How is this the last day of 2019? 2018 flew by quicker than any year I can remember. I started 2018 as an anxious new mama cradling a tiny four month old baby wondering how I’d ever go back to work. Now I have a walking, spunky 16 month old and I’ve found my new normal (usually!)! Excited to take a look back at 2018 below with our favorite outfits and an ever-growing Naiya.
After we had Naiya, we went from seeing our families a few times a year to so many times a year, it’s become increasingly difficult to keep track! All of this extra family time has really upped our travel game recently–especially since Phil and I are both east coast transplants and we want to make sure we are able to visit everyone. This weekend, we took a road trip from LA to Phoenix and back to see Phil’s family for a total of almost 6 hours each way. In prepping for the trip, while I initially couldn’t help but picture a baby crying fest and anxiety overload, we lived to tell the tale! Today, I’m rounding up our favorites tips in case you have family road trips with your baby or toddler planned in the near future too. I should add that many of these tips were recommendations I received from readers on Instagram! A big thank you to those who helped us out–you guys are lifesavers!
I can’t believe how quickly December is flying by and that Naiya is officially 15 months old! She just made it through her first ear infection this week so we’ve been laying low. For the girl who almost always sleeps on schedule, putting her to bed this week was a million times harder! I’d put her in her crib half asleep and she’d wake right up and cry her eyes out while she clinged to me for dear life. Now that she’s on the mend, I’m excited to finally be able to sleep tonight without staring at the baby monitor every five minutes (new mamas, you know what I mean!). Sharing our latest outfit post with you today featuring one of my favorite skirts of the moment and the cutest hand-embroidered blue and white dress on Naiya. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a 15 month baby update too.
Happy Monday, Everyone! Since Naiya was born, I feel like I’ve been on a constant quest to find the perfect diaper bag. Do any new mamas out there have the same problem? It’s one of the hardest things to find! I’ve been searching for something functional, lightweight, durable and cute for months now. While numerous bags I’ve tried have checked two or three of these boxes, it’s been almost impossible to find a bag that kills it on all of the above. With that said, I’m so excited to share one of my all-time favorite diaper bags with you today because I think I’ve found the holy grail. Along with today’s mom and baby outfit post, I’m sharing where to snag this bag, what makes it so unique and why you need it in your life too.
Phil and I recently took the plunge into international travel with Naiya. Thanks to some very helpful advice we learned beforehand as well as some experimentation on our own, our trip went so much smoother than we ever expected. Sharing some of our favorite photos from our recent trip to Prague as well as four ways we survived our 18+ hour travel days with our ever-moving toddler.