What to Pack for Baby’s First Beach Trip

What to Pack for Baby’s First Beach Trip

Last week we made the 24+ hour drive from Austin to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to spend three weeks at my parent's beach house. Not only is it nice to escape Austin for a change of scenery while we're still social distancing, but we've been able to see both of our families for the first time since January. (Plus... we're at the beach!) This is the first beach trip we've taken since Leo's been mobile and more adventurous, so I knew we'd have to be prepared with all the baby things so he could safely enjoy spending time with us on the beach! We're pleased to know he's definitely a beach baby and has loved every minute of playing in the sand (and eating it) and has even dipped his tiny toes in the ocean. I've laid out the various items we came prepared with based on category so it's easier to sort through depending on your priorities! All items are linked below or you can click here for a quick link to all of the items in one place.

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Postpartum Life

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Postpartum Life

Today I'm continuing the series on 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Pregnancy, but about the transition into postpartum life! The first two posts in this series were some of my most popular posts, so I'm thinking people might also be interested in reading about what happens postpartum. If you missed the two original blog [...]

Leo’s 6 Month Update

Leo’s 6 Month Update

I can't believe my little squish is already 6 months old :') ... and definitely can't believe that we've been parents for half a year... what?! Where did the time go? Time has flown these past 6 months, yet it also feels like Leo has been part of our lives for a while now. It [...]

Pregnancy Bump Progression + Postpartum Photo Series

Pregnancy Bump Progression + Postpartum Photo Series

It's been five months since Leo was born, and I recently found myself looking back on the photos I took of my growing bump during pregnancy. It's almost hard to remember ever having that big of a bump! It's crazy how drastically my feelings about pregnancy have changed - during those 9 months, and especially [...]

Leo’s Birth Story + NICU Stay

Leo’s Birth Story + NICU Stay

I've been wanting to share Leo's birth story and our experience in the NICU for the past few weeks, but have hardly had time to sit down and actually write. I knew this would be a long post before I began typing it out, and I knew that it would be somewhat hard to write. [...]