SOLLY BABY WRAP
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Solly Baby Wrap in Navy Shibori Tie Dye / Free People Crochet Tunic / Hudson Jeans / Warby Parker Sunglasses

I’ve got to say, these Solly Baby Wraps are totally worth all the hype.  I’ve tried a handful of different baby carriers in the past, and these have proven to be my favorite, especially in this infant stage.  They are incredibly comfortable, the fabric is super soft, and they come is a variety of great (fashionable!) colors.  Over the last week Cru has had a lot of gas and reflux, which has turned him into quite the fussy baby.  It breaks my heart to see him so uncomfortable sometimes!  I’m working on changing up my diet to see if it will help, but for the time being, this carrier has been my life saver.  I use it when we go out, but even around the house as well.  I wrap him up tight to my chest and it instantly calms him down.  It allows me to have my two hands back, and it lulls him to sleep nearly every time.  I think he likes it as much as I do.

Rylee continues to impress me with her helpfulness and sweet disposition toward her brother.  I guess I am still waiting for that jealous streak to come, but I am crossing my fingers that we might be able to skip it all together.  I’ve heard that the three year age gap is a bit easier than the two….so I am sure having her a little older is making a difference!  Sure do love her.

And yes, it’s still sinking in that I have TWO kids! Oy!  Not sure where work fits into this picture yet, but I suppose I still have a few more weeks ;)


COVERALL
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Ace & Jig Indigo Coverall – Loneflag

Let’s just say I could wear this jumpsuit every day this season and not feel too bad about it.  Ace & Jig knows me well :)  It’s finally feeling a little like fall around here, which means I am bringing out the plaids and beanies.  It’s strange how excited I get for a change in season….and wardrobe!

A few days ago I got asked the question “what are you pursuing right now life?”  It’s a pretty loaded question, and I guess there could be a laundry list of things I want to get better at or chase after right now (one of them being a little more shut eye!)  but the one thing that stuck out in my mind was contentment.  Being ok with where I am at right now and living in the moment instead of always reaching for something greater.  I know that has it’s time and place, but with a 17 day old baby and another one running around my legs, it’s hard to get much accomplished at all other than keeping them fed and entertained! I’ve always put a lot of pressure on myself to “do it all”.  And while I learned this lesson when Rylee was born, I am learning again that the expectation I put on myself to “do everything, and do it well” is unrealistic and unattainable.  There is a season for everything.  And right now, my heart is invested in my family…my kids.  Usually when I think of the word “pursue” ,  I think of personal career dreams and accomplishments.  But more than any of that, right now I long to pursue ‘relationship’….with God, with my family, even quality time for myself…which somehow always ends up at the very end of the list. (and we all know that at the end of the day that “list” is never completed!)

The shift into fall is always an exciting and inspiring season for me.  I’ve already started planning some fun things we can do together as a family in the coming months!  Apple picking, the pumpkin patch, baking nights, holiday crafts, and road trips.  Sam and I have never been one of those spontaneous, on-the-fly couples…..nor have we ever been too good about scheduling in quality time together….so you can see how some of this gets pushed to the wayside and forgotten about! Life get’s busy, things get hectic and overwhelming, and insert more excuses here. Well, this year is going to be different.  I hope I don’t disappoint myself ;)


WAITING ON FALL
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Wearing: Ace & Jig Top and THVM denim via Loneflag / Maya ClogsSandgrens / Minnetonka Hat

Stroller: Stokke Xplory

Well, we are all melting here with this horrible heat wave going on right now.  This weather + no AC makes for one sweaty household.  Mid September and no sign of Fall at all.  I heard we are hitting records all around the county!  Blah.  I don’t think I’ve ever been more ready for sweaters and non-iced coffee drinks. This Ace & Jig blouse and THVM denim skinnies are great transitional pieces into the colder months ahead (hopefully coming sooner than later).    And I’m in love with my new Sandgrens clogs! I’ve been wanting a pair of Swedish clogs for a while now, and when I saw these, it was a done deal.  Classic, simple and versatile.

Over the last ten days since Cru’s arrival, we’ve mostly been cooped up at home….but we have made it out a few times and I’ve been able to try out my Stokke Xplory stroller.  So far, I’m absolutely in love with it.  Not just because I love what it looks like: clean, modern, with a beautiful melange charcoal fabric.  But also because of it’s features and functionality.  One of the things I love most is the elevated seat.  It allows you to be closer to baby, which helps them feel safe and secure.  The seat can easily be switched from facing outward, to facing inward (toward the parent).  I have it set up facing towards me with the seat in its fully reclined position.  The stroller comes with a padded infant insert as well, which is great for the first few months.  The handle bar can be adjusted to any height you want and the seat can be raised and lowered to your preference as well.  The Xplory was really easy to set up, and equally as simple to break down and put in my car.  Got to love a stroller that combines quality, style AND functionality!  I also got the riding board for Rylee to tag along….I can’t wait to try that out as well!


BIG SIS
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I snapped these photos on day two of having Cru home with us.  Rylee sure is enjoying her role as big sis.  Can’t wait to see these two grow up together. Oh my heart.  I love being a mama.

 


OUT AND ABOUT
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Kain top and thvm trousers via Loneflag // Cleobella fringe tote // Charlotte Stone copper slides (mint / papaya)

Yesterday we took Cru to his first doctors appointment and weight checkup.  He lost a few ounces, as expected, and ironically gained a couple inches (I think they must have measured wrong after delivery) haha.  This guy is long and lean, with the skinniest legs and tiniest butt you’ve ever seen.  Totally his father’s son.  Sorry Sam ;)  It felt good to get dressed and out of the house with my crew. Ahh, there are FOUR of us now!  I can already tell it is going to be an adjustment for me juggling these two, but I love them like crazy and am honestly looking forward to the journey.  I think at about this time 3 years ago when I was holding brand new Rylee in my arms, I was an emotional nutcase.  This time around seems strangely easy.  I might be retracting that statement in a few weeks…but I’ll ride it while it lasts!