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Monday, October 24, 2016

Monthly Pictures of Your Baby

My baby is only 2 months old and I already have a few hundred pictures of him. I can't help it, I love watching his growth and development.  He looks so different from week to week! I feel like babies grow so fast, especially in their first year. So, I've compiled a list of ideas of "monthly pictures" to capture and remember our little ones growth their first year. 

A Portrait: Like I said above, babies change so much and having a portrait picture each month really shows just how much their features change and become more distinct. 

Bathtime: I really don't think there is anything cuter than a bath baby. They are always so happy in the bath and cuddly afterwords! It really is the best time for a picture and I love remembering Emmett that way <3

Playtime/New Tricks: So, my baby doesn't really "play" yet, but he is starting to grab things, and at things, which is crazy for us first-time parents! Although, he doesn't have "playtime" just yet, I like seeing the difference in his development through pictures.

Picture w/Mom/Dad/Family: I remember looking back at pictures from when I was a baby and wishing that my mom or dad were in them more and I've had friends say the same things. It's SO easy to just take all the pictures of the baby and we'll still have a million of them! But I think it's important to make the effort when we can to try to do individual shots and a family pic at least once a month! 

Specific to Season: I get excited for changing seasons mostly because of clothes ;) but now I get to dress Emmett up! Aren't babies just the greatest when they're your little dolls?! Haha! I have to take advantage while I can! :) 


Thursday, October 20, 2016

October Playlist


If you know me, you know I'm obsessed with music. I obviously have my favorites, but I love it all.  I will usually make playlists to keep me going when Emmett naps. I'll listen to this one as I'm working on emails, editing pictures, doing laundry/chores. I feel like I accomplish more whenever I'm multi-tasking and having music on always helps. So, I wanted to share what I've had on repeat this month. Some are old and some are new. I hope you enjoy! :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The DockATot

If you follow me on snapchat (kristinapadgett) you are always seeing my baby boy in his DockATot!  We have been using the DockATot since Emmett was about 2/3 weeks old, I wish I would have registered for it because it has become such a "must have" for us.

The DockATot is a handmade European product made in Sweden. It's a multi-functional lounger, co-sleeper and playtime lounger. Initially, we used it to co-sleep when Emmett was a newborn, and it was absolutely perfect for those middle of the night feedings. It was so easy to get him in and out!

I was really paranoid about co-sleeping at first, but constantly getting up and feeding was hard during my recovery and I didn't want to use anything that wasn't safe or certified. I just wouldn't put my baby in anything I didn't feel 100% comfortable with. After lots of research I finally found the DockATot. When I saw that this product was OEKO-TEX certified, breathable, and 100% cotton I knew I had to try it.

We no longer co-sleep, but we still use it everyday. Emmett literally takes all of his naps in it. It's lightweight and easy to carry around from room to room. When Emmett is so tired but having a hard time putting himself to sleep, I will set it right next to me as I'm folding laundry or working on a project and 99% of the time he'll just fall right to sleep in it. The swing or pack and play just doesn't do that!

Also, it fits in a suitcase so it's awesome for traveling. It comes in two sizes Deluxe: for 0-8 months and Grand: for 9-36 months. I have the two next to each other for size comparison, and I also have both of the DockATot's on our king size bed to show you how they fit :) The Grand is perfect for toddler bed transitions, but honestly I put Emmett in it sometimes now and he LOVES it! But here's the best part... DockATot is giving my readers $10 off their purchase. So give it a try and click on the link below to get your Dock! 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Cheap Baby Friendly Costumes

I've always loved Halloween mostly because of the candy (because come on') and also I love dressing up! Since no one in my family is complaining about it, I'm having all of us match. Cheesy? Probably. But I feel like I can only do this for so long, and I will take advantage while I can! But I'm also not into spending a lot of money to put my infant in a costume that he'll probably just spit up or blow out in. So, I've complied some of my favorite thrifty costumes for the family below along with my pinterest board of ideas :) 

Super Heros 
I feel like this is so fun for kids and you can get the baby involved too. You can make it really cheap by just going to the store and picking up some super hero shirts or doing a DIY where you can again get a t-shirt and use some hot glue & fabric and put it all together :)

Wizard of Oz
I wanted to do this for this year but decided to save it for the future. I love this because I feel like it's so cute and would work great for families of more than 3. It's also best as a DYI project. You can also make it cost effective by going to the thrift store to find most of these pieces.

Football Game
Babies make perfect footballs! HAHA! Mom or dad can be a ref and then the other can wear a jersey or colors of their favorite football team and there you have it! 

The Sandlot
Ok, this is adorable! We really are leaning towards this one this year, but we'll see! You probably have almost all of these items just laying around your house for the boys. For mom, you could easily wear a white t-shirt and some red shorts or pants and put your hair in a pony for Wendy Peffercorn.

Bank Robbers
Wear all back or whatever you think bank robbers wear ;), that you have lying around the house. Then just use some fake money from the dollar store and put your baby in a paper bag of any sort and glue the money at the top of the bag so it shows.

Ice Ice Baby
I just think this is hilarious and you really can't get cheaper than this! A couple plastic bags and have that baby wear whatever you want! 

What are some of your favorite Halloween costumes? What you're planning on doing with your family? :) I hope you all had a great Monday! 

Saturday, October 15, 2016


TGISaturday :) 

It's been a long week guys. I'm glad it's finally the weekend. I have a love/hate relationship with Saturday's. Wyatt usually works all day which isn't very fun, but that just means we get him all day tomorrow. Sunday's are the best <3 The weather has finally started to cool down and I think it might even rain next week? Flannels are my favorite go to in the fall and winter, not to mention they are great when breastfeeding :) I got this one from H&M and am in love! I hope you all have a great weekend! 


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Shopbop Sale!

Good Morning!
I hope you all had a great night last night, I had a tough one. Trying to sleep train a 2 month old baby is hard. Like constantly giving your baby and yourself pep talks hard. But we're not giving up yet. If you have any tips on how to get my baby to sleeping at an earlier time that would be greatly appreciated!!

Anyway, the reason I'm even up right now despite the fact that I'm waiting for that ticking time bomb to feed ;) is this SHOPBOP SALE! It is the event of the season! If you've never shopped Shopbop, it's the perfect time to head over to their site and go crazy. Customers will qualify for the following based on their total order.
Spend up tp $500, and get 25% off your order; Spend more than $500, and get 30% off your order!

They hardly ever do sales like this so I suggest you take full advantage. Also, to help you take full advantage I've compiled my favorite items of the season that qualify for this sale! Make sure to use code: MAINEVENT16

Happy SHOPPING :) 









Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Kangaroo Pouch? ;)

Wednesday's are great because Wyatt only has one late class today. So we'll probably be exploring, is there anything particularly fun to do on a weekday in the fall w/an infant? Haha! If you have any ideas shoot them down below! :) 

Anyway...Can we all agree that being hands free is probably one of the best things as a Mom? You probably already know I'm obsessed with wearing my baby. I wear him any chance I get. So, you bet I was so excited when I got to try this soothie shirt. This shirt is especially perfect for newborns, their small little bodies just fit perfectly. My little guy is outgrowing it but he still falls right asleep in it. In fact, he literally fell asleep while taking these pictures haha! You can get yours here: LALABU

BTW.. Thank you all for filling out that questionnaire a few posts back. I was shocked at how many of you wanted fashion & lifestyle vlogs! Haha! So keep a look out for those :) I was overwhelmed by your love and support, you guys are seriously the sweetest. *virtual hugs* I hope you all have a great day today!