I stood in the dark house in the early part of the night swaying back and forth and intermittently bouncing and patting. "Shhh, shhh " I whispered "it's okay" But it didn't feel okay. Today was anything but okay. I'm holding back tears as I comfort my baby in the dark of the house, fearful he would wake up the toddler and what that could lead to. I begged my baby to relax his tense body. I wondered what was wrong and why he was so unsettled.
Texas summer is no joke. We spend most of the time in reverse hibernation with the blinds closed and the curtains drawn. When we do get out we are starting to find ourselves poolside. In addition to our sunscreen from back home, our big floppy hat, our caters swim top and our swim diaper from… Continue reading Summer Poolside with SwimZip Sunnies (Initial Review)
I don't know why I'm always so intimidated to wrap in public. But I am and always default to a buckle carrier or ring sling. It could be worry that I'll do a bad wrap job, could be worry about wrapping in the parking lot, could be worry that he'll freak and need down faster… Continue reading Rucking in Public.
You guys! I am super excited to have recently been invited to be a part of the Soul ambassador program!
Because grocery shopping at 11pm, after getting the baby back to sleep is far more convenient than I ever imagined it could be.
I've given in. There's no denying it now, I've officially tumbled into 'mommy blogging' territory. Instead of fighting it because of all the negativity and condescension that seems to come with that label, it is time to embrace.
Finding balance, juggling a new life, trying to find my way; these are all ways I could describe what really is just 'trying to find what works'. I often tell people I am hodge-podging together an income but in reality it feels a little more like throwing spaghetti at the wall and waiting to see what sticks.
I've never been so worried about messing up a project as I was with this one. But guess what? It turned out okay! So honored to do this custom painting for my friend and her son Bruno. Big brother and Dad also got in on the design which makes this extra special. With just one night to… Continue reading Bruno’s Helmet
Rucksacks and back naps! As some of you know I've gotten hooked into an amazing local babywearing community since the middle of my pregnancy. Not only are these folks super supportive and fast becoming friends but I am learning so much about wrapping, carrying, and all the benefits that go with. Right now I'm focused on learning how to back carry. Today I tried a new finish and for the last two days simply having Trent on my back has equalled pretty decent naps. My kid, the sleepless wonder for the first three and a half to four months (night or day), is napping.
It's true, this past weekend we were 'those people' on your airplane. In the past, as a childless couple we would often hope our flights were baby free. We found it comical the amount of times we were sat beside a table full of rambunctious kiddos in restaurants when all we wanted was a quiet night… Continue reading Baby in Flight