Watching the Time Go By with Jord

Jord Watch
It’s more than fitting that I recently got the chance to collaborate with Jord to show how I would style one of their gorgeous wood watches. These past 6 weeks have flown by and I’ve been watching the minutes and hours tick by on this pretty little piece. I’ve been wearing it to feel a little more “put together” and it has come in handy to keep up with how often I am nursing Landon. I typically just use my phone to keep up with the time but now that I am caring for a newborn I often forget where it is and lose it in the house for a bit! Mom brain is definitely a real thing, my friends!

Aside from the functionality I really just love the modern and classic design of this watch! I feel like it goes with just about anything I wear. I’ve started to reevaluate my closet and what I want my “style” to be in this new chapter of my life. I’m looking to slowly purge the older trendier pieces to start incorporating longer lasting classic items that are easier to remix. I feel like this is the perfect accessory to add to my closet transformation!
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What I Wore:
Watch: The Ely in maple c/o Jord
Denim Top (worn over dress): Pac Sun
Dress: Forever 21
Wrap: Moby

Our Maternity Photos

Maternity photos were one thing that I always knew I would want when we had a baby *some day*. Luckily my friend Erika is a wonderful photographer with similar taste to mine so I didn’t have to look far to make it happen! I absolutely love how these turned out! We will treasure them forever. Erika also took photos during Landon’s birth. =) I can’t wait to get to share those as well!

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One Month with Landon

Landon - 1 Month Old
It’s hard to believe it has now been more than a month since our sweet baby boy came into the world. These last 5 weeks have been good – a few of them extra hard. I feel like we’re on an upswing now which is quite a relief! Aside from him having colic and acid reflux – he is such a good baby.

He loves his carseat, car rides, and stroller rides. He seems to really enjoy being out just about anywhere! Being at home is just too boring and quiet! He has been to Target, Meijer, the farmers market, out to lunch at Cheddar’s, the mall, the waiting room at the doctor for two hours – no crying and if he did get a little fussy he calmed right down. Completely amazing considering there have been many days and nights at home when we could not calm him. He loves being worn in the Moby wrap. He has been sleeping pretty consistently in his bassinet (which we love). Sometimes he just really needs to sleep on me but for the most part he is content to sleep right next to me. Most of the time he goes three hour stretches without waking. We’ve had a few off nights recently where he woke up a lot more or wouldn’t go back to sleep but I think that’s normal! He loves to look around at everything and is particularly in love with the big map in our living room. If he is anywhere near it he won’t look at anything else! He has smiled a “real” smile at us a few times but doesn’t do it regularly yet. He has to be swaddled in order to sleep at night but must have his hands out above his head. Also: white noise is our best friend! He will take a bottle with breast milk and a pacifier just fine and has since he was 2 weeks. He still has all of the beautiful dark hair he was born with! His big almond shaped eyes are still blue and he has the longest eye lashes! He rubs my arm when he nurses. It’s the sweetest thing. At his last doctor appointment he was 8 lbs 15 oz and that was a few weeks ago! He is getting so big so fast! He’s already outgrown a few of his newborn outfits. *queue the crying*

I think it’s safe to say that we’re pretty in love with this little boy! I will not sugar coat it: there have been some extremely hard days. Thankfully we’ve had lots of help from family and friends to get us through! The good far outweighs everything else. We can’t imagine our lives without him and I can hardly remember what we were even doing before we had a tiny human to care for 24/7. ;] We’ve been able to go out on two date nights while my parents watched him – a little reminder that we can still get out and enjoy each other even though we have a baby. It has been so good for our sanity!

I can’t wait to start blogging again regularly – baby things, fashion things, Pure Romance things, aerial things! I feel so behind but I’ve had to just put it all aside and let myself adjust and focus on being a new mom. Looking forward to getting into a routine of sorts now that I’m getting the hang of it!

Happy Birth Day Landon!

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Our sweet baby boy, Landon Timothy, was born on March 14th, 2015 at 10:57PM (7lbs 14 oz and 20 inches long)- one week ago yesterday! We are so completely in love with him! He is a very calm and relaxed baby so far. It’s amazing how much we’ve already learned about each other in one short week. Everything from his little queues and cries to how to trick him into sleeping in his bassinet by our bed. Making sure we can lay down in our bed at night and get some real sleep between feedings and diaper changes has been the key to our sanity. Nate has been amazing in every way possible. I always knew he would be a great Dad and a wonderful support system during labor but he has truly gone above and beyond. People always say you fall more in love with your spouse after you have kids and that has been so true for me.

We are so lucky to have so many family members and friends around us at this time. We have definitely not gone without meals or help when we’ve needed it – so thankful! The last couple of days we’ve gotten more into a routine of sorts. We’ve had a few trips out of the house to Target and Meijer, gone for a walk in the neighborhood, and today we ventured out to a new coffee shop downtown. I’ve definitely “bounced back” quicker than I thought I would and have just been ready to get out of the house a little bit!

I can’t wait to type out the details of labor and delivery, to share our maternity photos, to put together a list of some of the baby products we’re loving so far, etc. So many fun little details that deserve their own posts!

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