Wednesday, April 30, 2014

oh and one more thing [help me find cameron diaz's necklace]

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
cameron diaz's necklace

ever since i saw the other woman with my mom and sister last week, i've been trying to figure out where i can find cameron diaz's gorgeous double strand gold ball chain necklace to no avail.

anyone know? help!

wear it wednesday [a touch of spring]



[h&m dress and belt, gap jacket, coconuts booties (old)]


don't freak out - this really is an outfit post!

we took my lily for her first big outing - to babies'r'us and followed by my parents' house for dinner. she did great [until she woke up screaming and i had to carry a crying baby out of the store, flashing the whole parking lot because it was quite windy, and then breast feed her in the car... which i'm sure was another show altogether since i haven't mastered the whole breastfeeding in public thing]!

and this is what i wore. [pay no mind to the white, white legs.]

pleated poppy
[linking up!]

Thursday, April 10, 2014

thursday threads [1 month update]

Thursday, April 10, 2014

so i'm not sure when this happened, but i have a 1 month old already [well technically she's 5 weeks today]!

i know i kind of went into hibernation here this past month, but i gotta tell you, c-section recovery plus a newborn is no joke. i'm so incredibly lucky to have such amazing friends and family [especially my wonderful husband] to help out. kudos, props, and much respect for single moms. seriously. 

but good news - i'm feeling much better these days! i've started walking beau after jason gets home from work, i've actually put on real clothes [like twice, but every little bit counts], and the other day i single-handedly walked beau and lily at the same time. without her screaming bloody murder. big win! 

with miss lily o being 1 month, i thought i'd fill you in on her stats, likes and dislikes:
  • at 1 month, the little lady weighs in at a whopping 9lbs 6oz [all that good boob milk]
  • likes: boobs, pooping, being clothed [that's my girl], baths, peeing on daddy, escaping the swaddle, making little goat noises [anyone else's baby do this? it's adorable], napping in someone's arms, grandma [my mom is an animal/baby whisperer], and her new pacifier
  • dislikes: car seats [although we're working on this], being swaddled, being naked

also, here are some products i've found helpful in this first month:
  • aiden & anais swaddles. we have like 15. they're so versatile. get them.
  • mam pacifier. i was super against "the paci" because i'm breastfeeding but after weeks of raw nipples [tmi?] and some sleepless nights, i happened to grab these during a target run and haven't looked back since.
  • pampers swaddlers. after a not-so-fun blow-out diaper with the huggies, we've decided that we're a pampers family. they're lovely.
  • pampers baby dry. she wakes up when wet/dirty. these keep her dry longer. thus, she sleeps more at night. everyone wins!
  • amazon prime. since i haven't been out with baby to an actual store yet, this is how i get my diapers delivered super quick. the ups/fedex guys basically stop at our house on the daily.
  • skip hop activity gym. she likes to hang out on her back and look at the dangly animals. and beau likes to take anything not secured as his own personal toy. [sorry little sheep].
  • old navy footie one-piece. this is basically what she wears at home. easy on, easy off. keeps her warm. and allllways on sale. they run big!
there's also a turtle that plays "you are my sunshine" that jason's mom got her. it's the little things.

i'll be getting my act together one of these days and actually getting dressed. in the meantime, find me [and lots-o-pictures of lily] on instagram: @natalie_hodak!