As I sit at work I can’t stop thinking about my little Em. How has it nearly been one full year? I can still remember the very first time the nurse handed her over to me as it was one of the most amazing moment of my life. Her scrawny little face and her newborn smell – there’s literally nothing in this world more intoxicating than the smell of your newborn. She was huge for a newborn but she was so tiny compared to now. I just can’t believe it.
Emma will be one in 11 days and honestly, I’m freaking out. If I think about it too much, I cry. Literally. In my entire 30 years of life I’ve never endured a year with so many emotions and yes, although some were very sad and dark there have been an overwhelming amount of light and bright emotions. She has brought so much happiness into my life that I thought was not possible. Our pediatrician said something one day that still resonates with me and that was that love is not a big enough word to describe what you feel for your child. He’s so right!
Love is such a minut description of what one feels for their child.
those squishy little cheeks that you can’t help but kiss 5,000 times a day.
those chunky little legs and feet.
those huge, amazement-filled eyes.
those tiny hands.
that tiny human being that is evolving into their very own self.
I love her so much and I hope she grows up feeling and knowing just how much I love her and how much she fills our lives.
Sorry guys, I’ve been in my feels!
So I work in the city every Tuesday and when I got home last week my baby girl was waiting for me standing by herself on our lawn!
Standing. By herself, no help!
Where is time going? Of course I didn't even try to get a picture because I was so focused trying super hard not to cry on our lawn lol.
Why is time going so fast?! I just can't get over how bittersweet this whole parenting thing is. Sorry, I know I sound like a broken record but come on, any other parent would tell you the same thing.
How cute are these two?!
I am knees deep in getting everything ready for Emma’s first birthday and it is such an exciting time! My bff/Emma’s Godmother is all the way in it with me because she’s absolutely fabulous and is an absolute amazing party planner.
Going into this I knew I truly wanted a cutesy, DIY type of birthday. Absolutely nothing crazy over-the-top and something that I would love for years to come. She has helped me bring my vision to life, she has sat there and listened to me and helped me weave through the thousands of Pinterest saved pictures lol. I cannot wait to see it all finally done and come together and I just can’t believe my baby girl will be one so very soon.
We went with a fairy/enchanted garden theme and quickly found that there is nothing that went with our little mood board. Everything we found to buy was either too gawdy, too bright and crazy or too big kid for a first birthday. This led us to go the DIY route and I couldn’t be happier! I can’t wait to share some pictures with you guys 🙂
I used Minted.com for the invitations and am in love with everything. The quality is phenomenal and I was able to get the envelopes addressed for free and that just really makes a huge difference. You input all the addresses into the website and choose who to send it to from that list and you’re done! Super simple, and I got them delivered so quickly I was blown away.
Can’t believe she’ll be one in 1 month!
Ok so this past weekend I had plenty of outings with the family and I think I am now pretty equipped at handling a full day out with my 10 month old in a pool/beach situation. I quickly found that there are definite essentials you need to survive a full day out of the comfort of your home and into a pool. Wanna know what those essentials were for me? Read on!
Things to pack:
- Wet bag
- Lots of snacks
- Insect repellant
- Sun block
- Diapers + Wipes
- Swim Diaper
- An outfit change (or 2 🙂 )
- Water, water, water!
I love Babyganics products, they are definitely a favorite because they are good for baby and good for the environment. We try to only use natural products on Emma as well as eat as much organic as possible because lets face it, you are what you eat! Everything we used for these outings can be found at BuyBuy Baby and Amazon. Hope you guys had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!