Covered Goods Nursing Cover

When I found out I was pregnant with Indie there were a few things I knew I needed this time around. The main thing that I wanted to get was a Covered Goods multi-use nursing cover. The best thing about this cover is that it fully wraps around you and your baby while you breastfeed in public. (yesssss no more side boob sticking out!) The fabric that it’s made from is super lightweight and stretchy, but not see through at all. You can even wear it as a scarf when you aren’t nursing and then just slide it over your shoulder, pop the baby under, and your covered!

You can also use the Covered Goods cover to hide your baby from wind and cold while they are in the car seat, and hide them from all the people who think they have the right to touch your baby.
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If you love this cover as much as I do, or are looking for an awesome baby shower present you can get it here!

 

Gold Headband: Mighty Mocs Floral Blanket: Little Unicorn Official

This life

How did I ever get so lucky to live this life with such a special boy in it. I love these photos Greentee Photography took of us because it really shows how cuddly Hendrix is. I mean, don’t get me wrong he does have his crazy monkey moments and times where he doesn’t listen at all. But deep down he is so tender and loving, and it has been so fun to watch it come out.
If I ever hurt myself he comes up and says “sorry mommy!” and give me a kiss. If he sees a baby crying he will bring them a toy and give them a soother. It makes me so happy to call him my little boy.

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First Halloween

I took Hendrix to his first Halloween party with lots of his little friends! It was at a play place in Edmonton, which he is still too little to do lots of the activities there but it was still fun to get him dressed up! Naturally I used one of his plaid shirts and turned him into a lumberjack. I made an axe with a wood stick, some cardboard and tin foil. His beard was made with some left over fabric I had lying around the house.
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The things I have learned…

There are a few things that since I have had my baby I would do differently, or even change my thought process on.

1. Keep diapers on every floor of your house. We have some in his bedroom upstairs, in the living room on the main floor, and in the living room in the basement. It is so nice to not have to walk up three flights of stairs to change a dirty diaper, which happens ALL the time.

2. Your life will slow down a lot. When I first had him I was so used to being busy, working usually more than full-time hours, spending time with friends, and trying to get groceries/house work done. Since Hendrix my life has slowed down substantially, and at first it was hard for me being home so often. Every day I felt like I needed to do something or to go somewhere, but now I love those quiet moments or days that I get with Hendrix because I get to cherish every moment. It is so nice to be able to get everything around the house done, spend time with Hendrix and even see my friends.

3. Use baby carriers. I love using a wrap to carry Hendrix around in. He is so comfy and falls asleep on my chest so easily! We only really started using it lots over the past two months but if I where to do it all over again I would wear him in a wrap WAY more often. The main reasons why I like wearing my baby is because it is convenient to have your hands free, random people won’t touch your baby, and babies are so happy being held close to their mom. Here are 10 other reasons to wear your baby.

4. Do patterns or dark colours! For many things baby related it is nice to go patterned/dark but since we are on the topic of wearing your baby I recently got the Solly Baby Wrap which I love but I got it in the light mint colour. Hendrix likes to put his mouth on the fabric and you can see the big wet marks! I would either get a pattern or darker colour this time around so that his drool or anything else doesn’t show up and make it look dirty.

 5. Let them be comfy. I have so many cute outfits that aren’t stretchy and I feel so bad having him in them that I hardly ever use them! Stretchy and comfy clothing for babies is key. Especially for newborns you want to keep them in sleepers, onesies, and sweat jeans! I have found that for girls there are more options for cute and comfy clothing (leggings and dresses). The best alternative for baby boy jeans are these sweat jeans from the Gap.

6. Babies can get used to almost anything. I wanted a baby so badly, but I still wanted to be able to do so many things. One of my friends told me “I had a baby to fit into my life and my lifestyle.” Which I think is so true, babies (especially at the beginning) are so easy to bring around wherever you go. Of course there are things that will change and you might not do as many things but that is okay because you love spending time with your baby. But for the most part since day one I have tried taking him out lots, making him sleep in my friends houses, and gotten used to not being at home every night at 7:00pm so that he can be used to not only sleeping in our home.

7. Enjoy the moment. People will tell you how big your baby is getting all the time. Because babies grow very fast and people don’t get to see them every day like you do. When I look back on photos when I thought how “big” he was I now think he was so little! I know in a years time I will look back on the photos of him now and think of how little he is. So for now I am trying to enjoy him right now!

8. Get a diaper clutch! I have this diaper clutch from etsy and I am so glad I purchased it. It holds the diaper and wipes and has a change pad in it. I love having it whenever we go places because it is all conveniently in one place so that’s all you need to grab and you never have to change your baby on a gross bathroom change table. Also the amount of public washroom that don’t have a change pad and only a counter is ridiculous. Good thing I have a change pad with me everywhere I go 😉

9. You will question everything. Is he too hot/cold? Is he hungry or tired? Does he need a diaper change? You will get used to asking yourself questions over and over again. I don’t know if I just got used to it or if I have gotten better at not second guessing myself. Either way I know he is going to be okay in the long run.

10. Buy snacks. When we came home from the hospital my friend brought us a big back of food that we could just quickly grab and eat. Not have to heat it up or prepare anything and it was so nice. We had lots of visitors and sometimes didn’t have time to sit down and have a full meal so it was nice to have small things ready to eat.

Shower number 2!

I am so grateful for my family and all the hard work they put into making my shower so beautiful! They made lots of paper airplanes, banners, paper fan decorations, and lots of delicious food! It was held at my sister in laws house in the morning so we had breakfast, which is by far my favourite food! I got lots of pictures of the decorations, but as soon as all the ladies came I was so busy talking I hardly got any photos while people where at the shower. Thank you to everyone who came and gave us such wonderful presents
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One Month Old!

Yesterday marked a month since Hendrix has been in our lives. I never realized how hard it would be for me to see my baby growing this fast. A month goes by so fast and our little boy has changed to much already. He is holding his head up very well, everyone can’t believe how strong and sturdy he is. At his two week appointment he was 8 pounds 14 ounces so he is getting bigger, but not out of newborn clothing yet! We are so blessed with how he sleeps at night, usually 5 hour stints!

As much as I am excited for the future, I wish I could press pause on life right now. I want to cherish these cuddly moments with my son. These days have been the best days of my life so far.

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First doctor appointment at two weeks old.

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For the first two weeks he didn’t like the bath but he is warming up to it now! 
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2014 Easter weekend!
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One month old and finally likes having a bath!
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One of my good friends daughters Rowyn and Hendrix! Rowyn was born two days before Hendrix. IMG_1228IMG_1219IMG_1215IMG_1206IMG_1197
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He grabbed onto his owl all by himself, Steve was so proud of him. Funny how these little things bring such joy.
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His face while getting burped always looks so concerned. 
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Tough life!
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And she loved a little boy very, very much – even more than she loved herself.

Hendrix Leo

April 4th, 2014. The greatest day of our lives! We welcomed our little 7 pound 8 ounce baby boy into the world.

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The first photos we have of Hendrix! He was born at 2:20 am so everyone looks pretty tired!

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Steven with his parents.
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Once everyone had some sleep my family and some friends came back to the hospital at a reasonable time to spend more time with him. Davenee my niece is in LOVE with him. She wants to be holding him at all times, it makes my heart want to burst. April096 copyApril102 copyApril103 copyApril108 copy
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Bringing him home!
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I can’t believe my baby boy is already 1 week old!