One of the most fun things about having a baby is seeing how much they grow and change CONSTANTLY! As much as I hate having her grow up, its so fun to see her little personality coming through, and watching her develop.
Right out of the womb Cece was our little observer. She hardly even cried when she came out because she was so intrigued by everything going on around her, and she was just watching everything! lol If you know Cece, you know that she will win in any staring contest because she'll sit there and observe every inch of your face without blinking! We have an ongoing challenge in our family to see who can win in a staring contest with her, and we still have yet to see anyone prevail.
When Cece was aorund 6 weeks old she stopped liking to be held like a "baby" and she wanted to look out and see everything around here. She LOVED to be held with her belly on my husbands forearm facing out, kind of like a football hold, and most of the time that was the only way she would be happy being held. Not soon after discovering how much she loved to be held on her stomach, we were contacted by Babocush to try out their product. I was so excited to try this product because it got exhausting having to hold her constantly, and I had nothing to put her on that would hold her the way she wanted to be held. This product is awesome because its like a little rounded cushion that you put on top of your Mamaroo, or any other swing you might have and your baby can lay on their stomach while it rocks them. Unfortunately, Babocush had some difficulties with their inventory and we weren't able to get the product for a couple months, so by the time I was able to try it out Cece was a little too old for it I think. I know she would have loved it if she were a little younger like around 6weeks to 3 months, but now that she can hold up her head and roll over, she gets a little antsy being strapped down in one place. Even though I think she is a little too old to enjoy it like I know she would have when she was just a wee little thing, I still put her in it from time to time and I think it is a great way to do tummy time. She hates tummy time for the most part, but when I put her in the Babocush she holds herself up with her arms, holds her head up great, and I can tell that it has really helped with her overall strength.
Black dress: Boo Hoo // Round glasses: Aliexpress // Bag: Red Dress Boutique // Faux Fur Slippers: Steve Madden // Pineapple Swimsuit: Red Dress Boutique // Gold Sandals: Red Dress Boutique // Sunglasses: Quay
Ashlyn here! So I am officially back in Utah! It has been a crazy roller coaster these past couple weeks. We got back from California the 17th and I was just so so sick, that I ended up staying in Utah instead of going back to New Orleans. I am going to go over all the details in a later post, because I think it will be super important to share my story with you guys. Pregnancy and sickness is just NOT fun, and along with that, I have a disease that I have been struggling with for the last year, which has gotten worse with pregnancy. I want people to know that pictures on social media are just the surface of someones life, its not by any means reality.
But with all that put aside, we did have a blast in California! We got a few things from Red Dress Boutique that we wore out there and loved. Sarah's pineapple swimmy was a total hit, everyone kept asking about it! We actually really love Red Dress Boutique because they have a great price point and tons of clothes, shoes and accessories to pick from. Right now they are having a 70% off sale, so definitely check it out!!
I seriously can't believe I only have 3 more weeks until my baby girl arrives!! My husband will be moving back to Utah like literally a week before she's due, so I am really hoping she doesn't try and come early! Sarah was 10 days early with Cece, so there is a possibility I could be the same, lets just hope not. lol. I would be devastated!!
Anyway, I hope you guys are enjoying your summer!! Thanks so much for reading :)
Traveling with an infant is definitely no easy task, packing for one is almost even harder! I think I brought her whole wardrobe worrying I might not have enough clothes for her. I was so worried about everything I would need for her that I forgot my ID and didn't remember until we got to the airport and I about had a heart attack! Luckily my husband is a pro at weaving through traffic and got all the way to my house and back with 5 minutes to spare! Everything after that felt like smooth sailing! Cece was such a good little flyer too, I couldn't have wished for her to be any better. She slept as soon as we took off and barely woke up at all throughout the whole flight. Ive been told that its best to have her sucking on something when we take off so that her ears don't plug up, but I literally couldn't keep her awake or coherent enough to do that, haha! Luckily she was just fine and seemed content the whole time. :)
After we landed and got our car and settled into our Airbnb, we headed straight to the beach! The weather was absolutely perfect, and of course we had to stop off and get some snow cones. :0 Everything seems to taste better when you're sitting on the beach basking in the sun! We also found this cute little breakfast shack that we went to every morning and got their meat breakfast burrito with everything on it. If you're ever in the oceanside, CA area, you definitely need to try this! Its called Buccaneer Cafe, and its right on the beach so you can have a great view while chowing down.
One of our absolute musts on this trip was our Vauva backpack! We literally took it everywhere with us! It was the perfect size to fit everything I needed for Cece, and I also had enough room for sunscreen, water, phone, and all my other knick knacky things I like to carry around with me. This backpack is technically a diaper bag, but Ashlyn still has baby Reign in the oven, and this backpack was still perfect for her too. She packed her sunscreen, water, towels, chapstick, sunglasses, you name it! We also carried around some hair supplies because our services were in high demand for braids on the beach! lol We grew up with 4 girls in the family so we're use to the hair trains.
I think its pretty fair to say that we all had a blast on our Cali trip, and we cant wait for our next family trip with baby Reign!
*My cute hubby
So as most of you know, we have been living in New Orleans since April, for my husbands work. Every summer we move to a new state from usually April-September. But this summer is different for us because we have our baby girl coming August 1! So I will be going back to Utah at the end of June to starting nesting and getting ready for her :)
My husband, Drew, and I decided to take a little trip to the Grand Isle this last weekend. . His only day off is Sunday, so we had to take advantage of the one day we get off! The Grand Isle a town right off the Gulf of Mexico, where they have a cute beach town and beach houses where people can rent and hang out! The drive there is basically one road that goes through marshland and water and endless ocean. It's pretty cool but I felt a little claustrophobic being so low with the water. Like I am used to being elevated and seeing mountains in Utah, but here you can't see anything but water! We had a fun day just hanging out at the beach, tanning and finding seashells. After, we went and got some fried chicken, which is my faaaaaavorite meal since I have been pregnant! I loove it, and this is the perfect place to be for that. haha.
So next week I finally get to see Sarah and Cece!! We are taking a siblings trip to San Diego :) I am sooo excited. We got an airbnb in Oceanside, so we will be just hanging out at the beach and chilling! I haven't seen Sarah and Cece for 2 months, so it is going to be sooo good to see them!! Of course I am going to overpack too many swimsuits, but this lemon one from ASOS is a must and definitely coming with me! Sarah has the same style but in black. We love these swimsuit styles because they are super comfortable, off-the shoulder and cute prints! You can shop ASOS swimsuits here.
I hope you guys are having a fabulous weekend! Thanks so much for reading!!
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