Adeline // Two Months

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Two months have passed since we finally got to meet the love of our life. Joey is repetitively telling me that he’s never seen me this happy before – I’ve never felt this happy before. My life has never felt so purposeful and fulfilled until Adeline came along. I’m not saying it’s been all sunshine & rainbows… But there’s been a lot of sunshine & rainbows. I constantly feel like we won the lottery with this little girl. I’m not exaggerating when I say she wakes up with a grin on her face most days. She’s such a happy little soul, and I’m so grateful that we get to spend the rest of our lives watching her grow. She’s the best thing I’ve ever been blessed with.

To Our Addie Girl:

You are two months old! Somehow this month flew by even faster than the last one. Your little personality is shining through more each day – You are such a sweetheart. 💗 And you are such a smiley little girl. It’s the best thing in the world. I could just watch your little smiles for hours. You are definitely a morning person… Which you get from your dad, for sure. You are still sleeping through the night most nights, and we are still SO thankful that we aren’t too sleep deprived at this point! You’re still wearing size one diapers, and you’ve finally moved up to 0- 3 month clothing! You’re still so dainty, but you’re finally putting some chub on, especially on those little cheeks! You seem to get taller by the day, and I’m convinced you’re going to be taller than me by the time you’re 10. You love your play mat, and you are quite content hanging out on it, especially when Scout joins you! 🐶 You love your doggy! And he loves you so much, too. You are always smiling when he comes and lays down beside you, and when he gives you little kisses. You love music – In fact, you might even be addicted to it. 🎶 You love snuggles, and reading stories! You seem to enjoy my terrible, out-of-tune singing voice too. You love bathing! 🛁 You love tummy time! You also love standing up – You are so strong!  💪 I think your only true dislike (aside from being hungry, being gassy, or needing your diaper changed) is the hiccups! Which you get at least once a day.

I’ve loved watching you grow and learn these past two months, and I can’t put into words how excited I am to continue to watch you discover new things, and flourish into your own little person. You have truly filled me with an abundant supply of happiness… Some days are really tough, but then I look at you, and there is the sweetest smile in the world. And I am reminded that everything is going to be okay, everything is going to be wonderful – Because I have you.

I can’t wait to see what the next month brings us. Especially because it’s going to bring us a new cousin for you!

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You are so loved, Miss Adeline.

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Milestone blanket by Lulujo Baby.

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Adeline // Eight Weeks

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We’ll save the sappy stuff for her two month update next week, but I just wanted to share these precious photos with you guys! I’ve already posted them on all of my other social media so you’ve probably already seen them, but I am obsessed. Adeline honestly gets cuter every single day, and she fills me with so much joy! These heart-melting smiles are the best thing in the world. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world – being a mama is even more amazing than I ever imagined.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I got up super early this morning to make pink, heart-shaped pancakes for Joey. But I was sooo tired, so after we ate and Joey left for work, I crawled back into bed with Addie and we slept in until 10 o’clock! Then we got up and got ready for the day so we could head over to Grandma’s house! Auntie Tia, Jaxsyn, Thatcher, Shelby, and Koehyn are in town, so it was a busy place over there! We made some sugar cookies, and just had a pretty lazy day, hanging out with everyone. Cuddling the babies, and chasing the toddlers! Then Addie and I came home so I could start dinner. We had an extremely fancy Valentine’s Day dinner… Tacos! 😜🌮 After we ate, we just cuddled up on the couch and watched some movies. I had planned on doing so many other things for Addie’s first Valentine’s Day, but I’ve been feeling so mopey lately. I think I’m just pretty exhausted because we’ve had a revolving door of company for the past little while. It’s awesome to see friends/family, but honestly, it does get tiring after awhile. Anyways, I’m going to get my butt in gear so I can be super over-the-top for St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter!

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day, full of love and happiness! XOXO

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B.C. Family Day!

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It was Family Day in British Columbia today. It’s a statutory holiday, so Joey had the day off work! The weather was pretty muggy today, but it was super warm – Which was perfect to spend a few hours out snowshoeing! We just went up along the creek for a couple kilometres, stopped for lunch, and then came back. It felt great to get some fresh air, and spend some quality time together as a family. Scout was beyond happy to get to race around like a maniac, even though he was getting a little too brave by the open creek… He’s not the brightest crayon in the box sometimes. 🙄  Joey wore our Solly Baby Wrap, and carried our precious cargo! And once again, Addie slept the whole time! She seems to enjoy our little adventures so far, which makes me one happy mama! She was in such a good mood today, and she was giving us so many smiles after we got back home! But of course, as soon as the camera appears, her smile disappears. 😔  We went for a quick visit at Joey’s parents when we got back, and then we spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing at home. Now we are all snuggled up on the couch together, drinking smoothies, and watching a movie. Life is beyond perfect. ❤️️

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P.S. I didn’t even realize until I started writing this post that it’s been almost 2 weeks since I last posted! Time goes by so fast when you’re busy with a little one! 

 

Get Your OVer On!

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I’m sure you guys have seen these amazing multi-use baby covers before… This beautiful plaid one is from The OVer Company, and I absolutely adore it! It can be used as a carseat cover, a nursing cover, AND a shopping cart cover! How’s that for versatility?!

Before Addie, I was the type of person who stuffed my cellphone, keys, and debit card in whatever pocket they would fit in and head out. I get so overwhelmed with having to carry around a million things – That being said, I’m fairly minimalistic with what I pack around for Addie. I like to only carry the essentials. The OVer is definitely what I consider essential because it’s so versatile. I can roll it up pretty tight, so only takes up a little bit of room in the diaper bag – and if it’s on the carseat, it takes up no room at all! The material is so soft, and it’s stretchy, which makes it easy to pull over the carseat, or over yourself for nursing!

I can’t tell you how happy I am to have this cover for nursing Addie when we’re out and about. It provides complete coverage, as opposed to the “apron style” nursing covers, that pretty much only cover your boob. The OVer covers you all over! The material is incredibly comfortable, breathable, and has no complicated straps or snaps! It’s super simple to slip on and off, and the stretchy fabric allows you to check up on babe, while you are nursing without having to take the cover off. Plus, it’s super stylish! I fell in love with the Classic Plaid print, but there are so many gorgeous patterns to choose from. You can check them out here.

The OVer Company is a Canadian company, created by mama Sabrina Maulucci. She originally created it for her own personal use, but after finding how handy it truly is, she decided to share it with the world! And I’m so glad she did! Another amazing thing about The OVer Company is that they give back to the NICU, so you can feel even better about making a purchase, knowing that some of the $ is going to help precious little babes.

The OVer covers are $50 CAD each, and are free shipping anywhere in Canada (restrictions may apply). That’s a great price, considering you can use it as a carseat cover, a nursing cover, and a shopping cart cover. If you’re a mama who is nursing or planning to nurse, I would definitely recommend treating yourself to one of these! It is so important to feel comfortable while you’re nursing your baby, and this makes it so much easier to comfortably nurse while you’re out & about. This is also an excellent gift idea if you know someone who has a little munchkin on the way!

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* THANK YOU TO THE OVER COMPANY FOR SPONSORING THIS POST. ALL OPINIONS ARE HONEST, AND MY OWN. *

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Adeline // One Month

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Our sweet baby girl has hit the one month mark! I find it so hard to believe that she’s already been with us for a month, but I also find it absolutely unbelievable that she’s only been with us for a month – She’s just such a humungous part of our lives now, that it’s strange to think of life without her! It’s without hesitation, that I can say the past month has been one of the best of my life. Of course, it has come with difficulties and struggles, but the good easily outweighs the bad. She’s growing like a bad weed, and her sweet personality is blooming more and more by the day! 🌸

To Our Addie Girl:

You are officially one month old! You are already very alert and bright eyed while you’re awake… Your eyes are still a beautiful shade of blue, and I have my fingers crossed that they will stay blue, just like your mama, your nana, and your great-grandma! You are very demanding when it comes time to eat – After all, you’re a growing girl! You’re still wearing NB clothes, but you’ve moved up to a size 1 in diapers. Speaking of diapers, you like the have yours changed immediately after you poop or pee, and you’re not afraid to let us know. You don’t cry very much – you mostly just grunt, groan, and growl at us. You’re still blessin’ mom and dad with 6-8 hours of sleep at night 🙌🏻 (We are definitely savouring every bit of this while it lasts). You love to lay on your play mat, and watch the fireplace. You love to take your naps in the Mamaroo, while listening to country music… If the music stops, your nap usually does too. You love car rides, and usually fall asleep right away once we start driving. You love going for walks in your stroller with mama and Scout. You loooove snuggling, especially with daddy. You’re starting to give us some sweet, little smiles, and it absolutely melts my heart. 💕

In the past month, you’ve brought me more happiness than I ever could have imagined. You’ve made me see life through a new lens, and everyday I am reminded how blessed I am to have this life, to have you, to have your dad. My heart is so full.

I spend a significant amount of time each day thinking about how lucky we are to be your parents. I can’t explain how much joy it brings me when I think about how we get to spend the rest of our lives watching you grow, and learn.

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You are so loved, Miss Adeline.

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P.S. I know this is a day late. Forgive me, I am battling a head cold, and haven’t had much ambition or energy to do anything besides cuddle my babe.

Milestone blanket by Lulujo Baby.

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A JORD Wood Watch for my One True Love + GIVEAWAY!

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and what’s a more perfect gift than an absolutely beautiful wood watch? When JORD reached out, and wanted to know if we would be interested in collaborating, I didn’t hesitate for a second! As you can tell from the photos, these watches are truly stunning. When it finally arrived in the mail, I found that it’s somehow even more gorgeous in person! Not only that, but it comes in this perfect, little wooden box – including a drawer for the “accessories”. I am the worst gift wrapper on the face of the planet, so when a gift comes with such beautiful packaging that I don’t even have to wrap it… I’m sold!

This will be mine and Joey’s sixth Valentine’s Day together. It’s so incredible to think how far we’ve come and how much we’ve grown over the past five years. We started dating when I was only 16 years old and Joey was fresh out of high school! It hasn’t always been easy, but I’m so grateful that we met when we were still so young because it has allowed us the chance to grow and learn together. It’s so special to me that we’ve not only gotten to watch each other mature and become the people we are today, but we’ve got to be there for one another through all of the challenges and adversities in life. We’ve held each others hand through the tough times, helped pick up the pieces when life got really messy, celebrated the big victories (and the small ones), and checked off so many goals and milestones together. Throughout all of the ups and downs, all of the smiles, laughs, fights, and tears, our love for one another has always continued to grow, flourish and strengthen. We are still learning lessons and facing new obstacles every single day, but we’re on the same team. The bumps in the road may not be any less rough, but having your best friend by your side sure does make the ride a lot more enjoyable. ❤️️

Make sure to scroll down to the end of the post for giveaway details! One lucky reader will win $100 credit towards your very own JORD Wood Watch!

“Love is timeless; it is the memory of the past, the joy of the present, and the promise of tomorrow.”

I chose this watch for Joey, because it’s simple, but it is stunning! Joey’s style is quite plain, with lots of blacks and greys, so this watch from the Frankie Series, in Koa & Ash, integrates really well with his wardrobe. When I gave the watch to Joey, he couldn’t stop commenting on cool it is, and how light it feels on his wrist. He’s not really into accessories or fashion at all, but he loved this watch!

I know you guys will love JORD Wood Watches as much as Joey and I do. They are the most fantastic Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one (Hint, hint, Joey… 😉), or the perfect present to treat yo’self! JORD sells both men’s and women’s watches, handcrafted from 12 different types of wood!  There is such an extensive selection, which means there is a beautiful, unique watch to suit everyone’s personal style and taste! JORD Wood Watches watches are exceptional, high quality timepieces. They are made from 100% natural wood, treated without the use of any toxic chemicals. JORD Wood Watches are unique, breathtaking accessories, and they are perfect for anyone with any lifestyle, since they can be dressed up, or go with any casual day-to-day attire!

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And now for the most exciting part…

One lucky winner will win $100.00 credit towards your own beautiful JORD Wood Watch!
But not only that, every single one of you will get $25 credit towards a watch, just for entering the contest! I feel like a mini Oprah… “You get $25 credit, you get $25 credit, you get $25 credit!”

Enter the giveaway HERE!

Contest ends at 11:59 CST 02/12/17 and both gift codes expire 03/31/17.

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P.S. Don’t forget to let me know what your favourite JORD Wood Watch is in the comments below! ⌚😁

* THANK YOU TO JORD WATCHES FOR SPONSORING THIS POST. ALL OPINIONS ARE HONEST, AND MY OWN. *

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