Sometimes it’s too cold for sandals and too hot for boots, enter soots? bandals? sandoot!?! Amazing! The word you’re looking for is amazing. I’m in love. I’m so excited to rock my new shoes allllll year long. I’m also wearing my new motivation jeans and my new birthday jacket [thanks Captain.] So basically I’m super fancy. And by fancy, I mean comfortable and easy… lazy fashion… it’s my thing.
If you told me back in 1995 that I would own a pair of overalls and LOVE wearing them, I would’ve laughed in your face. I basically lived to be Cher Horowitz. Knee highs and Mary Janes anyone!? If you don’t know what I’m talking about you are probably a baby and most definitely need to educate yourself and watch Clueless STAT. It’s coming on Hulu this month! But moving on, I live for this outfit. Comfy. Easy. Boom. Complete with a super cute teething bracelet for your vampire baby, always use code BLISSFUL for 15% off at our fave Mama + Little!!!!
In conclusion, don’t be a full on Monet, getchu some skinny overalls and roll with your homies… promise, I’m done. See you soon, I hope not sporadically. Okay, now. Finished for reals.
A mom uniform to be sure, but, real talk, leggings and a flow-y shirt are generally all I care to wear these days. The weather in Florida flip-flops from wet + cold to wet + hot. No middle ground. So layers are best on a cool day that may turn into a scorcher. I’m wearing, yet again, the best compression leggings ever from Belly Bandit. I swear I’m working on a post about all things BB, patience grasshopper. My leather jacket is probably my favorite piece in my closet. It’s perfect. So glad I made the splurge back in 2013.
Do you have a daily uniform!? I wanna know!
Oh me, oh my. I had baby. Ah-gain. You’d think that would prepare me in some way for going through this mess again… Nah. That would be too easy. I feel like it’s a whole new learning process. You forget the sleepless nights, crying, and being covered in poo and breastmilk. I suppose you have a better handle on certain things like feeding, diaper changing, what products are worth it and what are completely useless. So with baby #2 I’ve found some new things along with my favorite standbys for surviving the first 3 months.
Swaddles. We love, love, love our Ollie Swaddle, it is completely Houdini proof and you can get it super snug!! The material is lightweight and moisture wicking so you don’t have to worry about overheating. We also keep Aden + Anais muslin swaddles around for when little man wants to have a bit more freedom. They are also perfect burp cloths, blankets, car seat covers, nursing covers, their uses are endless. Plus, the patterns are so flipping cute.
All. The. Swings. This go around the Mamaroo has not worked its magic, but a friends Graco swing and Rock n Play aka poop chair(literally takes a poo ERRYTIME he is in this thing) have proven to be a little more tolerable for the little prince, but not enough that they would be worth the money to purchase. If you can borrow things from friends I highly suggest it, all babes are different end you seriously never ever know what they are gonna like.
Exercise Ball. Forget your rocking chair. I good ole exercise ball does the trick nicely. Seriously. Both oh my boys LOVE being bounced and rocked on my labor ball. Lol.
Wrap + Carrier. Especially for baby number 2. You have to get your hands free sometimes, i.e. Making big kid breakfast, etc. I love a good stretchy wrap (Happy Baby) for me is the best way to carry my tiny nuggets for the first 3ish months. A structured carrier is great for larger babies or once they gain neck control.
Sound Machine. This is an absolute must. Like you must have one. If anything it helps me sleep better and not here every little snort and squeak mister lets out. We moms wake up to a pin dropping once we have kids, so this definitely helps. I also think it helps once they transfer to their crib gives something familiar.
Coffee. Self explanatory.
A walk outside. Don’t forget to get out. Even if it’s just for the quickest stroll around the block. It’s good for your brain. It’s good for baby. It’s good for toddler. All good.
Amazing Mama friends who just get it. I think the key to not fully losing your mind is having friends you can vent to who understand what you’re going through who can remind you it’s not forever and this season is so quick in the grand scheme of things. Friends who offer you wine and hold your baby. Friends who pray for you and check in on you.
You’re not alone lady. Newborns are tough and they can easily breakdown your spirit. It’s okay. Vent it out. It’s not all sunshine and unicorns. There are days where you might say shut up more than I love you… #nojudgement Remember the unending grace provided in parenting. You’re doing so good mama!
The weather in Florida is so bipolar I can’t even keep it straight. Hence why we’ve been a sick house for a full week now! #sendhelp But just so you know wearing a thick warm cardigan with sandals is not out of the norm here. I’m rocking my most favorite compression leggings by Belly Bandit. Mother Tucker FOREVER. Also, remember when it was a mortal sin to wear navy and black and brown together… now it’s cool, and all on my sweater. This outfit is playground appropriate, but also works for a cute morning coffee date. Wish I was going on a cute morning coffee date, any one want to take me out on a cute morning coffee date!? Tired. No sleep. Sick house. Blerg. Happy Tuesday!