Olive Green Goodness

Happy Thursday, everyone! This week has been so long and very eventful, I am glad it is almost over. We decided to buy a new couch, sell our old one and a couple of chairs, have a backsplash put up & a new light fixture in our dining room…all spur of the moment decisions, and all while Remi has been not sleeping and fussy. I’m starting to wonder if she is a little colicky, but that is a post for another day.

The weather has been SO hot and humid here lately, so honestly I haven’t been going out much! It doesn’t help that Remi hates her carseat, and I don’t shower 50% of the time…haha #momlife. When it isn’t too hot, we like to go on a little walk around the neighborhood. I actually think Remi enjoys the warm weather and that it relaxes her.

I love this light weight (nursing friendly!) top from Shop By Beck. It happens to be my favorite color, too! Notice how tan Say is compared to me…this girl spends ALL DAY long outside playing with neighbor friends.

How cute is Remi? She will be 2 months in a few days and I can’t believe how tiny she still is! Completely different than Saylor was, so it has been fun to see their differences.

I love love love the bassinet feature of this stroller…it is so comfortable for Remi and she really likes it. You can shop the stroller HERE.

Shop Saylor’s romper HERE

Shop Remi’s bow similar HERE

Shop Remi’s dress HERE

Shop my shoes HERE

Cheers to the (almost) weekend!

xo,

Robyn

 

Momsense

As a new mom again, I’m learning about all sorts of new baby companies. Companies with products I had no idea that I needed. You NEED so much stuff as a Mom! If you are nursing or have nursed before, you understand me when I say that I worry if my baby is getting enough. With Saylor, I took measures to ensure I was (over) producing, because I didn’t want to starve my baby! This time around I understand my body a little bit better, but how are you ever sure that your baby is getting enough?

One of my friends told me about Momsense…this handy little gadget that lets you listen while your baby nurses, then sends you information to your smart phone on your nursing session. It records the baby swallowing, lets you know how long they nurse for, and the quantity consumed on each side. You hook it up to your phone and everything is kept track of on their app. It is so simple, and really helps put your mind at ease.

Momsense is on sale for a killer price right now, only $49. It is normally $89 so it really is a good deal. I highly recommend this product, especially if you are wanting to know how much your baby has nursed!

I feel like this blog took me 18 hours to write up and post…I am THAT tired. 3 weeks of only getting 5ish hours of sleep is finally catching up to me! I’m not (really) complaining haha, I just forgot what it was like to not get good sleep! I know it won’t last forever so I am really trying to appreciate those quiet, middle of the night moments with Remi and I. Thanks for all your love and support and patience, being a Mom to more than 1 is no joke! Happy weekend!

xo,

Robyn

 

Mama Martina Diaper Bag

As a mom, and soon to be new mom all over again, I was on the hunt for a new diaper bag! Since Saylor has been potty trained I haven’t used an actual diaper bag in quite some time. I was looking for something practical, cute, lightweight and affordable. Insert Mama Martina here. I found her site while doing some late night baby gear researching, and I’m so glad that I did!

I was immediately drawn to the basic stripes and the PRICE. They are so very affordable for the size and quality. The great reviews were good to see, too! I love that they come with a changing pad, stroller straps, cross body strap…all of these things that usually make for a very expensive bag.

   

I also love that this company is a small, mama ran owned and operated company! Martina saw a need in the diaper bag world, and filled it! It is always great to know that a product has been carefully thought over and cared about.

  

     

You can shop this cute navy and green on HERE, and it is on sale! Be sure to grab one quick before they sell out. Even if you aren’t in the market for a diaper bag, this bag would work great as a work bag, beach bag, or even an overnight bag. The possibilities are endless! Happy Wednesday!

xo,

Robyn

The Constant, Unavoidable Question…

…”Sooooo, when are you having another baby?”

<insert eye roll>  Am I right?

As I was sitting here minding my own business, watching Laguna Beach reruns for the umpteenth time, I get a random text from an old friend asking when I was going to give Saylor a sibling.  Seriously?!  No “Hi! How ya doing?!” first??!!  Shoot straight, why don’t ya?

I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked this since Saylor has been born.  She just turned 3! Give me a break!  One thing that I learned from becoming a mom is that what you thought and planned when you were younger, goes out the window.  2 year age gap sounds perfect right?  The thought of getting and being pregnant when Saylor was barely a year old soon became comical to me.  I couldn’t imagine!

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Since when is it okay to just ask a woman if she is pregnant yet? Or when am I going to get pregnant? First, that is between my husband and myself, and secondly, what if I am trying to get pregnant?! What if it is something we are struggling with?!  DON’T ASK SOMEONE THOSE QUESTIONS!!  If they want to bring it up to you and talk about it to you, free game.

I’ve also had the typical concerns about having another baby. Will I love the next baby as much? Will I connect with it?  But it will take time away from Saylor.  Will she hate me/the baby?  What if I get so sick and can’t do anything with Say for MONTHS?  Why throw off our perfect relationship/schedule?  Everything is SO fun and easy right now!  What if I just don’t want another kid?!  Don’t call me selfish, I know you all have struggled with these as well!

Anyways…rant over 🙂 I am here to say once and for all, put it out in the universe that we are now trying for another baby.  We are excited and ready.  I’m nervous and scared!  I know everything will work out the way it is meant to, I just can’t help worrying a little bit!

I know this post was a bit of word vomit, and this is just coming from my experience and my life. I don’t ever mean to offend anyone or hurt any feelings, but I hope you guys can relate to me on some level and understand my feelings!

xo,

Robyn