BABY’S FIRST SEAT- Little Tikes vs. Bumbo

 

Photography by Shadi Garman

Little Tikes My First Seat: SHOP HERE c/o

Hi Everyone!! Happy Holidays!! I can’t believe we have less than a week until Christmas!! This year has flown by and I keep trying to catch up. Matt and I decided not to get Charlee a ton of gifts this year because she just wont remember them. HA! Just kidding!! We said that, and have since bought her close to 5 different presents ;)! One of the gifts we left for her under the tree is the Little Tikes My First Seat. Charlee has recently started to sit comfortably in our laps and we knew it was time to try out one of these seats. I had previously purchased the Bumbo seat and it is a great first baby seat. That said, Charlee’s little chunky thighs are already tough to squeeze into the little openings. I also find that the Bumbo straps are too short and get stuck under her leg. Saying all that, the My First Seat is much wider on the base and the leg openings are perfect for her growing chunky thighs! I feel like she will be able to use this seat for much longer.

I know Charlee won’t remember her first Christmas, but Matt and I are just so excited to celebrate. It’s such a magical time of year and I can’t wait to make memories with my little girl. Wishing you all a happy Holiday!

xoxo-J

 

PINK LADIES

Photography by Shadi Garman

On Me: Coat: Club Monaco Top: Nordstrom Heels: INC Brand Gloves: LOFT Earrings: Sold out, similar: H&M

On Charlee: Jacket: H&M Hat: H&M Booties: Gymboree

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all have had a fabulous week so far. The other day, I took Charlee along with me to take some outfit photos for the blog! She slept while we were shooting and then woke up at the end just in time to take a few pics with Mommy! She is a dream!

I don’t know about any of you other Mommas out there, but after having Charlee I am a lot broader than I was before. Most of my coats are a little tight on the shoulders and aren’t as comfortable as I remember them being! I think it may be because I have been carrying Charlee around for the last four months and bulking up ha! But either way I am embracing it and using it as an excuse to buy new winter coats! I picked up this gorgeous millennial pink coat at Club Monaco during their Black Friday sale! It’s actually still on sale for $349 and available in all sizes. I love the color and love how neutral it is. I have worn it with so many outfits even though it’s pink! I paired it with denim and my INC heels. I have very wide feet and this brand makes really chic styles that come in wide sizing. Super rare!

What are your plans for the Holidays? We are spending time with family for Christmas and the weekend before are going to do a little family celebration at our NYC apartment. I am so excited to start our own family traditions. My Mom always went so crazy (in a good way) during the holidays that my siblings and I would count down to Christmas. She bought such wonderful gifts and cooked marvelous food and did really special thoughtful traditions. There are so many parts of our holiday that I want to continue to celebrate with my family but also can’t wait to start some traditions of my own!

It’s such a special time of year, and even though Charlee is only four months old, I can tell she is already in the Xmas spirit. She loves to look at the lights on the Christmas tree :).

I know I have been less active on the blog recently so I thought I’d share 11 random things below with you guys to share a little bit of what’s been on my mind lately:

  1. Charlee just started sleeping with one of her arms out of her swaddle. We knew it was time to transition her when we went in to get her one morning and she was on her side! We tried it for the first time last night and she slept like a champ! We were so proud. She has been sleeping 7A.M-7P.M. since 13 weeks. I started sleep training her at 8 weeks using the Baby Sleep Solution method. I can’t recommend it enough!
  2. I am addicted to Netflix. I think Matt and I have watched pretty much every new series that has come out! If you ever watch a show or documentary you like, please share!
  3. Have you guys listened to the Michael Bublé Christmas album?? I think it may be my second favorite Xmas album. It comes second after Celine’s of course ;).
  4. Daycare is getting better! If you follow me on Instagram you know that it was REALLY tough leaving Charlee at daycare for the first few weeks. She got super sick and we ended up in the hospital after only 7 days. She has gotten so much better since then and actually seems to like going which makes it easier leaving her there in the mornings when I head to work. I don’t think it will ever be easy, but I’ll take easier any day!
  5. I am obsessed with an app called Marco Polo. I have Mackenzie Bell to thank for this! It’s kind of like snapchat, but all the videos save and you can have group video chats. I talk to my best girlfriends EVERY day and it is so fun and has brought us all even closer! You should check it out!
  6. I am taking Charlee on a flight by myself in January!! Matt and I will have taken her on a few flights together by the time I take her but I am nervous to go alone. If you guys have any tips on traveling alone with baby let me know!
  7. I NEED to start on Charlee’s baby book. I feel like there are two types of Moms…the ones that do the baby books and those that can never find the time! Do you guys have a website you recommend to make this easy? HELP!
  8. I am DONE with Xmas shopping. I can’t believe it but I am! I think being a Mom I have had to take full advantage of every single free moment. Also, having the Nordstrom app on my iPhone was SUPER helpful 😉
  9. I can’t believe I have a 4 month old. I know everyone tells you how fast time flies with kids and it’s just so true. Charlee is like a completely new baby every other week! Her personality has started to shine through as she gets bigger! She’s capable of so much more each week. It blows my mind.
  10. I LOVE DATE NIGHT. Matt and I have been really good about taking a night to be just us every week since Charlee was born. We try out a new restaurant and have a few hours just us. I look forward to it every week.
  11. I LOVE BEING A MOM! I know it’s so cliche but I just love it. Being a Mom is the hardest but most rewarding thing ever. When my baby girl smiles up at me I just melt. There is truly nothing better!

Wishing you all a Happy Holiday!

xoxo-J

LOOK OF THE DAY

 

Photography by Shadi Garman

Jacket: Blank NYC  Heels: INC Brand Pants: Nordstrom Sweater: Leith Scarf: Vintage, similar here Sunglasses: Purse: Gucci

Hi Everyone! HAPPY FRIDAY! I seriously could not be happier that Friday has arrived. If you have been following me on Instagram, then you know Charlee has been super sick and we had to admit her to the hospital on Sunday night. She got a terrible cold (RSV) and her oxygen levels went down. She is thankfully doing better but she is still dealing with a nasty cough, poor thing. Anyways, it’s been an emotional rollercoaster to say the least. There is nothing worse than a sick baby! It makes you feel so helpless :(.

I don’t know about you guys, but when I am feeling low I try and dress up to deter myself from thinking about the hard times. It seriously works! I love a chunky knit sweater and am obsessed with all the new styles that have come out recently. Nothing better than a cozy sweater during the holidays! It’s also pretty great that it’s the winter time and I can pile on the layers while I continue to try and lose the baby weight! The struggle is real! One thing that is kind of nuts is that my feet are bigger now! I am officially an 8.5 Wide haha! Not sure if any of you have wide feet, but the selection of wide fitting shoes is slim to none and a lot of the styles look like crap! That said, I was SO excited when I found these gorgeous D’orsay heels by INC brand. A lot of their styles come in wide sizing and they are super stylish and comfortable! I also got these black heels that I wore to one of my best friend’s wedding.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Xoxo-J

MY DOULA EXPERIENCE

 

Blouse: Romwe

Photography by Shadi Garman

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by! I hope your week is off to a good start. I have been a Mom for three months now. I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. These last three months have been the most incredible of my life, and I have learned more about myself and what it truly means to be a parent than I ever imagined! A friend of mine recently told me that being a Mom is like watching your heart walk around outside of your chest. That really resonated with me as it’s exactly how I feel. Charlee is my world and the love I have for her is unparalleled.

At the start of Charlee’s life, Matt and I were honestly clueless about how to care for a newborn baby and depended on family and friends for guidance. I think all new parents go through a major learning curve. No matter how much you prepare for becoming a parent, (we took all the classes you can think of) you really have to sort of learn as you go to some degree. We were truly so lucky with the community of people that came over to help, checked in, or simply offered their advice! Also a huge shout out to my Mom who came to stay with us for a week! We can’t thank you enough!!

 Matt and I were so lucky to have my Mom come stay with us when Charlee was just three weeks old, but that left us with two weeks just us so we could become familiar with our new little family. This was super exciting but also very scary. During this time, one of the best things we did was hire our amazing doula, Kathy, from Doulacare Postpartum Service to teach and assist us in caring for our newborn baby girl.

So, you may be asking…WHAT is a doula?! I asked google the same thing! I always thought a Doula was a person that assisted you during birth and to be frank, were a little hippy dippy!! I knew I didn’t want anyone in the room except for Matt during delivery so I never considered a doula thinking that was what they did. That is until I found out what a doula really was! There are a few types of doulas: birth doulas, postpartum doulas, and antepartum doulas. A birth doula provides assistance to the mother before and during labor and childbirth; a postpartum doula provides assistance to new parents after their baby is born (though some doulas offer both services). Antepartum doulas help women who are having high-risk or difficult pregnancies — such as those on bed rest. After doing this research, we felt that a postpartum doula would be super helpful for us.

Matt and I started doing research and came across Doulacare Postpartum Service. I reached out to Ruth, the owner, and she set up a few interviews for us. Matt and I met with two different women who were both equally knowledgable in the art of doulacare. It was a chance for us to feel out who we felt would be the best fit for our family. Once we decided to work with Kathy, she communicated with us over email and text to schedule her first visit. The first day bringing home Charlee from the hospital was super stressful and honestly TERRIFYING! Luckily, Kathy met us at our apartment and helped with EVERYTHING. It was sort of a circus show to be honest! Matt and I were both super stressed out and exhausted and she stayed calm and eased our minds. She helped me set up the changing table, watched Charlee so I could take my first shower, helped me organize my nursing clothing and I was even able to take a nap! She is also a trained breastfeeding consultant so she helped me with that as well. Any and every question had an answer. Over the next 6 weeks, even when she wasn’t physically with us at our apartment, she would answer our frantic questions via text. She was so patient and kind and made being new parents easier.

The best thing about Kathy was that she really set us up for success. She taught us so much of what we needed to learn and gave us the confidence as parents to move on and tackle being a Mommy and Daddy without her.

If you are considering using a doula or are curious about what they do exactly, I hoped this blog post was helpful in answering some of your questions! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

Xoxo-J

SWEATER WEATHER

 

Photography by Shadi Garman

Sweater: Line and Dot Skirt: Armani Jeans Flats: Steve Madden Purse: Celine Dion Hat: DSW

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Matt and I went to the wedding of two of our dear friends on Saturday night and it was so much fun. We got to get all dolled up which doesn’t happen much these days being home with our little lady!

I have taken a few months off from the blog and I am super excited to be back posting content. I have really missed blogging but I am so happy I took some time to just enjoy being with my little girl. I have cherished this time and can’t believe how fast time has gone! Charlee will be 11 weeks tomorrow! NUTS!

Anyways, on to this outfit :)! We have finally entered my favorite season, FALL! I love layering, sweaters, boots, scarves, hats! Fall is the best! I found this adorable knit sweater skirt and wanted to build a look all around it. I love the idea of a cropped sweater paired with a high waist skirt. I think it’s super flattering. I also have to be sure to shout out my amazing Celine Dion handbag! Did you guys know Celine came out with her own handbag line!? Well I of course had to have one!

I am excited to continue sharing more looks and posts on motherhood. Thanks for your support and for being patient with me! I love my followers!

Xoxo-J

A QUICK UPDATE!

Wrap: Solly Baby Wrap (OBSESSED WITH THIS WRAP)  Stroller: Bugaboo Sweater: H&M Sunglasses: Found at a street vendor! Similar here

Photography by Shadi Garman

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by. As of today, Charlee is 6 weeks old!! Since my sweet girl joined our family a lot has changed. My days revolve around Charlee and as hard and challenging as being a Mom is, I absolutely LOVE it! I know everyone says this, but I honestly can’t imagine my life without Charlee and feel so lucky to be her Momma. It’s really nuts how much babies change by the day. Charlee is already out of her newborn clothing and into 3-month! She is a tall little lady! I also swear she looks like a different baby on the daily. I just ordered our newborn announcements and I swear she looks totally different now than she did then.

I think we have finally turned a corner in regards to Charlee’s sleep. She wakes up every 3-4 hours and is down from 10 P.M-10 A.M. waking up twice in between. Last night she actually slept for a five hour stretch! I couldn’t believe it! Sleep is so necessary and it’s really insane how well I am doing on so little sleep. It’s weird, but you just sort of function. I have to say I was worried about lack of sleep because I am such a sleeper, but it’s going well. Matt has been such a support and takes Charlee from 9-11:30 every night so I can make sure to get that sleep. He is amazing!

These pictures are from the other day when I took Charlee out for our daily walk. It really helps with my sanity. Getting that bit of exercise and fresh air is so necessary. I LOVE living in NYC because it is so easy to have a newborn here. I live across the street from the grocery store and the pharmacy making last minute diaper runs a breeze!

The three of us just got back from the Jersey Shore for our first family vacation. It was so much fun and actually a lot easier than I thought it would be traveling with a newborn. I’m thinking of writing a post about that, would you guys be interested?

Anyways, I know this is a really random post haha but I wanted to give you all a quick update. I know I haven’t been posting as often, so please bare with me! I am trying to give myself some time off with my sweet girl!

xoxo-J

 

NURSERY REVEAL!

Hi Guys! Thanks for stopping by! I am so excited to share Charlee Q’s nursery with you all. I have had so much fun decorating and preparing this little oasis for my sweet girl. When designing her room, I really wanted the space to look like a baby’s room but to not be too cutesy. I wanted the pieces I purchased to transition into a toddler’s room as well as into an adult guest room. I wanted it to be elegant and warm and cozy all at the same time.

I had so much fun with this project and I challenged myself with my budget. With a little creativity and patience, I was able to find fantastic decorative accents at a reasonable price. I took my time putting together the nursery and didn’t have to spend too much! I even got a little crafty with a few DIY’s that I’ll share!

The focal point of the baby’s nursery is of course this beautiful crib! I wanted to purchase a crib that would grow with Charlee and become a toddler bed. This crib is incredible because not only does it become a toddler bed, but you can also purchase rails to make it into a full size bed as well! You really get your money’s worth!

This medallion pink rug is another item in the nursery that I absolutely love. Matt actually found it online at Overstock.com. It’s currently on sale for only $270! I really don’t know why it is so inexpensive. I would have thought this rug is super pricey based on the look and quality of it!

Charlee loves her crib and sleeps in it overnight and for naps during the day. When she isn’t sleeping in the crib, I have these beautiful accent pillows on top of the mattress. They are both from H&M. I love the pink jacquard print and floral pillow (other colors available here). The best part is how inexpensive they are. Both are under $20!

As for the crib sheets, I love the Burt’s Bees baby line. I have a few of their light pink striped crib sheets. The fabric is a super soft cotton and Charlee seems to really love how cozy it is. They are also a steal at only $17.99!

One of my favorite parts of Charlee’s nursery are these adorable bunny prints I found on Etsy. I had them printed at Staples for less than $15 and purchased pre-matted frames from Michael’s! The entire project cost me less than $80 for both framed prints. Super cute!

This recliner is amazing!! It’s such a soft creamy leather and is super comfortable as it has a great high back and comfy seat. It reclines and rocks which is perfect for the middle of the night snuggle sessions I have on the daily with Charlee. I decorated the chair with another H&M pink pillow, and adorable Jellycat bunny ! The “Q” was a gift from my sweet Sister in Law which I can’t find online, but I absolutely adore it!

The colors of the nursery are light grey, pink, and cream with gold accents. I thought a gold side table would be absolutely perfect. I found this awesome gold mirrored side table side table on Overtock.com for only $66. I also purchased this faux flower arrangement on Overstock as well. That site really has everything you need!

I am super sentimental so this Artifact Uprising Memory box was such a perfect gift for us. Our dear friends sent this to us and I have kept all of Charlee’s little mamentos in it so far. I absolutely love it!

We took this photo in this exact spot! You can purchase this easle from Michael’s.

I found this mirror on target.com for under $50. It works perfectly above Charlee’s bookcase.

I struggled with what bookcase I should get for this space. I debated between getting a tall skinny bookcase, but decided to break up this small wall instead with a short bookcase and mirror above it. I didn’t want to disrupt the space with a tall piece when everything in her nursery was around waist height. I purchased this Ikea Bookcase for $100. The wire basket  is from H&M and the pineapple lamp base and polka dot shade are from World Market.

How cute is this Ottoman?? I found it on Allmodern.com for only $179! I also love the pineapple pillowcase. I am still looking for a frame to go over the ottoman. I plan to blow up a large print of Charlee and get it framed!

This adorable Pom Pom Basket was a gift from a dear friend. I keep all of Charlee’s hats and bows in it. She has yet to wear any of them since she absolutely hates having anything on her head haha!

This dresser and changing station are a set with the crib but are sold separately. I love this dresser and can use it in a guest room when Charlee grows older. The painted mural above the changing station was a gift to me from my Mother for my bridal shower. It was hand painted by a friend of hers and is a quote from one of my favorite Celine Dion songs. I had to get a Celine reference in her nursery somehow, right?! 😉

Photography by Shadi Garman

I hope you all enjoyed taking a look into Charlee’s nursery! It was such a joy creating this space for her and a true labor of love.

See below for all items featured in this post:

Crib: Smartstuff #Myroom Convertible Crib  **Toddler Convertible Rails for crib available here

Medallion pink rug

Dresser: Smartstuff #Myroom Dresser

Changing Station: Smartstuff #Myroom Changing Station

Pillows: pink jacquard print, floral pillow (other colors available here).

Burts Bees Baby crib sheets

Etsy Bunny Prints

Palliser recliner, H&M pink pillow, and Jellycat bunny

Gold side tablefaux flower arrangementArtifact Uprising Memory box 

Target mirror 

Ikea Bookcase 

H&M wire basket  

Pineapple lamp base and polka dot shade

Gold and grey Ottoman and pineapple pillowcase

Maisonette Pom Pom Basket

Dresser and changing station

xoxo-J

MAMAS BACK! PINK KIMONO ROOFTOP!

Photography by Claire Petersen

Kimono: Nordstrom Top: Lilac Clothing Jeans: MIH Shoes: Steve Madden Sunglasses: I found these at a street vendor! Similar here & here Purse: GucciHair Clip: H&M

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by! I am so excited to share my first look since giving birth! I was super nervous to schedule a blog shoot since Charlee is too little to really have a consistent schedule. I sort of had to wing it timing wise! Luckily, the timing worked out and she happened to need to eat right before we started shooting so she was a happy little thing by the time we started shooting. I put her in her car seat and we went up to the roof to shoot this look. She was a dream! I thought I was in the clear when all of a sudden it started raining ugh. I was determined to get these pictures so we shot in the rain anyways. You do what you have to do with a newborn, am I right!?

Anyways, on to this look. How cool is this kimono?? I am sort of obsessed with it and have worn it multiple times since I got it last week. I have worn it paired with jeans, shorts and a maxi dress. I love it. I also took a trip to Club Monaco this week and invested in these M.I.H. jeans. I had never heard of this brand before but I really like the quality and the fit. I figured I deserved a nice pair of jeans that fit me so I splurged a bit on these. I have been able to get my pre-pregnancy jeans on but they aren’t the most comfortable at the moment so I got one size up for now. I figure I can take them to the tailor when I lose the rest of the weight. Last but not least, I wanted to talk about this awesome Lilac Maternity top. It’s a top that works during and after pregnancy. The top is nursing friendly and the material is stretchy so it accommodates a pregnant or flat belly :)!

I hope you guys have a great rest of your week! I’ll be revealing the nursery on the blog early next week so remember to stop back by!

Xoxo-J

MY NEWBORN NECESSITIES

Hi Guys! Thanks for stopping by!

Over the last two weeks, I’ve gotten a handle on the items that have become essential for me (and my sanity) as a new Mom. I wanted to share them with all you Mommas out there! For expecting Moms, registering for a new baby can be overwhelming. Matt and I registered at Buy Buy Baby and scanned literally every possible item our baby could possibly need LOL! We ended up returning a number of things but at least we were prepared! The list below may not be a complete list, but so far my favorite, can’t live without essentials. These items make my every day a lot more successful with my Charlee Q.

  1. Bumbo Changing Pad– My changing table came with a changing pad on top of it, but it required a sheet and a boppy pad. Newborns have what seems like a million diaper changes a day which can get messy. I was constantly changing the sheet and boppy pad after every third change which was getting so annoying. This Bumbo pad can simply be wiped clean after every change. It’s also soft and comfortable for the baby as well. I got the grey color! LOVE it!
  2. Happy Mama Breastfeeding Bars – Breastfeeding hunger is no joke. Sometimes I am so starving all of a sudden as if I haven’t eaten in days! I keep a stock pile of these bars in my pantry to grab when I need to feed Charlee and just don’t have the time (or hands) to prepare something. They hold me over until I put her down to rest and can make something substantial for my meal. 
  3. Aden & Anais Swaddle Blankets– These blankets are seriously the best. They are so versatile and I have used them a million different ways since having Charlee. I use one to lay over my basinet when out walking to protect her from the sun. I use it as a swaddle, or as a blanket to cover her if she gets cold. The material is so soft and she loves it against her skin :).
  4. Simple Wishes Hands-Free Breastpump Bra, Pink, X-Small-Large -I didn’t get this bra until a week into breastfeeding. I was having to hold the pump in place every time and getting horrible back and neck pain. This bra is awesome and keeps the pump in place so I can be hands free. It also fits multiple sizes because of it’s design so unless you are plus size, the x-small-large will definitely accommodate.
  5. Skip Hop Grab and Go Double Bottle BagBlack, Black– I love this on-the-go bottle bag cooler. I pack a bottle with breastmilk every time we leave the house to make sure I have extra supply for Charlee. It comes with a freezer insert and keeps the bottles cold and milk fresh.
  6. Prince Lionheart® Evo™ Wipes Warmer in White/Grey-Charlee HATES getting her diaper changed and the wipe warmer has helped significantly. I would imagine having a freezing cold wipe up against your bum can’t be pleasant, right?! This is really helpful and has made a difference in her fussiness when we change her.
  7. My Breast Friend Nursing PillowI can’t say enough about this pillow. It is such a necessity. It is so awesome because you clip it on to yourself and immediately have tons of support when breastfeeding or just holding your baby. I brought it to the hospital and use it all day long. I recommend purchasing an extra cover though in case your babe spits up (or in our case poops) on it haha!
  8. Born Free Breeze Bottle Deluxe Gift Set in Clear-These are the bottles that work really well for Charlee. Every baby is different but these are great for my baby girl.
  9. Zoli ‘Buzz B.(TM)’ Electric Nail Trimmer-Charlee has the fastest growing nails of all time. This trimmer is safe on baby’s tiny fingers and does the trick.
  10. Solly Baby Wrap Carrier-I LOVE this wrap. My sister in law Lisa sent me this and I have used it every day since having Charlee. She just loves being close to Mommy or Daddy in the wrap and usually passes right out even if it isn’t really her nap time lol!
  11. Honest Hand Sanitizer-I love this sanitizer! It comes with a pump which is awesome to keep next to the changing pad on my changing table. It’s so convenient to pump and get sanitizer when you don’t have but one hand free! It’s also a gel and smells so nice and doesn’t dry out your hands.
  12. Jonathan Adler Rock and Play-This is a Godsend! We are currently doing our very best to get Charlee to sleep in her bassinet or crib for naps and at night time…it is a work in progress! While we continue to work on that, this rock and play rocker is the best and she loves it. It always puts her to sleep!
  13. Summer Infant Swaddle Blanket-This swaddle blanket was recommended to me by my friend Katie. There is no need to ever learn to swaddle with these! Charlee can’t get out of them and she absolutely loves them. We wrap her in them every night to put her to sleep!
  14. Baby Shusher-I love this thing! Initially it sort of freaked me out because the sound (shhhhh) that comes out of it is actually a person’s voice. As creepy as that is, it’s the reason she loves it so much. I also love that it is mobile and just needs batteries. I use it in her crib to settle her down and also in her stroller when we go out!
  15. Baby Mittens– We have to have Charlee in gloves constantly or she scratches her sweet face. I had one brand that worked OK but they fell off a lot. These Lucky 21 mittens are awesome and stay on all day. I will say they look kind of funny but I’m just happy she isn’t scratching herself anymore and I don’t have to keep putting them on!

Well, that’s it (for now)! I hope this was helpful! If you guys ever have any questions please reach out! I hope you will share with me your list of newborn necessities so I can share with our community :)! My plan is to make this a series and do updates with my favorite products as Charlee grows!

xoxo-J

 

BIRTHDAY DRESS

Dress: Seraphine Maternity Earrings: H&M, similar here, Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Happy Monday everyone!!! Yesterday was my 30th birthday!! It totally snuck up on me. As you guys know, I just had my delicious baby two weeks ago so I have been a little preoccupied and haven’t had any time to think about my birthday. Matt and I decided we will push back any sort of big celebration with family and friends until sometime in January or February. Hopefully by then Charlee will be sleeping through the night and I won’t be breastfeeding anymore so I’ll be able to really enjoy myself and have a night to celebrate and be present! That said, I have to say I had the best birthday ever even though there was no “dirty thirty” party going on. We actually ended up going to brunch and taking Charlee with us! We went to Almond in NYC which is actually incredibly baby friendly. I had a glass of rose and a delicious omelet! It was so fun and Charlee did SO well! It was so nice to go out for a meal with my little family for the first time!

I wore this really cute red and white striped nursing friendly dress to brunch. It’s currently on sale for $60 so now is the time to scoop it up!

I hope you guys had a great Monday! As always, thanks for stopping by :)!

xoxo-J