NAIYA’S 18 MONTH UPDATE

Naiya is officially 18-months (going on 18) today and I’m sitting here wondering where our baby went! When Naiya was first born, every parent I knew told me to savor every stage because it flies by so quickly.  Now,  I’m the mama telling every pregnant mom I know the exact same thing because it really is impossible to imagine until you’re in it. Our mini is truly non-stop these days and I’m excited to share the latest and greatest Naiya photos and updates with you below. As you scroll through, keep in mind that almost all of Naiya’s giant smiles were from listening to ‘Baby Shark’ (for a change) on my phone. What is it about that song?! The rest of her smiles were from me jumping around like a crazy mama trying to keep that smile going. Either way, her face is priceless!

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. 

FALL STRIPES & STUDS

The uber-hot weather finally broke a bit here in LA this week! It’s been in the 60’s and 70’s just in time for Halloween and it’s finally time to break out my favorite “fall” looks. As a native New York stater, fall here in LA will always feel  more like summer to me because it never really cools down here (especially by Halloween!) but I have so much more fun layering up because I rarely have to worry about it actually being cold. 

TOP 5 WAYS TO HELP BRAND NEW PARENTS

When Phil and I were a few weeks away from Naiya’s due date, both of our families wanted to know what our plans were after baby in terms of what kind of help we would need. Between work, moving into our first home and of course being pregnant, I was so overwhelmed at the time, I couldn’t even wrap my head around life after labor.  Instead, all I could focus upon was getting through pushing this baby out and then I figured we’d take it from there.  Thankfully, my mom, Phil’s mom and his stepmom were all on board to help us out respectively.  Having already raised newborns themselves, they definitely knew better than us what we were in for with a new baby and thankfully, they were all on standby to come spend time with us to help out.