My Breastfeeding Story

March 3rd, 2015

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Every mom’s experience with feeding her newborn is unique, just like pregnancy. But I wanted to share a little about mine, in case it speaks to any other moms out there.

During my pregnancy, I never thought a lot about my birth plan. In fact, when I filled out a simple, multiple-choice questionnaire at my doctor’s office with my birth plan preferences, I found that I was very nonchalant about it. Did I want the lights dimmed? Did I want lots of people in the room, or just me and my husband? So when I had to schedule a c-section, I was cool with it. Not in “the plan”? Not a problem! So long as Judge was healthy, that’s all that mattered to me.

There was just one thing I knew for sure: I would start breastfeeding my baby as soon as possible. It’s free! (Plus super healthy for baby, and all that jazz.) Yep–breastfeeding was in “my plan.” Read the rest of this entry »

Sweatpant Jeans

February 24th, 2015

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Last week I shared a few things that are great for new moms (particularly THIS new mom). One of them was these super comfortable sweatpant jeans. Read the rest of this entry »

New Mom Treats

February 19th, 2015

After giving birth, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the things you need/want for baby. Don’t forget to Treat. Yo. Self, mama. Here are a few items to get you started.

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1. 1820 signature candles (I got the verbena and lemongrass scent.)

2. Gap denim popover dress (This style is a little edgy, but perfect for my post-baby figure. I feel very “Japan Street Style” when wearing it.)

3. Betsy & Iya vous et moi stud earrings (Dangly earrings are no-no when carrying a grabby infant. Betsy & Iya is my favorite jewelry maker. Check out their shop in Portland.)

4. Gillian & O’Malley nursing bra from Target (Seriously comfortable and seriously utilitarian. Pretty darn cute, too.)

5. Nell & Mary cascade backpack (This backpack is made in Portland and carries a surprising amount of items while still remaining chic.)

6. Old Navy jogger jeans (They’re sweatpants. No, they’re jeans. NO–THEY’RE SWEATPANT JEANS. Also, they’re on sale online right now.)

New Baby Essentials

February 17th, 2015

I could make a pretty long list of the stuff that’s been useful to have during our first month as parents, but I thought I’d stick to just a few items that have truly been essential. See the details below the image!

New baby essentials

1. Boon Naked Collapsible Baby Bathtub (Great when your small-apartment sink isn’t suited for baby bathing.)

2. Summer Infant SwaddleMe Adjustable Infant Wrap (Seriously easy to put on and keeps baby straight-jacketed through the night.)

3. Skip Hop Pronto Changing Station (I have the all-black version, but the chevron print’s pretty snazzy.)

4. Johnson’s Nursing Pads (I’ve tried another disposable brand and a washable version. Johnson’s simply makes the best ones!)

5. OXO Tot PerfectPull(TM) Wipes Dispenser with Weighted Plate (One-handed wipes action!)

6. Baby-boys Newborn Gerber 3 Pack Knit Burpcloths (The hubs likes these best because the interlock fabric is quite absorbent.)

Mom + Son Style #4

February 16th, 2015

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I can’t get enough stripes for myself or my baby. And drapey, swingy styles are still what’s best for this post-c-section mama. Read the rest of this entry »

A Casual Family Valentine’s Day

February 15th, 2015

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We’ve done the fancy dinners out for Valentine’s Day in the past. In San Francisco it’s usually overpriced and overrated. Now with the addition of #babbyjudge, we kept it casual during the day. Read the rest of this entry »

One Month Old

February 12th, 2015

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We’ve had a full four weeks with you, little Judge. Parenting you is a day-by-day kind of thing, and I don’t want to forget the little stuff. Read the rest of this entry »

Mom + Son Style #3

February 11th, 2015

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Pregnant and post-partum ladies: I highly recommend you add overalls to your wardrobe. I bought these about a year ago from Target. I sent the hubs a photo from the dressing room and asked him if I could pull them off. “Depending on how you style them,” he said. Glad I snagged them because they quickly became a favorite. Read the rest of this entry »

High Tops Are Tops!

February 8th, 2015

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Comfortable shoes have been a priority for me lately. I knew that motherhood would call for them, plus I’ve been inspired by this instagrammer. Read the rest of this entry »

Mom + Son Style #2

February 5th, 2015

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This was yesterday. Despite the pleasant photos, yesterday was a difficult day. Judge cried a lot, starting at around 2:00 or 3:00am. Read the rest of this entry »