Friday, January 23, 2015

My Must Have Baby Gear!

Happy Friday ladies! It's crunch time over here trying to get everything organized before our little one arrives! It was such a trip pulling out all the baby equipment to wash and clean earlier this week! How is it that its only been a couple years since the "baby stages" but I feel like I have forgotten so much already?! I swear the to do list is never ending but it felt good hitting up Nordstrom this week to check off some the items on our to get list! Today i'm sharing our must have baby products (that we loved with Ava) and are restocking up on this time around as well!
Here are some of my products we can't do without....

We always stock up on swaddle blankets and Aden & Anais are our favorite (now lets just hope we remember how to swaddle ;)! They also make crib sheets, hooded towels and wash clothes which are also staples in our house. As for a double stroller we knew we didnt want one that was side by side (kudos to you moms who can maneuver those things!I took out everything when I tried out my sister in laws the other day ;) We ended up ordering the Baby Jogger City Select! You guys who have been following for awhile know we had the Uppa Baby Vista with Ava (and loved it) but unfortunately with the 2012 model the only second seat adapter option is one that faces inward and looks at the back of a another seat. If any of you have toddlers you probably know it is hard enough to get them to stay in a stroller let alone when they have to face inward looking at the back of another seat. The 2015 Uppa Baby has an outward facing option but I would have to buy the 2015 version. Once I compared the Uppa Baby Vista 2015 and Baby Jogger City Select I found them to be extremely similar but the Baby Jogger was a few hundred dollar cheaper. So we placed our order and can't wait the Baby Jogger to come in. (ps thank you to the moms who recommended it on another post I did!!) I'll do a follow up post on the stroller once we have received it and tested it out for awhile. I also included the Uppa Baby G Luxe and G Lite stroller as a great travel option/ lightweight stroller. We have definitely got our moneys worth out of it over the years! Now to look for a double umbrella stroller!
 You ladies who have been following for awhile also know we loved our Marc Jacobs diaper bag! I've pulled that bad boy out again and plan on using for this pregnancy too! We have used it SO much and it's still in great condition! I HIGHLY recommend this diaper bag and have zero complaints about it. I love that its all black and the hubby has no problems carrying it around as well. If your men aren't a fan of the diaper bag look i've included a "diaper dude"cross the body bag option for a more sporty on the go dad ;) For teethers (yikes having to enter that never ending territory again!) we love the Zoli sticks and of course the Sophie giraffes. The Wubba Nub pacifiers worked the best with Ava because they're attached to a little animal for the baby to hold on to. Lastly the Doctor Browns gift set is a great gift for a friend or for yourself. We used those bottles, drying rack and bottle warmer so much when Ava was a baby!

I hope this post was helpful for you ladies and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear what your "can't do without" baby products are!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Life Via the Camera Roll

Hellllo ladies! I'm way overdue for a Life Via the Camera Roll (or should be called "iPhone Photo Dump" because its been so long since i've done one ;) So here we go with all kinds of random shots from the last couple months.....
So many of you asked about this dress on Instagram last week to my girlfriends bridal shower dinner....
It's one of my favorites I have had for years and is not a maternity dress but the comfy stretchy fabric is perfect for accommodating  bumps too! I'm wearing the XS and you can find it HERE! (35 Weeks Pregnant)

Everything is getting pretty tight lately so there's been a lot more of these outfits ;) 
New Balance Sneaks // Zella Workout Pants // My favorite Target Maternity Tank (literally own 5!)

Lou Monster! I think she knows she's about to be outnumbered by kiddos lol

A little mama pampering at the Dry Bar! I'm trying to sneak in as many of these little "me moments" before the little one arrives! (About 34 Weeks in this pic) 
Target Maternity Tank // Paige Maternity Denim // RailsLA Flannel ( similar style same brand HERE)

Off to LA back in Decemeber and Barney's is always the first stop on the list! The infamous Barney's shot! (Ps you know my pregnant self took the elevator) lol
How cute is this coffee shop?! A stop at Alfred's on Melrose for a little pick me up is a must! Ps they have the SWEETEST baristas! 
Always.

After shopping and running around with girlfriends, we wanted to go to The Grove for dinner. Well if you've been in December you can attest it's a disaster around the holidays! We skipped it and snuck one street over to one of my favorite no fail italian spots Terroni for a little carbo overload! It's also pretty family friendly too for those of you with kiddos!

Last week with my little helper picking up some flowers in the sweetest little trench!

 (similar trench  HERE 35% off today with promo code BEST) and leopard flats (similar HERE and HERE)! I have WAY too much fun dressing her! Although I have to say I think dressing a little boy is going to be just as much fun! 

A girls day out yesterday isn't complete without a trip for some mini cupcakes! Local ladies if you haven't been to Susie Cakes on 17th you MUST!!! The peanut butter cupcake and chocolate chocolate cake are my favorite! 

Ava's Jacket Similar on SALE HERE and HERE // leather leggings // mini Chucks 
My Jacket sold out similar HERE // Top // Paige Maternity denim // Frye OTK Boots (Budget Friendly HERE)// and Oversized Beanie (same style different color HERE)
I think I have mentioned before but this is probably going to be our last pregnancy so i've really just been trying to embrace the bump as much as possible! I really want to soak in all these special moments and am kind of sad it's coming to a close! Don't get me wrong being 9+ months pregnant I definitely have my "over it" days but overall I know i'm going to miss all the little special moments that just he and I share! ;)

Bikini Beach Bumpin' at 34 Weeks in my favorite crochet bikini 
Top // Bottom
 (I'm wearing S in top and M/L in bottom)

Soaking in all of these precious precious moments! I seriously cant believe we are going to be a family of four in just a couple weeks!!!

and tackling the nursery! How adorable is this little cub print?!  We are just about finished and I plan on doing a full post on the final outcome soon!!

On another note I shipped out all the Shop BabyBee orders this week for those of you who purchased items! I plan on uploading one more round before on there before I do my Shop Honeybee closet clean out this weekend (kind of dreading it because there's A LOT to purge!) Also some of you requested a baby products must haves post so that will be on the blog tomorrow and an official bump update later this week as well!

I hope you lovelies are having a great week!!
 

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