4 TIPS FOR GOING BACK TO WORK AFTER BABY

As my maternity leave with Sadie officially comes to a close, I’m feeling all the feels! Sadie will soon be three months old (cue the  uncontrollable new mama tears!). I find myself counting down the minutes we have left in our little bubble before I head back to work because this time together has been priceless. Excited to share four ways I’m preparing for the transition back to work with you today as well as some of my favorite newborn photos of Sadie. We shot mostly lifestyle newborn photos with Naiya so this time around, we decided to switch it up with these sweet posed studio shots. Sadie has quite literally doubled in size since these photos were taken ten days after her birth. I’m grateful to have this moment frozen in time. 

NEW MAMA OF 2: LESSONS LEARNED

For the past 5.5 weeks since baby Sadie came into the world, I feel like I’ve been living in a new mama vortex. With nursing every 2-3 hours throughout the day and night and chasing after one of the most energetic toddlers in town, every day seems to morph into the next.  Even the second time around, the fourth trimester is such an exhausting blur! Today, I’m excited to share what I’ve learned so far as a mama to two, as well as some of our favorite photos we snapped of our family when we first came home from the hospital.  These photos make me melt and I can’t believe how much bigger Sadie has grown since we took them!

MUST-HAVE DIAPER BACKPACK FOR NEW MOMS

Los Angeles blogger, RELish By Arielle shares her favorite diaper backpack

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.

DAD SNEAKERS + BABY MOCCASINS

Los Angeles Blogger, RELish By Arielle pairs a red moto jacket with dad sneakers

I can’t believe our Prague trip is coming to an end.  I wish our family could continue to travel for at least a few more weeks but of course we have to go back to the real world. Traveling for the first time abroad with Naiya has been exhausting but also so special. I’ve been very aware of the fact that Naiya will only be this young once so I’ve been doing my best to soak it all in (the travel fussiness, dirty diapers at the most inopportune times and all!). Overall, she really has been a dream and we feel extremely lucky! Sharing a few outfit photos we snapped before we left for our trip last week featuring white “dad sneakers” and the cutest little pink dress and blue romper on Naiya. 

ON TUESDAYS, WE WEAR PINK

Los Angeles blogger, RELish By Arielle and her daughter share their matching pink outfits

I feel like life is moving a million miles per minute! In case you missed my recent article here, Naiya has officially turned one! We threw a unicorn party for her at a local park with close friends and family and I may or may not have gone completely overboard with decorations and gluten-free, sugar-free cake. Yeah–I totally became that mom. Sharing a recent mom and baby outfit post with you today that’s all about all pink everything. Can’t wait to share Naiya’s birthday photos soon!