top 10 most-used newborn baby items

since becoming a mom A LOT has changed & now that atlas is 7 weeks old i feel like i’ve gotten a handle on what’s working best for us. i wanted to share the top 10 newborn baby items we’re using on a regular basis that really help & i’d love to hear if you have any items i didn’t…
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baby atlas newborn photoshoot

when baby atlas was 2 weeks old (he is 7 now!) we had our friend amy lane over to our home to capture a few newborn photos of him & us in the nursery. amy shot our maternity photos (see them all here) and we knew she would get great shots and i’m so thankful she took the time to do…
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our birth story

i would love to document & share our birth story of baby atlas while it’s fresh in my memory so i can cherish the little details forever, as it was one of the most insane days of my life! my due date of 10/1 had come & gone and i felt no signs that he was coming anytime soon. i…
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week 40 pregnancy bumpdate

today is my official due date for this baby boy of ours & i am feeling NO signs of labor or readiness from him. (you can find previous bumpdates here to see my belly progression!) i will get a slight cramp & think to myself “is this a contraction” or feel something and be like “was that my water breaking” ….but,…
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babymoon in maui

dekel & i went to maui, hawaii for our “babymoon” back in may, when i was 22 weeks preggers & we had an ahhmmmaaaazing time. we were there from 5/31 – 6/4 so we had 4 nights and ~5 days to explore the island. i’d love to share where we stayed, what we did & where we ate if you would like to…
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week 36 pregnancy bumpdate

i’m wrapping up week 36 of my pregnancy & coming to the realization that he could literally come into the world any day now. this is all out of my control and i’m trying my best to go-with-the-flow and be open-minded for when/how labor could happen. i’m finding peace in thinking of my mama friend’s who have had kids and just reminding…
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maternity photoshoot in the fields

last saturday at sunset dek & i met our photographer friend amy at arbor hills nature preserve & had a maternity photoshoot. we hadn’t been in front of the camera together since our wedding almost 7 years ago (trip down memory lane here) & i felt a strong desire to capture these moments of our family before adding baby boy to the mix.…
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black & white stripes for jury duty

so i wore black & white stripes to jury duty yesterday….didn’t realize that probably wasn’t the best choice in style until i was there going through the metal detectors at the frank crowley courthouse. i didn’t get picked which i was kind of bummed about. actually, we were all dismissed after hours of waiting around as it seemed they reached an agreement…
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bohemian dream baby shower

baby boy & i had a shower this weekend with friends and family and i was completely overwhelmed by all of the love and the amount of detail put into making it so beautiful and perfect. it was seriously the bohemian baby shower of my dreams! i’m now 34 weeks preggers (for previous posts about my #bumpdates click here) and it was…
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week 32 pregnancy bumpdate

week 32 is in full swing & i am feelin’ it with suuuuper swollen ankles and legs. my legs are water-logged, ya’ll. my calves don’t even jiggle anymore, they are hard as rocks & my feet only fit into slider sandals, it’s a liiiiittle redic. we went to our 32-week appointment this week and we asked if the numbness and tingling in…
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