21.5.15

DOWN BY THE RIVER

One of my favourite things about our neighbourhood, is being so close to the Ottawa River. I grew up living about a 20 minute walk to the river, so it was a huge bonus when we found out that our apartment was about the same distance. I must admit that the first couple years of us living here, we haven't really taken advantage of it, since our work schedules were a little all over the place. But now that the weather is getting nicer, and I no longer work, we are definitely going to be taking more walks along the river.

The weather was absolutely beautiful yesterday so we thought we would take Calvin down. We were out for a good 2 hours. It was nice to loose track of time and spend some time together as a family in the fresh air.

14.5.15

BABY PRODUCT MUST HAVES

Today I thought I would share with you all a few of my favourite products that we have been using non stop with Calvin.

1// Jolly Jumper Moses Basket: This thing is seriously the greatest!!! We can easily move him room to room. It's been a lifesaver for me when it comes to getting ready in the morning. I bring the basket into bathroom and lay it on the ground when shower and he just babbles away to himself. We also bought the rocker stand for it so the top of the basket can be the same height as our mattress. We feel like we've "hacked" co-sleeping since he is right beside my side of the bed, and he is also at the same height as us.

2// Britax B-Agile Travel System: We adore this stroller and car seats! It's easy to maneuver, and folds up to practically nothing which is perfect for storage!

3// Nursing Pillow: Can't enough good things about nursing pillows! Especially during nighttime feedings when I am a little dopey, the pillow keeps him supported.

4// Angelcare Bath Support: Since we are still in our apartment, storage space is pretty limited. Luckily this bath has a hook so it hangs in the shower. It's also super easy to clean which is an added bonus.

5// Mustela Hydra-Bebe Baby Lotion: Now this stuff is pricey, but Alex and I received a few sample sizes, and after using it I definitely am willing to spend a little extra for this stuff! It smells delicious, a lot goes a long way, and it is all natural.

6// Carter's Swaddle Blankets: These blankets are perfect! Super light weight and stretchy so they are perfect for swaddling him.

7// Carter's Scratch Mittens: For the first 2 weeks Calvin wore these every single day. Some people say scratch mittens are a waste of money, but they weren't for us!

8// Swaddle Me by Summer Infant: This is definitely my favourite product! Calvin really loves being swaddled, but can sometimes weasel his way out of being swaddled. With this swaddle he's going nowhere! Wrap him up in this thing and he is out for the night!

What are some of your favourite baby products?

11.5.15

CALVIN'S NURSERY

I thought it was about time for me to finally share with you all Calvin's nursery. I absolutely loved getting this bedroom ready. It pretty much took me my entire pregnancy, but I enjoyed doing it bit by bit. I wanted to buy pieces that were gender neutral so if we ever have a girl we can easily transition it into a girl's nursery. Pretty much every single piece of furniture is from Ikea, can't get enough of that place!

Crib: Ikea
Curtains + Pillow: Ikea
Wall Shelves: Ikea
Mirror: Ikea
Rocking chair: Eames Eiffel rocking chair
Stripped basket: Amazon
Mobile: diy
Alphabet poster: Ikea
Clock: Target
Yarn Wall Hanging: diy

6.5.15

PALMYRA IN THE SPRING

Palmyra in the springtime will always have a special place in my heart. 2 years ago in April I received my endowments in the Palmyra temple. I can't believe it has already been 2 years, it feels like yesterday! I loved walking around the sacred grove with Calvin. Without the events that took place there, I wouldn't have this family of mine. And for that I am forever grateful.