Spring Baby Clothes

When I first had Charlotte, I was just dressing her in pajamas instead of baby clothes because we were just staying at home and it was also a lot easier for diaper changes. Now that we are starting to get out of the house some (although I’m still very cautious with flu season), I’ve been dressing her up more! Dressing Charlotte is so much fun, and I love shopping online for cute and functional outfits for her. My favorite places to shop for clothes for Charlotte are Old Navy, Target, and Carter’s and my favorite place for her headbands is Nordstrom. I was recently looking around on Nordstrom’s website and thought I would share some clothes and accessories that I’m loving for her there:

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Top: Splendid cold shoulder set | Baby Bling headband | Tucker + Tate knit dress

Bottom: Nordstrom Baby knit dress | Tucker + Tate leggings | Chuck Taylor sneakers

 

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A couple weekends ago, the weather was glorious here in Raleigh so we went out to lunch at one of our favorite spots (Gonza) and ate outside! We went during Charlotte’s nap time so that she would sleep the whole time, and it really worked out perfectly (you can read about her schedule here). This is the outfit that I wore, and I picked up this blush colored top from The Flourish Market recently so that I would have something that fits now that I’m back at work and need to wear real clothes each day. I really love this top and the fact that it’s nursing friendly too! It pairs perfectly with this lightweight gray cardigan from J.Jill that is the perfect piece for Spring.

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c/o J.Jill cardigan | The Flourish Market top (use the code HEADTOTOECHIC for free shipping!) | Target mules | Distressed jeans (similar) | Diaper bag

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Tuesday’s Cravings: Pastels for Spring

Here are the items that I’m currently craving this week featuring pastels for Spring! I love Birkenstock sandals because of how comfortable they are, and I really love this rose gold pair! I have a tan pair already, but this color is so fun and I think that they would be worth the price tag. I’ve also had my eye on these BaubleBar earrings for a couple months now, and I really love this blush pair for a fun statement piece. Which is your favorite, and what are you currently craving?Tuesday's Cravings: Pastels for Spring-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Top: English Factory top | BaubleBar earrings | Re:named dress

Bottom: Birkenstock sandals | Vince Camuto pants | Cleobella clutch

Charlotte’s Schedule: 3 Months

 

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Charlotte is 3 months old which is a little hard to believe! When she was about 10 weeks old we decided that we were in desperate need of getting Charlotte on a routine. She was really fussy, refusing to nap, and it was also difficult for me to do things like shower and eat each day. Not to mention, my husband and I weren’t spending time alone which was challenging. I heard about The Baby Whisperer and her E.A.S.Y routine for babies (Eat, Activity, Sleep, You time). After some research I thought this routine sounded like it was just what we needed, and we are loving it so far (you can find the book here¬†that discusses the routine, and she also solves other problems through toddlerhood in this book)! I did make couple of changes to the routine that The Baby Whisperer sets in the book, and I’ve mentioned those changes below.

Here’s Charlotte’s current routine:

7:00 AM-Wake up for the day and feed

7:45 AM-Limited activity time (I usually spend this time just talking with her and singing upstairs)

8:15 AM-Nap

8:20 AM-You time!

10:00 AM-Feed

10:45 AM- Activity time

11:15 AM-Nap

11:20AM-You time!

1:00 PM-Feed

1:45 PM-Activity time

2:15 PM-Nap

2:20 PM-You time!

4:00 PM-Feed

4:45 PM-Activity time

5:15 PM-Cat nap

5:20 PM-You time!

6:00 PM-Cluster feed

7:00 PM-Bedtime routine including a second cluster feed (I switch things up a little bit here from The Baby Whisperer and I feed her again to top her off).

7:30 PM-Bedtime

7:40 PM-You time! This is when we start making dinner.

10:00-11:00 PM-Dream feed

3:30 AM-Feed (Her doctor still wants us to feed every 4-6 hours during the night so we have 1 feeding in the middle of the night)

 

A few things to note:

-The Baby Whisperer says not to change diapers in the middle of the night unless it’s a dirty diaper. I always change her diaper though because it’s the only way I can make her awake enough to eat.

-If Charlotte cries when we put her down for a nap or for the night, we use the shush and pat method and also the pick up put down method that The Baby Whisperer discusses in the book. She also loves for us to sing to her if she’s fussy when we put her down, and if all else fails I’ll put a pacifier in her mouth.

-All sleeping takes place upstairs in her bassinet (we will be transitioning into her crib soon) and she is always swaddled (these are our favorite swaddles).

-If she’s still asleep when it’s time for her to eat, I wake her up.

-If she wakes up earlier than she’s supposed to, I try to get her to go back to sleep using the methods I mentioned above. If she isn’t able to fall back to sleep though I’ll just shorten her next activity time.