2 Months Must Haves

I can't believe my sweet little girl is already 2 months. Time is flying by so fast and I want it to slow down.. These 2 months have been amazing and I could not have done it without certain products, so here is my 2 months MUST HAVES........

1. Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags-I am going to be going back to work in a few weeks so I needed to start pumping and storing my milk. I love these bags because you can get them for $8 for 50 here! They have a place you can write on them the date and how much and I feel they are sturdy

2. Go Gaga Deluxe Twist and Fold Activity Play Mat- Lily Jane loves all the bright colors on this mat. She also loves to hit the animals that came with it and look at them. It is very easy to fold up and take any where you go. We have taken it to my moms house and over to friends house for her to play on.

3. FisherPrice My Little Snugabunny Bouncer- The Bouncer seat is perfect to move into different rooms if you need to get things done. Lily Jane loves that it vibrates and plays music. Its light and doesn't take up a lot of room.

4. Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Bath- Bath time is becoming a must everyday before bedtime. I was using the Johnson and Johnson bedtime bath, but it was drying her skin out so we switched to Aveeno and it seems to be better on her skin. It is very light and she seems to love it to.. After baths she sleeps a lot better!!!

5. Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Bag- I looked at several different diaper bags and finally picked this one. I am so happy I did because I LOVE IT!!! I love how I can wear it like a backpack and when I bend over everything doesn't fall out. It also can fit a lot of stuff in it. The front is a changing pad which has come in handy several of times. I would buy this Diaper Bag again and again

Remember these are just the products that Lily Jane has like and in my opinion that has worked for us. Before I buy things I usually ask other mommies or look for reviews of items. If there are any other products that are must-haves for you feel free to post them and for other months so I can look at them and go get them :)


It's the Little Things-1

I am excited to Link up with Ashley from Words About Waverly .. I think this is a great link up because it gives you time to think and reflect about all the little things we take for granted. I feel like sometimes I am wrapped up with life and how fast it moves I don't take the time to cherish all the little things I am grateful for..
Every morning that I get to wake up and see the beautiful girl that god created for me and my husband makes every bad/good day worth while. We are so truly thankful for Lily Jane. I had no idea I could love someone this much, but being a mommy to her is the most amazing thing in the world. I would not trade it for anything. Each day I try and slow down and truly take her all in... This little girl is truly amazing!!!


Lily Jane 2 Months

Dear Lily Jane,

Happy 2 months today the joy you have brought Daddy and me is indescribable. At your doctors appt you weighed 9lbs 8oz and was 21 inches. You also were sick at your appt and were not able to get your shots. They think you have acid reflex and gave you baby Zantac. I hope this helps you because you are still very gassy and it breaks mommies heart to see you in pain. You are still 100% breastmilk!! You are now wearing newborn clothes and some 0-3 months clothes. You got promoted to size 1 diapers and they are still kind of big on you. You are starting to make adorable sounds and are very alert and we even get a lil smile here and there. Ceiling fans and lights are your favorite things to look at. You also like playing on your play mat. Tummy time is not your favorite , but we work on it every day so that your neck will be strong. Bath time is starting to become popular with you, because you are starting to like them and love the lotion massage that yo get after bath time.. Sleeping is still a challenge for you. You don't like to take naps during the day because you are scared you are going to miss something.  You are sleeping 5-7 hours at night and started in your crib. Bed time is 8:30 and you normally get a bath, have story time (that your daddy loves to do) and get swaddled in your miracle blanket !! Your orange pacifier has been a life saver and you absolutely  love it.  Aunt Lauren from Boston came down to visit you and you loved spending time with her.. Someday you will be in her Wedding :)We went on out first road trip to your LULU's house to visit with them for a few days and you LOVE Car rides!! You will enjoy her house this summer because she lives on the lake and has a lot of fun toys for you. I hope that you continue to laugh each day and grow big! Mommy and Daddy Loves you to the Moon and Back


Weekend Review

Lily and I look forward to Fridays because Daddy will be able to spend all his time with us over the weekend and wont have to work. Last week Lily and I went to visit my mom in AL so we were away from each other for 4 days/3 nights. It was very hard because we both missed him. So we decided that this weekend was family time and that we were not going to be on the computer or anything but spend time with each other. It was very nice.. Friday night we got take out and enjoyed watching a movie Real Steel. At first, I did not like the movie but it turned out really cute and I liked it. So if you are looking for a good movie Real Steel will be a good choice. Its 2 years old. We also went to Costco and the grocery store because we had no food. I love Costco and all the free samples you get.. Then on Sunday, Lily Jane went to church for the first time and did a great job. I can't wait to raise her up to know God and have a relationship with him. I think it is very important to teach her about him :)
She has a Fur VEST!!!!! Ready for the cold weather

Ready for Church 


5 on Friday!!

Wow its been a busy week!! One of my best friends was here and left on Monday.. Man we were so sad she left, it is so nice to hang out with a good friend that you have not seen in 2 years. Then after we took her to the airport Lily Jane and I were off to AL to visit my mom.

1. I am so thankful for Lily Jane, and that she loves car rides. It was a 3 hour car ride and for the most part she did a great job.. I will say it was a lil hard for us adjusting from our routine and new set up. We had a wonderful time with LULU (grandma) and Lily Jane's great grandma. Lily Jane sure did miss her daddy. This was the first time that we were away from him in 2 months.

My best friend Lauren :) 

2. I made a promise that to myself and husband that when the baby comes, we will try and have a date night at least 1 if not 2 times a month. It felt so nice to get out and enjoy dinner just the 2 of us!! We did not know what to talk about expect for our little sweet pea.. Oh how life changes (FOR THE BEST)!!!!!  
Date Night with Hubby

3. Who doesn't like everything monogrammed. I have to monogram everything!! My husband wants to kill me when I put my monogram on everything in our house. He keeps telling me I know my last name.. When we got married I had to change all my monograms and it was so much fun, because I can monogram everything myself. I have my own store on ETSY.. There is not a lot but I can custom make anything so please don't hesitate to ask. CLICK HERE to check out my store 

Rain boots monogram are a must!! 

4. The new app that I love.. Couch to 5k.. I use to run 5ks and run a lot before I was pregnant, then I had to stop and I want to get back into it so what better way to use the app. I don't want to over do it that is why I am using the app. I can't wait to do a 5k in the Spring, just in time for Spring Break... 

5....I am just so thankful for everyday that GOD grants me and my family... :) Happy Friday 


5 on Friday

I absolutely love writing my 5 on Fridays. I am so glad that these wonderful ladies started this......

One of my best friends in flying from Boston to visit Lily Jane and me this weekend. We are so excited,  I have not seen her since our wedding 2 years ago. Wow 2 years ago, time surly flies by. I met Lauren in High School when I lived in Concord. NC which is outside of Charlotte. We were on the same competition cheerleading squad and became best friends right off the back. I always wanted to be sisters with her.. I then moved back to FL my senior year in high school and was so sad to leave such a good friend. Lauren and I's friendship has grown so strong over the years. I also got married and the weird part is we got the same last name now ( we are sisters haha)!!!! When we see each other its like we have not been apart.. I can't wait for her to me Lily Jane :)

Oh Mommy hood....... These days I barely have time to take a shower, while trying to make sure Lily Jane is fed and not crying, or tummy time, or running errands...So I found a product that I really love and wanted to share.. How many of you don't have time to wash your hair everyday?? MEE, I found a dry shampoo that works amazingly....  

You can find it at Walmart or Target!!! 

Lily Jane will be having her 3 month photo shoot soon, so I need to find cute Ideas on what I want to do with her... here are some ideas I have.. Tell me what you think. I need to find cute outfits and bows for her!!!

 I got cleared from my doctor that I can start exercising again. I am so happy, but not have to find time to do it. When I went to the gym or went for a run it was my time and I was able to clear my head or just focus on me for a few minutes. So now I have to find time to be able to go to the gym or for a run. Mommies out there how do you find time to go to the gym? I found this cute sign that makes me think of working out!!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and can't wait to post pictures from the weekend with such a great friend... 


7 weeks

Lily Jane is now 7 weeks. Wow time flies by so fast.. I am trying to determine if I want to start sleeping training or not. What book to get? She is sleeping 5-6 hours at night by her self and I am trying to start naps in her crib. I want to try to get her on a routine because I have to go back to work in 4 weeks :( I am very sad and having a hard time thinking about it , but i wanted other moms suggestions...


Happy Tuesday!!

1 month from today is Valentine's Day!! Miss. Lily Jane's First Valentine's day!! I got this super cute outfit from gap that she will be wearing.. I hope that it fits because she is still very tiny and clothes are so big on her.. I am sure here Daddy will get her something special for Valentine's Day, because she already has daddy wrapped around her finger

Also, I am sure you have seen this article going around the blog world. For all the mommies out there read this article, it is so amazing :)



Yesterday, I decided to adventure out with Lily Jane to the mall. We didn't need anything but we went into gap to return a gift Lily Jane got for Christmas and notice everything was on sale and then it was additional 40% off. Here are some items that we scored. Can't wait for her to wear them. I love shopping for little girls. I showed my husband and he said looks like the clothes you would wear!!! Love it :) GAP BABY 


Five on Friday!!

I use to get so excited when it was Friday, but now that I am home on maternity leave I love Fridays for a whole new reason........Jeff will be able to help me at nights on the weekends with feedings :) 

Today I'm linking up again with ChristinaAprilDarci, and Natasha for some Friday favorites!

Cannon  EOS Rebel T3i DSLR
So last year I got a DSLR camera for Christmas and I was so excited, but then I got so busy that I never had the time to sit down and learn how to use it. I would just use the auto mode :( Now that I am on maternity leave I am going to try and learn how to use it in manual mode. Anyone else a pro at a DSLR that can help me out?? I want to be able to take pictures of my sweet pea. What kind of camera do you use??

Green Smoothies 
My favorite green smoothie is- Spinach, banana, strawberries, blueberries, greek yogurt and water :) 
What is your favorite recipe for green smoothies :) 

We had a break through this week. Sweet pea spelt 3 nights in a row for 6-7 hours at a time.. It was so nice.. This week we have been hanging out, doing tummy time and enjoying each other. It has been so cold to get out. She will be 7 weeks on Sunday :) 

This week we also got back Lily Jane's new born pictures. A sweet friend took her pictures and they turned out so cute..She was not a good client so I was unsure how they would turn how but they are so cute :) 

If you want to see pictures of her often follow us on Instagram Chels2234 :)