And just like that, our little girl is one! This time one year ago I went in for pre-op testing for my scheduled c-section on December 14 (Charlotte was breech), and found out that I would be having her on December 13 instead. I remember feeling absolutely terrified, but I was so excited to meet our daughter and to become a Mama. After waiting around for countless hours, they wheeled me back into the delivery room and I immediately burst into tears. There were so many people in that delivery room and I was absolutely terrified to have surgery for the first time in my life. Not to mention, my husband wasn’t allowed in there at first. Once he came into the room though I immediately felt a sense of calm over me and felt so much better having him by my side. Just a short while after that we heard this loud cry, looked at each other, and knew that our lives had forever changed.
This past year has been full of sleepless nights, lots of tears, and also a lot of love and laughter. Now we are parents to a one year old! I’m thankful that these days we are getting a lot more sleep and life with her has become a little easier (for now I’m sure). Charlotte is crawling all over the place and has also taken a few steps which is exciting. She also has quite the sassy personality and loves to talk up a storm all day long. I can’t wait to see what the next year brings. Happy Birthday 1st Birthday, Charlotte!
This is the outfit that I wore on the second day of our trip to Winston-Salem (you can read more about our trip and enter the giveaway here)! I picked up this top at Old Navy recently and thought that it would be the perfect holiday plaid for visiting Winston-Salem during the holiday season. I paired it with these gray booties from Soft Comfort that I recently received and I absolutely love them! They are so comfortable, and they were great for a day of walking around and exploring the city. I’ve been wearing them a lot recently because I’m definitely all about comfort these days.
Old Navy plaid top | Old Navy jeggings | Tory Burch bag | Sheila Fajl earrings | c/o Soft Comfort booties
Photos by GloryRoze Photography
I last featured Bump Boxes here and here when I was pregnant, and today I’m excited to share their Bitsy Box and 4th Trimester Box! The Bitsy Box is catered to the age of the child and our box included a book and a couple of toys for Charlotte, and a calendar and natural deodorant for me. When it comes to giving a gift to a new Mom I think that people tend to just buy things that can be used for the baby, so I love that the Bitsy Box has a couple of things for the babe and a couple of things for the Mama so that everyone is included.
The 4th Trimester Box has a nail set, makeup bag, lotion, body and face mask, and hair ties. This box is full of so many goodies to take some time for some pampering and I can’t wait to use them all soon! It’s so important to practice self-care as a Mom and this is something that I’m trying to get better at doing. Both of these boxes would definitely be a great gift if you have a new Mom to buy for this holiday season.
c/o Bitsy Box | c/o 4th Trimester Box
Happy Friday! This is my favorite time of year, but man is this a busy month for us. We had Charlotte’s first birthday party last weekend (I’ll be sharing more about that soon), and then next weekend is Charlotte’s baptism and my sister’s wedding (finally!). After that, it’s onto the holidays! Today I thought it would be fun to share some recent updates and finds with you:
I’ve been trying out some new recipes in the crockpot to help save some time in the evenings, and we just tried out this recipe. It was so good, and I’ll definitely be adding it into our rotation!
I finally picked up Living Proof dry shampoo, and I’m not sure why it has taken me so long! It is officially my new go to dry shampoo to help save time in the mornings. I’m definitely all about saving time these days.
Charlotte turns one next week! Where has the time gone?! Although, I am glad that life with her is easier these days and we are getting more sleep. We got her this book for her birthday that we were able to personalize, so it will definitely be something to treasure for years to come.
I recently shared these Pottery Barn slippers in my gift guide on Tuesday here, and now I’m thinking I definitely need to purchase a pair for myself. They would be so cozy for around the house with this chilly weather we have been having! It is even supposed to snow this weekend which blows my mind.
I’ve teamed up with some ladies for a $100 Shopbop giveaway! Make sure you enter below using the Rafflecopter:
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