A LOOK BACK: SIX MONTHS IN WITH SADIE

It’s hard to believe Sadie is already over six months old (and at least 21 pounds)! The rolls on top of rolls on our little marshmallow are the cutest EVER. I’m loving this stage so much–especially since it’s my second time around and I know how fleeting it is. Sharing a mom and baby update with you today as well as some of our favorite unpublished photos of our family from when Sadie was just five days old. We snapped these shots two days after I came home from the hospital. It’s a wonder I was able to get out of bed because I remember being in so much pain but I’m so happy we have these to look back at. It’s hard to believe so much time has already passed!

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!

WHAT TO WEAR FOR A MATERNITY SHOOT

I planned on sharing our maternity photos before Sadie was born but since the past weeks have been such a blur, excited to finally share now! Better late than never! Naiya, Phil and myself had so much fun snapping these a few weeks back while we dreamed about what our family of four would be like. Throughout the shoot, I remember feeling like I was about to pop and wondered how much longer Sadie could possibly stay in my belly.  She was clearly running out of room in there and I couldn’t wait for her to come out! Looking back at these photos now, though, dare I say I actually already miss the bump?!  I had such a tough pregnancy where I was very sick and threw up every day and yet I still look back at this time missing it! Am I crazy?

SADIE AMELIE’S BIRTH STORY

Just over two weeks into welcoming Sadie Amelie into our lives, I still can’t believe I’m a mom to another daughter! My heart has expanded further than I ever could have imagined and I feel like the luckiest mama alive!  Excited to share Sadie’s birth story with you today as well as some of our favorite photos from the first few minutes she came into the world.  Phil and I will savor these shots forever and we’re so grateful they’ll help us to relive one of the most incredible moments of our lives for years to come.

37 WEEKS PREGNANT IN VIONIC HEELS

37 weeks pregnant in vionic Paloma wedge heels

As a busy full-time working mama, giving up comfort for style is a non-negotiable. I’m constantly balancing running after our non-stop toddler with being in the office or on set and my feet need to be pain-free to do all the things! Excited to share a shoe brand with you today that I’m loving for all of the above reasons and more.  Also sharing a much-needed bump-date! This baby could come any day now!