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.

Diaper Bag

After we packed our hospital bag we got together everything we thought the baby would need and put it in the diaper bag!

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I ordered our diaper bag from OIOI and I am absolutely in love with it! I love that it isn’t too patterned so I won’t get bored with it in a few months. I also love that it isn’t too feminine looking so when Steve has the baby it doesn’t look like he is carrying a purse around.
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– I ordered this diaper clutch off Etsy. It is nice because its holds your diapers and wipes, and its also a change pad. You can keep everything in one and just pull out the clutch when the baby needs a diaper change.

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– My good friend Melissa made me two amazing breastfeeding covers! They will be perfect for public feedings.

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– Newborn slippers

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– Pacifier

– Honest diapers

Honest wipes

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– Aden and Anais bamboo swaddle blanket

– Onsies

– Sleeper

– Socks

– Scratch mitts

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– Going home outfit

– Hat


You may have noticed in the first photos on this post that we put the cradle in our room beside our bed. Here is a close up of it! It was Stevens when he was a baby!

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Baby Shower!

Over the weekend some of my best friends held a baby shower for me and the little sir. It was beyond what I could have imagined, down to every (rustic, woodsy, whimsical) detail they planned it perfectly. There were diapers for friends to write cute/funny sayings in, rocks to get written little pieces of advice, and a tea bag that said “a baby is brewing.”

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There were lots of tasty treats (my favourite being the candy obviously), and a beautiful cake with little deer on top!

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We played some fun and unique baby shower games that had everyone laughing! Then I got to open all the presents! We are beyond blessed by everyone’s generosity for this baby. We are overwhelmed by how much has been given to us, and we are truly thankful.

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Jello shots where a must every time I opened a present and someone said “awe.”

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