Friday, October 24, 2014

Night Nurse?

I can't decide how I feel about this article. It's about a mom who chose to hire a night time nanny with her second baby.

I mean, I get it. Babies are hard. But I still feel iffy about it. This mom doesn't have to wake up at all during the night and spends a vacation away while the nanny sleep trains the baby. Bliss!

I must feel this way because I'm a bit jealous. Kudos to this mom who is aware of the strains on her relationship and personal well-being that her motherhood situation causes, and then solves the situation. And then stands up to other mom's judgement about her solution.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Provo Fashion Week

While I adore Eleanor, I'm pumped to share something non-baby related...

Thursday, October 2, 2014


It was so nice to have my parents in town last week. They are so lovely. My mom suggested going to Hogle Zoo in SLC- which is a fabulous idea- but I thought... I will sweat so much walking around outside... maybe an aquarium? I'm glad she settled because gosh I liked it. The penguins getting fed, the octopus suctioned on to the glass, the tunnel under the pool of sharks, ooo and the 14 ft. anaconda in the South America animals section- it made me want to go to one of the huge aquariums with whales in CA or Florida... or wherever they are. Some of us may have snoozed during the visit, I won't say who.
My teeth look miraculously white in this photo... 
Also, I wanted to say that these blog posts on a woman's career were so inspiring to me. Although currently my career is being a mom at home, and I'm mostly happy with that (it is rewarding, but you know it has it's ups and downs), it felt satisfying to me to read posts about confident career women, especially this video of Peggy in the tv show Mad Men, which is set in the 60's. 

On a separate note, Grandma Phoebe you will love to know that my good friend Whitney Lawter (the one who went to India whose blog you followed?) is expecting a baby boy at the beginning of next year! As is my other previous room mate, Kelsey, whom I don't think you know, but they are both expecting baby boys within weeks of each other. I'm so giddy for them. Was it coincidental?! I think they planned it :)

And, I found a legit website for moms and moms-to-be, It's sophisticated, talking about maternity and mom wear, nursery decor, the cool diaper bag options, and personal stories of how moms deal with twins and babies in the NICU and that sort of thing.

Some more photos under the "read more" if you're interested.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Baby Favorites #2

Brent and I went rather minimal when it came to baby supplies, I think (though that is relative- because we still have a ton of baby stuff). There are so many things to buy, and it's tricky because it's not 100% your baby will like everything! So here's my "list":

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Carseat

This happened today on the way home from the grocery store. That little snoozer. ALSO, she went to bed a whole hour earlier than usual! At 8pm. Very good news. Lets hope that keeps up. Although, when my mom gets here in a few weeks, I'm sure she'll be keeping Ella awake till way past both of their bedtimes ;)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Baby Spam & Nonsense

It is ridiculously silly how excited I get over normal baby bodily functions. When she burps after eating, it's like a small victory. And I am over the moon when she has a crazy diaper- then I feel validated I'm feeding her enough.
I'm obsessed over the nursing dresses, and frankly the shirts too, by Swedish designed Boob Nursing Wear (Update: I found this dress cheaper and in the U.S. at and I've bought it!). I feel like they would make nursing so much easier! They're a little pricey... so I haven't bit the bullet yet, but I want to. It has a simple little flap that you just pull up to nurse. It almost seems like I could make one... but... you know.
Also, I just finished reading "Anne of Avonlea" and it was so fabulous. I need to read more! I mean, I have the time. 

Brent is also leaving this Friday (with one of his brothers) for Austin, Texas to go to a BYU football game. He is so pumped about it- always nice to have something good to look forward to. I didn't want to face the hassle of a plane ride with Ella for just a football game- not quite my thing, so it'll be just us girls this weekend. Hopefully it won't be too boring. I'll have to find something fun for us to do. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Babywearing and Baby Favorites

I find myself a little obsessed with 'baby wearing.' I think it's the combination of having use of both your hands (I didn't quite realize the beauty of this concept until holding a baby all the time...) while keeping the little teddy still so close by. Unfortunately, Ella is kind of hit or miss with whether or not she likes to lounge in the Ergo carrier...

But, in researching baby carriers, I don't remember finding anything negative about the Ergo! So, I did want to share my own personal experiences so people on the lookout can get both sides: