Okay, so Poppy will be 9 months on June 5th. And as the saying goes, time truly does fly once your baby is earthside. I honestly felt like 9 months pregnant felt like an eternity. Now I’m 9 months into motherhood and oddly enough felt like reflecting at Poppy’s 9 month mark. Reflecting on my past 9 months as a mother, Poppy’s past 9 months as a baby and reflecting on things I wish I knew or things I wish I was told. Which is why I wanted to write a blog post hoping that another new mama would stumble upon it to help prepare her for what motherhood is actually like besides what you see when scrolling on Instagram. Skirt: Revolve | Top: Aritzia | Sandals: Zara | Hat: Lack of Colour (via FigJam.TO) 9 Things I Wish I Knew About Motherhood 9 Months Ago: 1. Postpartum is a slow and hard journey Let’s start at the birth of your baby and the birth of a mama, literally. Postpartum is no joke. And even though you hear about how hard it is, I’m not sure if anything can prepare you for what to expect. For me, I thought I’d bounce back, HAHA! And not bounce back like get my body back. No, I already gave myself 6 months postpartum to “bounce back” (spoiler, I’m 9 months pp and still haven’t lost all the baby weight so the joke is truly on my pre-mama me). But I meant bounce…
If you’re anything like me, moving probably has always been something you’ve loathed pre-baby. Then add a baby into the mix and honestly it sounds like a complete nightmare and a situation you wish you could avoid all together. I just moved a bit over a month ago and I definitely learned a thing or two about moving with a baby. Poppy was just shy of 6 months at the time and moving us during as pandemic was less then ideal. Which is why I wanted to share 7 tips for moving with a baby which will help it feel just a little less stressful on the big day!
Some of Poppy’s favourite toys are her wooden Lovevery toys which comes in their monthly subscription boxes. Every once in awhile I share Poppy playing over on my stories and always get asked for links for her Lovevery toys. I also get asked for a coupon code, that I sadly don’y have. But, I do have some “dupes” if you’re looking for Montessori style toys but aren’t interested in subscribing to Lovevery.
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Winter is fully here where I live and I’m keeping Poppy cozy through this chilly season with a few stroller must haves! All items can be found on Amazon and make great gifts too. Scroll below for my Winter stroller must haves and you can choose to splurge or save!
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Winter is literally right around the corner. And as much as I dislike the cold, I love dressing my little Poppy! So I thought I’d share a few pieces I’ve already gotten for her plus items I have in the cart. I also included boy pieces because H&M truly has such an amazing selection for both baby boy and baby girl. Some items were sold out by the time I finished this post, but, the majority are still available! 🙂 Baby girl: 1. // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. (sold out) // 6. // 7. // 8.(I forgot to add 8 lol) // 9. // 10. // 11. // 12. // 13. // 14. (sold out) // 15. // 16. // 17. // 18. // 19. // 20. // 21. // 22. // 23. // 24. // 25. // 26. Baby boy (Canadian Links): 1. // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // 9. // 10. // 11. // 12. // 13. // 14. // 15. // 16. // 17. // 18. // 19. // 20. // 21. xo Lauren
Finally sharing my birth story almost 2 months after my sweet Poppy was born! It was the craziest 39.5 hours of my life but I’d do it over again in a heartbeat. Sharing all the details, including my code pink scare, in the video below. Enjoy! xo Lauren
One of my most asked for blog posts is finally here! My hospital bag checklist (what you actually need) has been much requested since I gave birth to Poppy last month. I have a Youtube video with what I packed, which you can watch here, and I can now honestly say I overpacked!
As a first time mom, heading into postpartum was anxiety inducing. I had no idea what to expect, how much pain I’d be in after labor and the products I needed. Fast forward 4 weeks postpartum and I’m no longer in pain and ready to share my go-to products I used and loved. Scroll down to see my 17 postpartum essentials plus why I loved them:
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Guys, these 9 items have been on heavy rotation since Poppy’s been born. I use pretty much all these items daily and swear by them! Most of them can be found on Amazon too because I am a huge Prime person and with a baby who has time to wait for shipping or go to the store? I’ve linked each item below and shared why I love them! Poppy Loves: 9 Must Have Newborn Essentials 1. Happiest Baby Snoo – I’m going to do a entire review on the Snoo so I’m going to keep why I love it short and sweet. It works. It’s pricey but it honestly works. Since purchasing the Snoo, Poppy sleeps like a little champ giving mama and dad a decent nights sleep! If you’re in the US you can rent the Snoo (lucky you!). Here in Canada you need to buy it, but it has a good re-sale value and may be worth the investment if you’re planning on having multiple kids. 2. Uppa Baby Vista V2 (in the colour Bryce) – The Vista has been my dream stroller for years. I love the sleep safe bassinet and that it can turn into a double stroller if I decide to have another kid. It’s a pricier stroller but well worth the investment in my opinion. Plus, its available in a bunch of colours! 3. Snuggle Me Organic Lounger – Tried, tested and approved by Poppy! The Snuggle Me Organic Lounger hugs your little babe…
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Mamas and mamas-to-be, listen up! If you’re looking to snag some essential items and total must-haves for your baby for an amazing price then you’ve come to the right place. From monitors to car seats to cribs and strollers, Best Buy’s selection of baby items is quite wide and an easy way to shop for your baby or grab a baby shower gift! Today I’m sharing my top 7 must- haves from Best Buy Baby sale and you’re going to want to add these items to your cart! Best Buy Baby Sale: My Top 7 Must- Haves Evenflo Folio Stroll & Jog Travel System – the same one I snagged from Best Buy! Angelcare 5″ Video & Breathing Baby Monitor (AC527) – I have this exact one and would recommend to purchase it, especially on sale! Halo Bassinet Swivel Sleeper Essentia Bassinet Ergobaby 360 Four Position Baby Carrier – I’ve been eyeing this for awhile! Well Works 10092 Infrared Thermometer Philips Avent Baby Bottle Warmer, 3-in-1 Electric Steam Sterilizer & Glass Bottle Set – Such a HUGE must have and also makes a great baby shower gift! Harmony Play & Go Essentials Play Yard – I need this for baby girl! Be sure to check out Best Buy’s entire Baby and Maternity section so you don’t miss out on any other amazing deals! What are you looking to buy during Best Buy’s Baby Sale? Thank you to Best Buy Canada for partnering with me on this post! As always all…