When I was a pre teen, I was OBSESSED with the Baby Sitters Club series of books (if you are under 30 you probably have NO idea what I am talking about). I probably ready about 40 books in the series before I outgrew them and I am fairly certain that I still have all of them in a box in the basement. When I saw on Instagram that Skinny Sweats had created this awesome teeshirt with the Baby Sitters names on it, I had to have it even though I was almost too pregnant to wear it at the time. Now that I have a little less going on in my mid section, it is on constant replay!
Being a new mother is hard and nursing a baby can feel like more than a full-time job! It is not a time that one feels particularly attractive… covered in milk, poo and god knows what else. New moms crave new clothing (believe me- burning maternity clothing in effigy crosses the mind of many a postpartum women) but nothing fits right yet. You need a nursing bra so why not splurge a little and get one that makes you smile rather than grimace when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror! Go on, treat yourself! You deserve it.
The bras below represent some of my fave brands but there are many more styles to choose from!
If you live in the Toronto area, check out Evymama! They have a great selection in store!!!
I picked up this boho bag at a little surf shop on the north shore of Oahu in Hawaii while there for a wedding back in November. I used it the entire week that we were there and I am so excited that the warm weather is finally arriving so I can rock this back home! It is even big enough to use for all the baby stuff I have to haul around every time I leave the house! Cute and practical!!!Jeans- JBrand / Tee- James Perse (similar)/Sweater- (similar)/Sneakers- JustFab/Necklace- via Treasure Lanes Vero Beach/Sunglasses- Karen Walker/Bag- Billabong
Nothing makes me happier than to see new and exciting stores open up in my own neighbourhood, especially stores that sell clothing!!!
Ardith is the newest boutique,an active lifestyle store, to open up along the amazing (if I do say so myself) Roncesvalles strip, which is the heart and soul of our area.
Owner Miranda Bryden names the store after her 91 year old grandmother (her picture is proudly displayed in the store) and the store is the retailer of such brands as Lucas Hugh, Travis Taddeo, Michi, Hoi Bo (a personal fave of mine!) and Coco’s Frosting Shack necklaces. The store is stunningly curated and the cute and comfortable outfits are perfect for a mum on the go like me… or any other women who wants to look chic even when she is running around like a mad women going about her daily life. I cannot wait to head in there and pick up some amazing pieces to flatter my post pregnancy body (hopefully).
Bouncy Chair- Having a chair to sooth a fussy baby is imperative. We have a swing as well, but both babies prefer the vibrating bouncy chair.
Double Snap and Go Stroller- This stroller is a fantastic inexpensive option to use with the infant car seats when the babes are super tiny. It also has really good cup holders to hold the strong coffee that I need to stay awake all day!
Kushies washcloths- I go through SO many of these every day. Inexpensive yet sturdy enough to hold up to accidents and spills.
Bebe Au Lait Nursing Cover- I am all for nursing wherever whenever but I am a bit modest so I like to use a cover and these are so cute!
Munchkin Latch Bottles- These bottles are specifically made to mimic the feel of the breast and to use the same sucking method. Also, the anti colic valve help keep air out of babies tummies.
Soothie Pacifiers- These were given to the babies in the NICU to help with their suck and they love them and they have been a lifesaver for us!
I did ONE outfit post the entire time I was pregnant. I have so much respect to all the bloggers who post adorable outfits featuring their “bumps” but that was so not on my radar. I was so ill for much of my pregnancy with the twins and I had so few pieces of clothing that fit me after about month six that any photos I posted would have been extremely boring. Now that the twins are outside babies and the weather is getting warmer, I am hoping to be able to post some new looks every so often.
This look is my basic uniform these days (substitute lounge pants like these when at home). Its all about comfort and ease with two very small babies to care for.