Mamapod Ergonomic Baby Carrier Review

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Facetune_18-07-2019-13-53-37Happy Thursday from beautiful San Diego!!!

I’m so excited to share my review on the Mamapod carrier! It has been in use by us since the first part of July and is hands down Camilla’s very favorite to be carried in.

I have literally tried three separate carriers and this one has been a hit and the most comfortable, especially for her. I think one aspect she loves most is the foldable seat. It holds her in a very supportive position and the seat acts as an actual chair-like device, which leaves her feeling secure. She mostly enjoys sitting forward facing in it so she can observe the world around her and be apart of it all!

One unique aspect that the Mamapod offers versus other child carriers, is it comes with a detachable support pole. I’ll be honest and say I’ve only used the pole once to try it, and found it to be a little bit awkward. It’s something you’ll have to carry around while using for going short distances or it can be folded up in a pouch under the seat, which is my preference. It can even be held in your hand, or worn on your side until you’ve reached your destination to rest. I do think it would come in handy if you were to use it hiking or doing any type of  strenuous activity. However, I don’t feel like it’s necessary for us, considering I use mine for short term activities but definitely think it would be helpful depending on your situation. It’s simply designed to assist in carrying for long periods of time to distribute weight. The support pole also is adjustable by height and is fully collapsable.

Overall, it’s both functional and stylish. It has shoulder and waist straps for comfort, adjustable leg openings, a mesh layer for those hot summer days that is extra breathable for your tot, and is a soft material that will keep your baby cozy whether facing inward or outward. It also comes in a couple of color options to satisfy your preference and holds newborn aged babies up to toddlers.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our Mamapod so far and are looking forward to watching our girl grow into it. It has been so handy y’all, that I actually keep it in my car at all times to grab and put the baby in during my every day errands. We genuinely love it and am so thankful to have been able to try it.

I would 100% suggest and encourage you to try it, buy it, add it to your registry and have linked it here for you to look into further.

 

A special thank you to Mamapod for gifting this amazing product to us and to Stills and Ink Photography for these images of baby squish and me. So thankful!

 

Have a wonderful rest of your week, friends!

 

XO- CHELSI

 

 

Halo Dream Nest

Happy Friday!!

I’m so excited to FINALLY share my thoughts on our Halo DreamNest! We’ve been using it for about a month now after outgrowing our Halo bassinet and I have to say, we love it! Camilla sleeps so soundly in it and it gives me such peace of mind even though she’s still sleeping in our room. I’ve told y’all before that the Halo bassinet was one of my favorite purchases this time around! I loved the swivel affect, vibration settings and how tall is was, considering our bed is not an average height. I can confirm now, the DreamNest is right up there with my top favorite baby products!

The transition to the Halo DreamNest was incredibly smooth. Camilla took to it right away and it has surpassed my expectations in regards to safety and comfort. It has a breathable insert or “mattress” which allows the flow of oxygen at all times while your baby sleeps, through the mesh fabric and muslin crib sheet. It can also be stationary or if you prefer, has a rocking type attachment, which has been a great feature that our little girl loves. It also has wheels for the ease of transfer from room to room. We’re currently using the mattress in the bassinet or bassinest position which is great for up to 15 pounds. Soon, we will transition to the lower setting in which the mattress will sit on the bottom and this setting will be sufficient for up to 30 pounds.

I love that she can play/nap in it in the living room while I clean or do laundry and at night I can easily move it into my room for bedtime. It is much more versatile when it comes to mobility. We’ve even traveled with it this summer and once it’s set up is perfect! It is a great size and the bag that it fits in when folded can easily be loaded in a vehicle or if traveling by airplane can be safely checked. The only thing I haven’t mastered is having to collapse our DreamNest. It’s actually kind of difficult to tear down and set up, honestly. Conrad has had to help me on a couple of occasions where we’ve traveled out of town and taken it with us. The mattress will also fold down but has to be completely taken apart, so I just tend to carry it if we’re traveling by car and keep it at it’s full capacity. The frame after collapsing is a little bit more difficult to snap in place than our Pack n’ Play but I definitely like the DreamNest much better once it’s completely set up. I feel like it’s well made which is why it may be a little more trying to put together. Just my opinion! You may find it super easy to set up and collapse, just my opinion alone. Luckily, we don’t have to collapse it often and each time we’ve traveled, Conrad has been there to rescue me from setting it up.

We were also gifted a Halo SleepSack! If you’ve been around here for a hot second, you know I am a believer in wearable blankets for infants! I never used them for Corbin and feel he didn’t sleep as well or as long until he was quite a bit older. We’ve been using them on Camilla since about 6-8 weeks old and she sleeps like a rock for anywhere from 10-12 hours per night. I wish I would have tried them out our first time around, but hey, you live and learn right?! This one is one of our favorites! I love the zipper, how soft it is, and that it keeps her just the right temperature as she sleeps, with our home staying around 68 degrees. The HALO SleepSack grow with your baby – from newborn sizing for their SleepSack swaddle to toddler sized wearable blankets and everything size in between. I would highly, highly recommend trying the Halo SleepSack! It is a game changer, my friends and I’m so thankful they have allowed us to try the HALO SleepSack easy transition which helps control the moro reflex for babies who no longer like to be swaddled, but still need a bit of security around their arms.

We are truly enjoying our DreamNest and if you’re on the fence, I would say definitely add it and a couple of Halo sleep sacks to your registry. Halo stands behind their products and I just feel they are the absolutely best for infancy and beyond in their product line. They have developed and designed state of the art products for every day use and have hit the big check marks every parent has when it comes to purchasing what will be both the most safe and effective.

Thank you to Halo for sponsoring this post and for allowing us to try the new DreamNest. I am a believer in every Halo purchase I’ve ever made and feel so honored to get to share my honest feedback with all of you! I hope you will consider the Dream Nest for your little one as well! If you have one, tell me what you think in the comments!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

XO- Chelsi

Photography by: Stills and Ink

Amazon Prime Day

How is it already Monday?! Does anyone else feel like the weekend completely flew by? We had such a nice weekend, well until Conrad got sick. He seems to have caught what I’ve been fighting for the last week or so. Congestion, sore throat, cough, fatigue, you know, the works. Bless his heart! Even though he felt pretty bad, he still made it to brunch with us and laid by the pool yesterday. He was a trooper and played with Corbin and entertained Camilla while I sat on the side and caught a ray or two and took a little #mombreak. It was a pretty laid back weekend and we soaked it up! Those weekends are my favorite. The ones that have no agenda, where you can just relax and enjoy spending time together. It makes me wish there was an extra day between Saturday and Sunday, so we could be all together a little longer, without a care in the world, or well maybe a Z-Pak. My poor hubs! Hoping today is better for him!

Why I’m writing though is Amazon is having Prime Day, which is a series of deals for the next two days and I wanted to share a few things I have bought and LOVE from Amazon to give you insight and maybe make your shopping experience a little more enjoyable, especially if there’s something in particular you’ve been eyeing. Right now is the time to jump on it! Also, let me know if you have any questions, need help finding anything, or need specific links. This is just a start for y’all, as I’m sure I’ll add to these categories as we go along. Let me know how I can be a better resource for you all and what you add to cart! Check out the categories below. They are also stoppable so you can click on them to be redirected to the Amazon website. Remember, if you click on them and shop, I will get a small percentage of the sale. It will in no way cost you a thing to go through my links for purchase but allows me to continue to run this space. Just a little reminder. 🙂 I had questions during the Nordstrom Sale last week, so I wanted to emphasize that point on today’s post.

Here are a few Amazon finds I am loving or have loved!

Women’s Clothing

   Babies & Kids

Health & Beauty

 

XO- Chelsi

 

 

 

Nordstrom Sale Picks

Happy Thursday!

If you’ve looked at Instagram today you know the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to Icon and Ambassador Members! I actually shopped it a little this morning when it opened because I wanted to snag a few things I had my eye on and knew they would possibly sell out tomorrow when Early Access for card holders opened. I’ll be sharing what I actually purchased soon but wanted to give you some insight into what I feel like will be big sellers this year. I will say, per usual, animal print is HUGE. Particularly snakeskin and I am loving it! There are so many animal print options in shoes this year and I about died just browsing all of them! I’ll take one of each, please. Just kidding, but the shoes really are so good this year and if you’ve been around for a hot minute, you know I’m a shoe snob. I also found some good beauty must haves, some I’ve tried and others I’ve been wanting to try and will share and report my thoughts once I receive them.

I’m also thinking I’ll share some kids picks and men’s over the weekend. I found some goodies for my kiddos this winter that I felt were really good buys. More so kids items for them than clothing pieces for myself this year, believe it or not. Every year, I buy Corbin a new coat during this sale because the prices are just too good to pass up on Patagonia and North Face and if you’re like me, you know now is a good time to invest in these items for winter.

There really are so many good things, and as always this sale is my favorite of the season. I love fall, it’s the best season for clothes and shoes IMO and a great opportunity to also score some great deals on designer items. Excited to hear your feed back too on what you buy and what you think in general of this years selection! I’ll be sharing what is actually coming home with me tomorrow, but for starters, here is a list of items I am loving and I think you will also love this year!

 

Have a happy day!!!

 

 

Nordstrom Sale 2019- The deets before you shop

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is right around the corner and there’s a reason why it’s so popular and my absolute favorite of the year. If you aren’t familiar, the #nsale previews all of the latest fall and winter merchandise and the kicker is, it’s BRAND NEW. It’s literally never been seen, all new inventory and a sneak peak into the hottest trends of the fall/winter seasons. The best part is it’s marked down for a few weeks for the public to shop before going back up to full price the beginning of August. Best. Sale. Ever. Therefore, I wanted to share a few tips and tricks I’ve learned since first sharing the sale nearly three years ago. I am SO excited to be covering this sale as I’m forever a Nordy girl and have been an avid shopper of this retailer for years and years.

So, when is the sale?

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The Nordstrom Card: This card is your golden ticket to access the sale early; beginning for Icon and Ambassador members on July 10th-11th and for card holders on July 12th. It allows you to shop early and receive double points for every dollar spent, that can be converted into notes to use on future purchases and can also be a valuable asset in a successful shopping experience. Yet, I’ll be honest, my first year as a Nordstrom card holder wasn’t my finest. I’m pretty sure I bought about everything my first go-round and by August when I received my statement was wondering how in the world I was going to pay it. I ended up with at least 7 pairs of boots, 15 cardigans, a few handbags and no idea how I was going to break the news of my astonishing debt to my husband. I ended up with several items left with tags after that season and sold the majority on a re-sell Facebook page. It wasn’t my most shining of moments and from there have learned how to navigate the sale and not go completely overboard. I have been there, friends and would encourage you to choose wisely. The Nordstrom Card can be a great way to earn rewards and is awesome to have for this particular sale, but make sure you’re using it correctly, so you don’t get yourself in a bind. No sale is worth it and no pair of shoes is THAT cute! Create a budget and stick with it.

A guide for check out: One suggestion I will make is if you find something you know you want, BUY it immediately. These items tend to go FAST and without notice. Just because something is in your cart doesn’t mean it will be saved. I would encourage you to go to check out and finalize your purchase to ensure you get the items you’re wanting. You can make as many purchases as you would like, so be sure to check out as quickly as possible those items you KNOW you want. There is also no guarantee they will restock. Last year, I remember many items didn’t restock. It was unusual and I’m curious to see what will happen this year. There are so many items and several people will send things back, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t get something on the first try. Many times it will go back on the site, but try to snag the most desired items if you can, just in case they don’t restock them.

The best way to shop: I will be shopping online only this year because I have a four month old and we just got back from a trip so its just not feasible this year to travel to a Nordstrom, as the closest one to me is nearly 5 hours away. I would definitely say, go to the store if it’s within your reach to check everything out, try things on and just to experience the #nsale. I was in Las Vegas last year during the preview and I was able to attend. It was so fun and I loved getting to actually try things on in store. It made making decisions easier and I wasn’t as concerned about things selling out. You can go through this link to access the Nordstrom site and start shopping if you’ll be doing so online.

I thought I’d share a few preview items I’m loving below as inspiration and wish you much luck as you embark on shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Whether it’s your first time shopping or you’re a veteran to the sale, keep in mind to shop first, fast and smart and be sure to check back here, as I’ll be updating and sharing more once the sale becomes public on the 12th. Can’t wait to see what you guys are loving and to share more as it goes live! Also, I hope you’ll use me as a resource for any links or questions you may have! Happy shopping, friends!

 

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XO- Chelsi

VII Code Eye Mask

As a busy mom of two, I like many other moms tend to put my needs and self-care on the back burner. Not at all complaining and I wouldn’t change it for the world, yet mama sometimes needs to pamper herself. Anyone else feel this way? 30 minutes of alone time, yes?

I was recently gifted a product that I’ve found to be very effective for under eye circles, is safe for expecting moms, and is so easy and convenient to use. The VII Code oxygen mask is SO good y’all! It feels amazing and has become a staple in my weekly routine.

This mask helps reduce the appearance fine lines and wrinkles (can I get an amen?) and how I like to apply mine is at night before bed. I can sleep in it for up to 8 hours and wake up looking less like a tired mom and more like an energized 20 something. Okay, maybe that’s going a little far, but it’s definitely made such an impact in my routine and I think is something that could benefit other women wanting to take a little time for themselves, even if it’s while you sleep. I have tried many eyes masks in the past. Prior to pregnancy I was using an eye mask that included retinol as an ingredient, not safe for pregnant or nursing so quickly had to come up with a safe alternative that would do the job and that would make me feel like I was making improvements to my skin in the meantime.

The VII Code mask has been wonderful and I’m so glad to have been given the opportunity to use it. If you’re also interested, you can check out the oxygen eye mask, here. Let me know your thoughts and what your results are looking like and remember to always take time for yourself! Doing so will make you a better you to care for those around you!

Happy weekend, friends!

XO- CHELSI

Thank you to Stills and Ink Photography

Favorite baby products

Hey Friday!

Anyone else so happy the weekend is here? I don’t know about you but I’ve never met a Friday I didn’t love!

Camilla is a whole three months today! I can’t believe it, y’all! Part of me feels like we’ve had her here forever and the other feels like she was barely born. So crazy how infancy works. One minute they are sleeping 20 hours a day and the next you’re putting away those newborn clothes and listening to sweet giggles. Insert all the sad eyes regarding those cute newborn clothes. It really does fly by and gets a lot easier in the meantime, especially if you’re a first time mom following along. Soak it in, thats all I’ve got to say! You blink and they are a little bit older and need you a little less.

Okay, before I start crying, let’s get to the good stuff!

Holy moly there are some awesome inventions out there since even having Corbin! I figured I would share my top 10 favorites for you and products that I use every day and LOVE!

10. Wubbanub Pacifier– The binky of all binkies. Loved these with Corbin too!

9. Baby Shusher– Just the best kept secret thats really no longer a secret. This portable sound machine is like a dream, literally. I turn this on and Camilla is asleep in minutes. It’s so good, I am nearly asleep in minutes too! You need this mama’s!

8. Mamaroo Swing– Still the best swing on the market IMO. It’s currently on sale too-BONUS!! It has 5 or 6 different movement settings, a dock for music from your phone or iPod, and is easy to clean. Corbin and Cam have lived in this thing! Always remember to buckle them up, especially when they are able to roll! **

7. Copper Pearl Car Seat Cover and swaddle blankets– Another product I didn’t have with Corbin that has changed my life. They are SO SOFT and the carseat cover doubles as a nursing cover as well. Such a good baby shower gift too! I have two covers I swap out and use the blankets daily!

6. Nose Frida– OMG I cannot believe I’m adding this to the list but it is a game changer. I refused to use this with Corbin but use it daily with Camilla. It’s 100 times better than the dreaded bulb sucker and I feel is much more sanitary. Once you get over the idea of sucking boogers out of your kids nose, it really isn’t so bad! 😉

5. Halo Bassinet– Camilla sleeps in this next to our bed every night. It has a few different settings for soothing, and makes me feel comfortable knowing she’s right next to us. Love how it also adjusts to the height of the bed and is convenient in that it swivels and the sides slide down to enable picking her up and laying her back down.

4. Haakaa Silicon Breast Pump– If you’re breastfeeding, this is life! Seriously, it helps maintain milk production, and keeps waste at bay. I use it on the opposite side when nursing during every feeding and its allowed me to store and freeze milk.

3. Dock-A-Tot– For co-sleeping or travel this is a must! Easy to maneuver and I actually carry it from room to room if Camilla is sleeping or wants to play under her gym. Also, she only wakes up once at night and a big part I believe is due to this product.

2. Owlet Monitor– Worth every penny IMO. It alerts you on your phone if something is wrong with baby by giving O2 levels and heart rate at your finger tips at all times and gives peace of mind when transitioning baby to crib at night or during nap time.

1. Doona– The greatest invention to date. A carseat/stroller combo. Pricey, but SO stinkin worth it. I LOVE this thing and would buy it again twice.

There are a few more products I could list that I swear by and love, but these are the most consistent in our every day routine. Hoping this is a helpful list if you’re in the market for baby items or gifts! Send me any questions regarding any of the above if you have them in the comments and have a lovely weekend, friends!

 

XO- Chelsi

Soul Slings

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Facetune_07-05-2019-02-14-41Happy Tuesday!

Several months ago, when I was still pregnant with Camilla, Soul Slings reached out to me about their amazing baby carriers. I was hesitant at first, just because I rarely if ever used a baby carrier with Corbin. My husband used a cheap one when we would go on trips and I just didn’t think it would be necessary to add to my registry. Little did I know, I would use it frequently.

Insert mom of two.

We are always on the go. Whether its school activities, baseball, or just cooking dinner at home, I am all about baby wearing. Camilla has become a little spoiled to being carried, and sometimes I just have things I have to get done. My ring sling allows me to get chores done around the house or errands checked off my list, all while keeping her content. It comes in a couple fabric options, I chose the cotton jacquard fabric and love how stylish it is. I have to add too, it’s so easy to use and just really makes life a whole lot easier when both she and Corbin need me. I quickly searched  a You Tube video upon its arrival on how to use it and wear it and honestly haven’t looked back since. You simply adjust the sling to fit and cradle your babe and pull the fabric through the ring so its nice and comfortable, yet tight enough to carry your babies weight safely. Its been such a game changer, and I would encourage any soon to be mama’s out there to check them out, especially if you’re a mom of multiple children or someone who is constantly busy, you will fall in love with the ease of the ring sling.

They also have several options and carriers that will suit your specific needs if you would rather have something that will grow with your child past infancy. AseemA goes from infancy to toddlerhood, while their standard option holds babies from 15 lbs. to 40. They also have a carrier that can hold a toddler up to 50 lbs. All carriers, including the ring slings come in several fabric and color options and give great support for both parent and child. This option will in fact be our next purchase; a carrier for Camilla to continue to grow with. Especially when traveling; making airports and sightseeing much more enjoyable than lugging a massive stroller or travel system around. So convenient and easy to pack in a diaper bag or even small compartment.

If you’d like more information on baby wearing or how to purchase one of these state of the art baby carriers, you can visit Soul Slings website, here. They are so worth the investment and Soul Slings takes pride in ensuring the quality and satisfaction of their products. Makes me wish I’d tried this sooner! It’s an investment ranging from $60 to $150 depending on the type of carrier and how it will be used, but overall feel the quality, efficiency and handiness make up for the cost. Plus, you’ll be able to use it for years to come! IT’S A MUST and a wonderful product that I’m so glad we came across.

Thank you to Soul Slings for gifting us a ring sling to try and love. Its made all the difference in maintaining a productive mama all while keeping my baby happy while she rests.

 

XO-Chelsi

Also, thank you to Kimberly Correa with Stills and Ink Photography.

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Being a mom is the best job in the world. Even on those days that I need more coffee in my cup, this mom gig is more than worth it and this year is even more special because I am mama to TWO! I have such a full heart in this season of motherhood and just feel grateful. I can’t believe Mother’s Day is a week away and that Camilla will be three whole months old. Just doesn’t seem possible and it’s hard to believe how fast these babies of mine are growing. Literally soaking it all in because I know they will be teenagers in the blink of an eye! I’m also excited to celebrate my sweet mom! She is one in a million and I am so thankful for all of her love, sacrifices growing up, and now help! Ha! She is the best and we are so blessed by her and the gift of the precious Glammy she is! I hope we can spoil her on her special day!

Therefore, I thought today I’d share a few ideas to shower the one who raised you, boo! Whether you’re celebrating your mother, aunt, sister, or friend, there are gifts for everyone at all different price points.

1. Dainty Initial Necklace: Love this under $30

2. Cozy Robe: Great option and under $25

3. A gift certificate to her favorite spa for a massage or mani/pedi.

4. Coffee Maker: This Nespresso coffee maker is a fan favorite.

5. Travel Steamer: For the mom on the go, this steamer is under $40 and a great option.

6. Tory Burch: These Miller sandals are some that she’ll live in forever. Pricey but worth every penny.

7. One word: Dyson. Only the best hair dryer known to man.

8. The comfiest pajamas I’ve ever put on my body. She’ll love them too.

9. Mama ring: Cute and simple and something she can wear every day.

10. Weekender bag: Cute monogrammed luggage she will love. Another here.

11. Give her something she can look at for years to come with this pretty frame and add your favorite family photos.

12. For the chef in the family, how cute are these MacKenzie-Childs baking dishes?

13. Start her day in the word with this devotional and write a sweet note inside.

14. Super mom dish towel so cute and fun to add to a gift too.

15. For gardening or the gym, these headphones are wireless and easy to take everywhere.

16. The cutest “mama” necklace in three metal choices, here.

17. The comfiest and cutest tees for mom.

18. This for the lady who loves to cook.

19. Her favorite fragrance in this amazing set.

20. Shari’s Berries and Tiff’s Treats are also great options. Especially if you aren’t able to spend the day together.

21. Personalized cutting board.

22. Kitchen utensil and iPad dock.

23. Cute coffee mug.

24. The most amazing planner that will keep her busy days organized.

25. Keep all of her pretties organized with this jewelry organizer.

There are so many great gifts out there and I hope this list gave you some insight and an idea of what to get mom this year. I am also praying for those of you who may have lost your mom recently and/or who may be without your loved ones this Mother’s Day. Praying for peace and comfort for you and hoping that you will soon be reunited with the ones you love most if distance keeps you from celebrating together. For those of us lucky enough to see and spend the holiday together, I pray we will soak in these precious moments and remember to value the quality time we’ve been given. To new moms, seasoned moms, grandmothers, aunts, and those who are like mothers to us, hats off to you! May you know how wonderful you are today and each day in between and how grateful we are for each of you in our lives.

Wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day!

 

 

XO- Chelsi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camilla One Month Update

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Hi friends, so I just published her birth story, but figured I would go ahead and update you on our sweet one month old. It’s crazy to think it’s already been one month since our little girl made her grand entrance into the world. She is doing great and beginning to do more than just sleep, so I thought I’d share a little more about how things are going.

First, Camilla is a super relaxed baby literally ALL the time and already has such a good, sweet disposition, or I like to think so anyway. She’s been eating in 4 hour intervals, sometimes 5 at night, so I feel much more rested than when I was pregnant. She is super strong, now lifting her head for several seconds at a time and focusing much more on objects. She loves bath time, being naked and kicking around. She just flails and coos and every now and then will give you the biggest smile. If I’m across the room and she hears me, she turns her head to find me almost every time. She follows voices, especially mine and Corbin’s and loves when he sings to her. She get this big grin on her face when he’s talking to her and it just melts my mama heart. I think she’s pretty fond of her brother bear! She also loves staring at the ceiling fans, ha and is enamored with the wallpaper in her room. She just sits and stares when I’m changing her. One thing she’s starting to get more used to is tummy time. At first she was not a fan, but each day it gets a little better and I honestly think she’s going to be rolling over before we know it. She already likes her side and tries to push herself over. I don’t think I’m quite ready for that yet so it’s fine by me if she takes her time. Her mamaroo has been awesome during play time. She just rocks and watches the world go by, and let’s mama work on the laundry. 🙂 I remember it being one of my favorite products when Corbin was little too! He loved that thing and I got stuff done.

She had some reflux issues right when we brought her home so she sleeps elevated in her dock a tot at night. We’ll soon be transitioning her to her halo bassinet, but for now she’s content in the dock a tot and it gives me peace of mind as well. I love having her near me and being able to take it in different rooms with me while I’m doing house work or blogging is so nice as well, while she naps. One of my favorite things she does right now is she’ll giggle in her sleep and it’s the sweetest. Her big brother still does this and it makes me laugh every time. My grandma and mom both have always said, the angels must be playing with them in their dreams, and I think that’s most accurate. Those grins and giggles get me every time and are just so precious. She also loves to be held and I’m by no means complaining. I love snuggling with her and am soaking up every minute.

We’re loving watching Camilla grow by the day. She’s 8.5 pounds now, and is starting to get some rolls and filling out around her face. It’s amazing how quickly they grow and how much they change over such a short amount of time.

We had her well check almost two weeks ago and they had to prick her foot for a routine newborn panel and she was sound asleep. I don’t know about you but I’m that mom who dreads all the shots and the foot pricking and may or may not cry more than my kids. Well, the nurse warned beforehand that she would start screaming after they pricked her foot, so Corbin and I were prepared and ready for what was about to take place. They pricked her foot and the child didn’t move. Corbin told the nurse, wow, my sister is braver than me and it was just so funny. She got through that so well and never even flinched. Just giving you an idea of how easy she is. Above all though, I’m just happy and thankful that she’s healthy and that all is well. What a blessing and a gift she is to our family!

We’ll be going to Dallas for the weekend in the next couple weeks and so I’ll be sure to update you all on how well she travels, as with the flu season, we haven’t left our house much or been in the car for long periods of time. I’ve been much more afraid of germs this time around and have tried to stay away from crowded places as much as possible. Now that it’s getting warmer and spring is springing, I hope to be getting out more and actually enjoying some fresh air. I think Dallas will be fun and I hope she does well on the trip! So far, I feel like she will be great and be a little world traveler like her brother was.

Anyway, I hope your day has been simple amazing and just wanted to give you a quick update on our girl! Happy Thursday!!

 

XO- CHELSI