The best thing I ever did was buy a package from a local photographer to capture the first year of our baby. The package included my maternity session, a newborn session, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year sessions.
Over the weekend we cashed in our 3 month session at an apple orchard. I planned all of our outfits that would create the best fall look, I just never expected it to be 70 degrees when we took the photos. We needed to look the part in the photos but in real time, we were suffering from heat exhaustion!
Nothing screams fall more than chambray shirts and boots! This is exactly what this Gen-Y mama was wearing and Princess C had her chambray shirt to match. The hubby wore a dark blue flannel (poor guy, he was the hottest out of all of us).
This week we celebrated the 5th birthday of our first born, AKA our Pit-Mix.
Each year I like to make sure he knows he has a day that is all about him. My husband blames me for the dog always trying to get into people's gifts because I've taught him the ward "present" but until Princess C was on the scene he was our baby boy.
Five years is a special milestone so to make the occasion and I decided to go a bit overboard (you can only imagine what my daughter is in store for) and throw him a themed party. Now what theme would work best for a 5 year old, boy, dog? PAW PATROL of course! Duh!
Well it is happening, Princess C is now three months old. I know they say it goes by quick but man time really has flown by so far.
Hard to believe that it has been three months since I've left the house (kidding, but not really). This past Friday I took the night off and went out with a friend of mine to a paint and sip (tea) event at a local tea shop. The theme of the night was Alice in Wonderland and we were going to "paint the roses red".
The night wasn't exactly "Mom's Gone Wild" but this was fun. It was only a few hours and we were less than an hour away. In hindsight I realize I took my car which has the base for the carseat so if there was an emergency I'm not sure where they were going or how they would have gotten there. But no need to dwell on that as nothing happened!
Let me first state that I am not, nor am I planning on becoming a seller of LulaRoe. This is an honest review from someone who has bought a few pieces after not being able to escape all of the hype (and Facebook group invites). LulaRoe is the latest craze in semi-affordable fashion. The marketing behind their products is genius. They only print each print about 1,000 times, so when you see one you like, buy it, because you may not see it again.
"It's not like the movies", "It's nothing like you've seen on TV". These were both things numerous people told me in regards to my water breaking. It would not be as eventful as they make it seem, it could even happen in my sleep! Being a first time mom I had no idea what to expect, maybe I should have read that book, whoops too late now!
There I was driving from work to the Apple Store to meet my husband to look at a potential "Push Present" for me when all of a sudden, something felt odd. No big deal, I just beeline it for the bathroom when I get there. Well then it happened again, and then again as I was talking to an Apple Genius. My water was breaking!!!
I think it is a safe bet that any stay at home mom has been to a "Mommy & Me" at least once. The time had come for me to see what it was all about. I found one at the local library that was for any baby from birth to one year, quite a large range but I thought, what the heck?
This morning though, I found myself to be extremely anxious as I was getting myself and "Princess C" ready. What should I wear? What would should she wear? What will these other moms think of me? Will they think I haven't lost the baby weight fast enough for having a 2 month old? Will they be more done up than me? Will I make a new best-mommy friend? So many questions!!
I was actually able to get a shower in this morning prior to leaving, put my hair up in a sock bun and put on my "5 minute mommy face". It was chilly in the morning but was set to get warmer so I grabbed a breathable sweater threw on flip flops to balance it out.