Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pretty Things We Like + A Moment in Motherhood

A little list of pretty things we are loving lately.  

Our very favorite book right now.  It's so sweet and just feels so true to me and Ophelia- she is my little bunny.   

We've been livening up the January doldrums with pom poms all over the house.  

++++ And something I just want to remember.  
I was putting Ophelia to sleep last night, and we usually just lay in the dark room, listen to the fan, and nurse, and snuggle.  She had been quiet for awhile and I was starting to think about rolling away.  But then!  She had secretly found the little push light we keep in the bed, for lost pacis or other middle of the night emergencies, and put it under her chin like someone with a flashlight telling spooky stories.  She turned it on, and whispered "Hi".  We both could not stop laughing.   I love her, and that's the understatement of the year!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

My Baby Essentials

WHOA.  Here are all my baby favorites I used that amazingly crazy first year of my little Ophelia's life.  I will say that the only thing you really need are your boobs, some diapers, and somewhere for the bub to sleep- usually in the beginning the best spot is your chest. 

These sleepers are the way to go- they're the best.  The snap ones will make you insane in the middle of the night.  Here's the patterned sleeper, fleece sleeper

Toys! They don't need much, but these were some of our favorites.  Rainbow bell, circle, triangle, and baby gym.  

Swaddle blankets.  We weren't swaddlers, since we co sleep, but we used them for, uh, everything else.  Still use them!  These are the softest, and the imitators are not even close!

Knit bonnet- every little babe needs a bonnet!

The only pacis my baby would take.  Love them!

We use Honest diapers for her little behind.  

Babywearing is my number one tip for getting through the first year.  Babywearing is amazing.  This ring sling, and the Lillebaby are our favorites. 

Our favorite bibs.  They cover everything.  

My favorite bodysuits.  And these foldover leggings were the best fit for my long, skinny babe. 

Such a sweet little bear snow suit.  I can't wait to break ours out again.  Cozy bear snuggles!

Bath tub for the beginning, and a bath seat we still use now.  

Breast pump.  Sometimes this is covered by insurance (thank you Obama!) so check!  My little gal never took a bottle so I only pumped for comfort, and to donate milk but I still used this big guy. 

Bamboo earred bath towel.  There's nothing better than babes in bath towels with ears and this one is eco friendly bamboo. 

If there is one thing you learn from me, let it be this: white socks.  White socks only.  These ones stay on better than most. 

Bath products- for more on this, see this post.  Wash & diaper cream.  

We love our ear thermometer.  

Nose Frida and (not pictured) the Windi. Just trust me.  Gross, but life savers. 

Yay for babies! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Waterproof Boots for the Slosh

I am wearing these duck boots.  

One- such a good deal for Sorels //Two//Three- only $40!
Four- so cute, and don't look waterproof-y at all! //Five//Six- look so cozy!
Seven- $25! //Eight//Nine
Ten- my favorite// Eleven// Twelve

It's wet and sloshy out and we need shoes that won't make our feet all wet, but still look cute. Here's a good ol roundup of waterproof boots to keep us warm and dry.