Our New Newborn Favorites: 4moms Tub

March 21, 2017

When we found out we were having another girl, Sasha was so relieved because “we don’t have to buy anything!” Well, it turns out that some pretty cool new baby products have hit the market in the past 2.5 – 3 years, and obviously I wanted to try them out! Ha. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to review some of these items, like the 4moms infant tub, the Owlet monitor, the Dock-a-Tot, and a couple other products. For other products I think are essential for newborns, you can check out my registry guide here. read more

Week in Review

March 20, 2017

Woo hoo, Spring Break is finally over. Can I get an amen from all the moms with toddlers in day care/Mother’s Day Out programs (potentially all moms?)?! Ha. As much as I love my sweet 2.5 year old, I greatly value the 5 hours I have three days a week to get errands and work done. I imagine when the girls get older, we’ll look forward to Spring Break, as we’ll (hopefully!) take exciting trips together and celebrate the break from school. One day…

We actually did take a quick trip to Austin at the end of the week (Thursday through Saturday) to see my best friend of 29 years who was visiting from Scotland. I hadn’t met Alisdair’s daughter, Olivia, who is now one and have been dying to do so. We spent the day together on Friday, then we had dinner with our close friends, Patrick and Betsy, at Fresa’s on South First (delicious and perfect for kids too!). On Saturday, we ate at Kerbey Lane with Alisdair (a tradition!), then walk around downtown before grabbing lunch on-the-go and driving back to Houston. It was a really fun, but way too short, visit. 

Other highlights from the week included seeing Destiny for blog photos on Monday before she headed to Vegas and going to Montgomery on Tuesday for some fun photos of me the girls with Courtney. We also celebrated Ivana and Bob moving into the house for a few weeks while their new house gets renovated. The week truly flew by, and I’m hoping this upcoming one is more productive (work-wise at least!).

Praying you have a wonderful Monday! xo

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Ivana’s Baby Shower

March 14, 2017

On Saturday, we celebrated my sister-in-law and her little baby girl, Milly Rose, who is due to arrive mid-April. After bugging Ivana and Bob for months and months, they finally confirmed a name just two weeks prior to the shower, so we were in a mad dash to get at least one thing personalized for the shower. Monica of Paper Flour Ink laser cut that sweet girl’s name out of wood and we hung it on the backdrop – I think it was the perfect monogrammed touch. We held the shower at The Grove (in the Green Room, for anyone considering it as a venue option!) – the food was seriously delicious! It’s one of my favorite restaurants in the city.  read more

Week in Review

March 13, 2017

Happy Monday! Can you believe Spring Break is here? Okay, me neither. However, somehow Daylight Savings made it feel more summery, with the day being brighter just an hour longer. Although I’m not a huge fan of losing an hour of sleep, I do love having the sunset later! Plus, Emi, Isla and I all slept until 9am on Sunday, so I have nothing to complain about!

The past week was so rainy! We had pictures planned that got rained out, and photos with Destiny that were rescheduled. We ended up meeting on Wednesday, and I loved getting to catch up intermittently between snaps. Sweet Tatum slept the whole time, while Emi squawked until she fell fast asleep. I spent the latter part of the week preparing for Ivana’s baby shower (post to come tomorrow!), which was on Saturday at The Grove in Discovery Green. Meredith helped me to prep for it on Friday, which I was so grateful for. Her floral skills are the best!

We’re heading to Austin this weekend, and I cannot wait to catch up with some of my favorite people! I hope you have a wonderful week! xo

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Week in Review

March 6, 2017

Rain, rain, go away! It has been very damp in Houston the last few days, and I’m ready for some sunshine. The benefit of all the rain is definitely that flowers are blooming all around us, and it definitely is feeling more and more like spring – my favorite season of the year! I cannot believe that it’s March already! People keep talking about Spring Break, and although this holiday means nothing to us just yet, I can’t believe it’s right around the corner. 

Every Sunday, I am faced with the realization that my brain is currently working at 10% capacity, because I used to sit down and, in reflecting over the week’s highlights, say, “Oh, lunch with so-and-so was lots of fun!” and “I loved getting ice cream with so-and-so!” but alas, I can no longer recall what I ate for dinner last night! Ha. Newborn brain.

I do know that we spent quality time with Emi and Isla’s grandmas, aunts and uncle this week – having pizza and movie night with Bob, taking them milk bath photos with Mimi, and Isla spending Sunday morning and afternoon with her Baba and Dida (Sasha’s stepdad). Sasha had to travel for work but came home on Wednesday, and we were so grateful for him being back! We made many, many trips to Starbucks last week!

I got cleared for working out at my 4 week postpartum appointment on Monday, but unfortunately, got hit with another bout of mastitis at the end of the week which wiped me out for the weekend. My milk ducts clearly clog very easily, as I’ve already had it with Emi and had it five times while nursing Isla! It’s not fun!

Below are some photos that I captured over the past seven days! Happy, happy Monday. xo

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