Lilly's birth story is up on the blog! It's a long one (as was my labor)! Photo: @redfieldphoto
Reach for the sky, my little one. Seeing the world anew through her eyes is a lesson in finding the everyday belle. I loved seeing her mesmerized by the leaves gently swaying in the breeze at the park yesterday. She was cooing in sheer delight at something I wouldn't have even noticed. I have so much to teach her but she has much to teach me, too. 🌿#viedeLilly
Today was one of the good ones. We spent the day out wandering Philly with a mama friend whom I've grown so close to sharing pregnancy and now new motherhood. Being home alone with a newborn gets lonely and spending time with her and her gorgeous son was so good for my soul. Mama friends are SO important. #viedeLilly
Lilly is two months old! I can hardly believe it. She loves to smile, especially after getting kisses, she's cooing up a storm, loves being worn and going for walks, and is almost in 3-6 month clothes! Weighing in at 11.9 lbs she's growing so fast and has all the delicious rolls to show for it. Currently nicknames include Lulu, Lilly Loodles, Loolie and Little Lu. 💕 #viedeLilly
I can't believe I'm saying this but sometimes I miss being pregnant. I didn't have the easiest pregnancy so that's saying a LOT. I have my 9 week follow up appointment tomorrow and I'm sharing my birth story on the blog this week! I was just looking at photos from Lilly's birth and I can't believe how long ago it feels already. Giving birth was crazy but so empowering and beautiful. I'm still recovering from it and already thinking about timing for baby number two (I'm a planner...). I think I'm going to need a while - the pregnancy, birth and newborn trifecta are no joke! How long did you wait between your first and second babies or how long do you think you'll wait?
Mama on the go. Seriously don't know what we'd do without our @ergobaby! It saved us during our trip last week. I'll be sharing my baby travel tips after we get back from our Sedona trip. Hopefully by then we'll be experts? 😂 #ergobaby #inmyergo #laissezvousporter
Because it's not Friday yet and a baby in a flower crown makes everything better. Pre-baby I craved the weekend for different reasons, but now it's because daddy's home to help! If you look closely at her lips you can see there's still milk on them because clearly it took a lot of boob bribery to make this shot happen! Photo: @dusoleilphoto #viedeLilly
Exploring Atlanta with my eight week old in tow wasn't the easiest (my husband was here for work this week so it's been just Lilly and me since Monday) but I'm grateful for time with my best friend, her husband and her sweet daughter, some of the best fried chicken I've ever had, al fresco dining on hush puppies and pimiento cheese (thanks, @kinganddukeatl), and a fabulous fiesta! Next stop, Sedona in October! How was your first trip with your baby? I'd love to hear about your experience!
In case you missed it, some of my favorite pieces collected for Lillian's nursery are up on @inspiredbythis (link is in my profile)! I'm in Atlanta right now and it's been quite the adventure traveling with an 8 week old. There have been many highs and lows as you can imagine so it was truly uplifting to see our feature on the site. I collaborated with @dusoleilphoto for this shoot (I just love when IG friends become real ones!) and we have such a fun project coming up. It feels good to be thinking creatively about things non-baby related as that part of my identity has been on the back burner. I can't wait to share this upcoming project with you! Tap the pic for shopping details! #everydayibt
Babies and besties. Isn't it crazy the difference ten months makes when they're little? I can't wait to see these two grow up together!
When your best friend also only wants to order (all the) appetizers and rosé...and your husbands are on baby duty at home. I'd say this bodes well for our Charleston girls trip. #countingdownthedays
Head over to @inspiredbythis to see more of our baby girl's nursery! I'll be sharing all the details on how I decorated this room and where everything is from on the blog soon! (Still working on hiring a nanny and baby girl has been crazy lately so it might be a little while but it's coming!) photo: @dusoleilphoto #everydayibt
Room goals 🙌🏻
Lilly and I are very excited to share that @inspiredbythis featured our shoot with @dusoleilphoto today! Check it out via the link in my profile! You'll be seeing a lot more of this beautiful photography soon - @dusoleilphoto and I have some fun projects in the works! #everydayibt #viedelilly
Lilly loves a good fiesta! #viedelilly 🌮☀️🎉
Is there anything sweeter than a baby in bloomers? Lillian is 8 weeks old today and I'm looking back at her newborn photos wishing time would slow down a bit. My tiny girl is growing so fast! #viedeLilly
I've received a lot of questions about my nursing clothes situation and honestly between my postpartum body and the changing seasons I'm still figuring it out! But I am obsessed with these @bravadodesigns ballet bras for nighttime and lounging around the house. I absolutely loathe wearing bras so getting used to wearing them for sleep (because waking up covered in milk is le worst) has been an adjustment. These are so soft and comfy but still supportive and I love them! I've also linked my favorite nursing bras and tank via LIKEtoKNOW.it. http://liketk.it/2sJmi #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKbump #LTKfamily #LTKbaby #gifted #seamlesscomfort
Philly, you're the cutest. If you're looking for a lavender latte, this is your spot.
This is what my days look like now and sometimes I have to pinch myself because I can't believe I'm her mom. Do you ever just look at your baby and think about how crazy it is that you made a person?! Like a really cute, tiny mini human? Even though it's exhausting and crazy, I'm so obsessed with her (especially when she's asleep)! Also we are taking baby girl on her first plane ride tomorrow so please, please send me your advice!! #viedeLilly
See those thigh rolls? This almost eight week old is over 11 pounds now! In other news, the doctor said I can try to reintroduce dairy! Cheese and a chubby babe, what more could I ask for? Une bonne journée! Photo: @whimsicalimagerybyamberlee (pssst it's this fab photographer's birthday - go show her gorgeous feed some love)! #viedeLilly