours so I can’t really complain 🤷🏼‍♀️ (trust me I know how stinking lucky I am that my 1 month old sleeps for 8 hours at…

  • Baby,  Mom + Baby

    Macie’s Birth Story

    So if you saw my post last month, introducing our sweet Macie Claire I mentioned that her birth story was coming soon.  Well, that’s what I’m bringing to you today! I will warn you that this is pretty lengthy.  I’m going to try and summarize it the best I can but…you’ve been warned. You may or may not know that my due date with little Miss Macie was August 6.  At my 36 week appointment, I was about 50% effaced and not yet 1cm.  I stayed that way until my appointment on August 7…the day after my due date.  At my 39 week appointment, when we found that things hadn’t changed…