POSTPARTUM

POSTPARTUM

I waited a while to write this post to make sure I was firm on my ride-or-die postpartum products. Postpartum rocked my world. I was SOOOO unprepared in so many ways (physically), but thanks to places like Modern Milk, I was educated and had a support system to share stories and tips with. 

My New Mom Necessity | Featuring DockATot

My New Mom Necessity | Featuring DockATot

My DockATot has quickly become one of my favorite tools as a new mom. The DockATot is a multi-functional lounger, co-sleeper and playtime lounger. They are OEKO-TEX certified, all natural, 100% cotton, tested for breathability and provide an ideal micro-climate for babies and tots.

My Baby Monitoring System | Featuring Nest

My Baby Monitoring System | Featuring Nest

When it came to deciding on what kind of baby monitoring system we were going to use to keep an eye on Nixon, I really wanted nothing but the best. It’s so important that our baby cam is high quality, accessible and reliable, so that we can easily monitor Nixon at all times and feel confident that she’s doing okay.

That’s why we got the Nest Cam IQ indoor. This camera offers live video, smart phone alerts, 1080p HD, 3-hour snapshot history and even night vision.

Finding Peace of Mind With Your Newborn | Featuring Owlet

Finding Peace of Mind With Your Newborn | Featuring Owlet

While there have been so many changes in my life over the past year, something that has been a definite constant is making sure that Nixon is healthy. When I was pregnant, so much time and effort went into growing my baby and ensuring I was doing everything in my power to keep her healthy and strong. Now that Nixon is here, my priority is still to make sure that I’m doing everything possible to keep her safe.

Sometimes it’s hard to know how babies are feeling, but the Owlet Smart Sock has really given me peace of mind.

On The Cleaner Side | Products I Used While Pregnant

On The Cleaner Side | Products I Used While Pregnant

I've always tried to to err on the side of caution when it comes to beauty products, food and my overall health. I'm not exactly crunchy, but I do my homework when it comes to my health. I make decisions based on the information available and my own intuition. When I found out I was pregnant, I knew a couple of things I would be dropping right away. I'm ok with a chemical here or there, this is the real world and eventually, my baby will come into contact with said "toxins" at some point. But multiple toxins that are proven to cause harmful effects, used daily in my products, I have a problem with. 

Here's a list of the products I did use while growing a baby! Always do your own homework and of course, chat with your doctor before trying something new. 

Favorite Maternity Looks

Favorite Maternity Looks

Well, I meant to write this before I popped out a baby but here we are...I bought some great third trimester pieces that I've yet to wear because little one decided to come early. So I wanted to share my favorite looks throughout my entire pregnancy here! Everything is tagged and shoppable. 

My Postpartum Essential | Featuring Mama Strut

My Postpartum Essential | Featuring Mama Strut

I couldn’t be happier with how our our birthing story turned out. We feel so blessed to have come home with such a healthy and happy baby. While Nixon’s health is EVERYTHING, it’s so important that I make taking care of myself a priority as well. That’s why I am obsessed with Mama Strut. This company truly cares about the care and recovery of new mamas.

Best Nursing Pieces | Featuring Motherhood Maternity

Best Nursing Pieces | Featuring Motherhood Maternity

Ever since giving birth, finding both chic and flexible clothing to allow me to breastfeed at any time has been SO important. Motherhood Maternity has definitely been my go-to lately because they offer the best of both worlds. They have everything from maternity to nursing pieces and everything is always really comfortable and cute.

Our Birth Story

Our Birth Story

Around push NINE, Dr. Newman says "stop pushing" and I see him pull out a precious little tan baby!! I hear a shrill little cry! Kevin goes, "babe she's sooooo cute". I honestly felt like I was dreaming and I kept waiting to wake up.

Our Home Redesign | By The Lifestyled Co

Our Home Redesign | By The Lifestyled Co

The day we have all been waiting for is finally HERE. My home redesign has been a long time in the making, but it has been well worth it! The process of a home redesign is not an easy one, but thankfully I had The LifeStyled Company on my side to help things run smoothly. They truly made all of my home design dreams come true.

Pregnancy Pieces I Can't Live Without

Pregnancy Pieces I Can't Live Without

I made a lot of mistakes shopping in early pregnancy. I thought I'd go ahead and pick up some basic maternity pieces because I would eventually need them anyway. Plus, I felt uncomfortable from day one. Mostly because you're bloated into your second trimester. I didn't realized that eventually my whole body would grow, not just my belly. So buying pieces in my pre-pregnancy size that had a place for my belly actually wouldn't cut it.

Mom's Spa Night Out | Featuring Bumble + Camelback Inn + June Jacobs Spa

Mom's Spa Night Out | Featuring Bumble + Camelback Inn + June Jacobs Spa

As usual, I’ve been pretty busy lately. My days are maxed out with work and appointments --- being an expecting mom can be EXHAUSTING to say the least. My due date is right around the corner and of course Phoenix is heating up v. quickly… which just makes the days tougher. I have definitely been in desperate need of a break and some relaxation and I knew there were some other mom’s in my line of business who needed that too, so my latest Bumble event could not have come at a better time.

Phoenix Baby Shower

Phoenix Baby Shower

As many of you may know, my last baby shower has now come and gone. It has been so fun getting to celebrate the upcoming arrival of our little girl with friends and family. Our last baby shower took place here in Phoenix and it was hosted by my sweet friends: JessMcKenna and Bethany. They put together the best day. We had the yummiest food, the cutest drinks and my entire Phoenix fam was there to help me celebrate!

The Most Chic Maternity Pieces | Featuring Macy's

The Most Chic Maternity Pieces | Featuring Macy's

Now that I’m getting closer and closer to my due date, it’s becoming more difficult to find clothes that are both cute and comfortable. Thankfully, I have recently found that Macy’s has lots of maternity options in the brands that I love. I have found so many fashion forward pieces that fit my current lifestyle and allow me to feel both comfortable and confident all day.

Second Trimester Recap

Second Trimester Recap

You guys know how I struggled with my first trimester. I was sick, tired, and so moody. I welcomed the second trimester with open arms. Most of my pregnancy has been like clock work... you get sick in the first trimester, you get better in the second, you get tired in the third. Yep, I've experienced it all just like that.

Los Angeles Baby Shower

Los Angeles Baby Shower

Our baby shower in LA was so magical. LA is where it all started for my little family. I met Kevin only a week after moving to LA and we instantly had a connection and became good friends. When we finally started dating, he moved to San Francisco where I eventually followed.

Cutest Mama-To-Be Clothing | Featuring HATCH

Cutest Mama-To-Be Clothing | Featuring HATCH

As I get closer to my due date I realize more and more that time is everything. But I am also reminded to take it easy and not be so hard on myself. Shopping online has already saved my non-pregnant self a million times. So imagine how convenient it has been with my belly growing more and more each day. This is why Hatch Clothing has been my new go to, not only can i pick my goodies out from the comfort of my home, but I know I am getting such good quality items!

Favorite Support Wear | Featuring Blanqi

Favorite Support Wear | Featuring Blanqi

Never did I think that carrying my belly out in front of me was going to get in the way of things, but let me tell you it definitely wears out my body a lot more than I could have imagined. Recently I stumbled upon the Blanqi Support wear products and have fallen in love.