My Favorite Baby Items {Newborn Addition}

1. Boppy Newborn Lounger - This has been our favorite baby item. Lucy just outgrew it but it was so nice having a place to put her down. We carried this from room to room during the first 3 months.

2. Aden and Anais Burpy Bibs - These are the best burp rags and double as a bib too. They are so much more absorbent than any other burp rags we have uses.

3. Miracle Blanket- We tried several different swaddlers in the beginning and this one was the most secure and quickly became our favorite.

4. Mr. Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit - A few weeks ago Lucy outgrew her miracle blanket and we went to the magic sleepsuit. My husbands friend first told us about the sleepsuit and we are so glad He did. This thing is magic! We have been using this since we moved Lucy to her bedroom a few weeks ago and it has had a 100% success rate for us. She sleeps 8+ hours each night. Lucy is a terrible napper and constantly wakes herself up from moving. The magic sleepsuit weighs her down and we all get to sleep. Buy this for yourself and every momma you know!

5. Diaper Ointment Applicator - When I first saw this before I had Lucy I wasn't sure how helpful this would be. It's really nice not to have diaper cream all over your hands.

6. Halo Bassinet - I loved this bassinet. It swivels so nice to have Lucy close to me during the first few months when you feel like you are nursing 24/7. It swivels so it is easy to move it to get out of bed.

7. Boppy - This pillow is a must have. You can use it for nursing, propping and tummy time. If you are able I highly suggest getting this along with the boppy newborn lounger.

8. Bath Sponge - There are a million different infant bath tubs out there. I found it overwhelming deciding what to get. After doing a lot of research I decided to not get a bulky baby bath tub. They are overpriced, bulky and your baby outgrows them quickly. This cheap sponge has been perfect to bathe Lucy in the sink and I can just throw it away and not have to store a bulky bath tub. She is starting to outgrow the sink and we were gifted a simple bath sling/chair that fold up nicely for storage that we love.

9. Nose Frida - Okay I was really grossed out by this before I was a mom and now sucking snot seems completely normal. This is a must have and much less invasive on your little one than traditional nose aspirators.

10. Muslin Swaddles - These lightweight swaddle blankets are perfect for the Texas weather. We use these all the time. Our favorites are Aden and Anais and Little Unicorn.

11. Skip Hop Sound Machine - This is perfect to add white noise for your little one to sleep. Ever since we moved Lucy to her crib and moved her sound machine to her room my husband and I have had trouble falling asleep and sleeping as good. We really thing this machine helped us sleep more sound and stay asleep. We are fixing to purchase a little owl for our room :)

12. Activity Gym - I don't know what it is but babies love these and they are great. I am able to lay Lucy on her mat and it gives me some free time to clean ect. We got a really fun one from Pottery Barn.

Lucy {July Outdoor Photoshoot}

I have been wanting to take some photos of Lucy and have her model my bows, so my mom and I played around last night and took a few. We took her picture in a old hat box that was my grandmothers and on a quilt that was my great-grandmothers. That makes these images of our sweet Lucy Mae even more special. Here are a few of my favorites.

Lucy {3 Months} ♥

Our girl is 3 months today! It has gone by so fast and she is growing everyday. We are sadly going to transition her into her crib this weekend. I think it will be way harder on momma than Lucy Mae. She has been sleeping 8+ hours each night for her parents!

We love being her mom and dad and she brings us so much joy. God sacrificing His son for us means so much more to us now that we have Lucy. We are experiencing the love of Jesus more and more each day as we love on our own daughter. We are so thankful to God for this sweet girl.




Lucy {Two Months} ♥

Our sweet Lucy Mae was two months old on Monday. Time has flown by and our girl is changing every day. We are enjoying more and more smiles each day :)

Lucy {amyLu Photography}

I am so excited to share a few of my favorite pictures from our photoshoot with Amy of Amylu photography. Our sweet Lucy was 11 days old in these pictures. 

I have dreamed of a picture of my baby surrounded by fresh flowers before we even knew about her. My mom did an amazing job with the flowers and Amy captured them perfectly. 

Lucy {One Month} ♥

Our sweet girl is one month old today. While the nights have seemed long the month has flown by. It has been so much fun being Lucy's mom and seeing her grow each day. We are so thankful that God has given us this sweet girl!

Photo shoot fun with Lucy ♥

I love to take pictures so it has been fun having my own live in model these days (like most models she is a bit demanding). Here are a few of my favorites of her that I took during the many photo shoots we have had around the house.  

At the bottom is a sneak peak image from our photo shoot with the fabulous AmyLu Photography. I have dreamed of this image and Amy captured it perfectly! Of course I think it is magazine worthy ;) 

               My favorite picture ever by the fabulous Amy Lunceford of AmyLu Photography :)

               My favorite picture ever by the fabulous Amy Lunceford of AmyLu Photography :)

I have so much respect for newborn photography. They are not always the easiest models and a lot of work goes on to get the one perfect shot. Miss Lucy was wide awake the whole time for her pictures with AmyLu and did not make the job easy on her. She did an awesome job capturing this image and working with Lucy. 

  My mom practicing laying out the flowers for the picture. She did an amazing job picking out and arranging the flowers for the photo shoot. 

  My mom practicing laying out the flowers for the picture. She did an amazing job picking out and arranging the flowers for the photo shoot. 

                                   Amy swaddling and soothing Lucy

                                   Amy swaddling and soothing Lucy