I never thought I’d be “that” mom who bought matching outfits for her daughters AND herself. Growing up, my mom used to dress my sister and I in matching outfits but it was the 90’s, we were seven years apart and I remember feeling so not cute and pretty mortified. But truth be told, 12 weeks into becoming a mama of two, I’ve officially become my mother! I’m finding the whole matching family outfit thing to be kind of addicting and fun! Who am I?!
Hello 2020! Halfway through January, I’ve finally gotten my act together enough to share my new year’s resolutions with you. My hands have been so full with Sadie and Naiya over the past few months, the days keep melting away. Trying to savor all of the cuddles while not beating myself up too much about not being as productive as usual. After all, having the chance to sit behind my computer to type or get anything done for that matter has been so much more difficult than it was with only one baby! Mamas, can you relate? Excited to round up my top 5 new year’s resolutions below in hopes that in writing them down, I’ll actually be able to continue sticking to them. Hoping that in sharing them, they’ll inspire you too.
When it comes to accessories, I’m a shoe girl all the way. I don’t often splurge on them but when I do, I love doing some digging to make sure they are truly worth the cost beforehand. If I’m going to spend the money, I always want to make sure that they’ll last for years to come. I’ve had my eye on Golden Goose sneakers for a few years now because they’re so versatile and I’d heard they’re incredibly comfortable. That said, I didn’t pull the trigger on buying them because they come with such a high price tag.
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?
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.