Friday, September 23, 2016

What's in my Diaper Bag?

It's seems like when your a mother that diaper bags can been filled from the most necessary items to items you Never thought to put in a diaper bag. Having a baby and going out with my little boy has made me make sure that everything I could possibly use or benefit  my son he would be content while being out and running errands with mom until we arrive back home. Today I'm sharing what's in my diaper bag that not only I believe are  the essentials but also items I've bought that have helped me out a ton!!!

To start off I'm in love with my diaper bag! The Brooke Tote in the color Taupe from Little Unicorn is one I highly recommend! I would honestly use this beauty as an everyday purse just because it can hold so much but still be used for any look or any occasion! It has 8 total pockets and the leather is great quality. It also had a i pad pocket that I use to store masons extra clothing in case of an emergency and includes a changing bag with stroller straps!

What I pack in my diaper bag depends also on how long I will be out and about but  here are my essentials and my must have items that I hope help any mother to be or present mommy will help out! The first thing I pack are of course diapers and wipes! Remember if your gone for 2 hours or more, pack  extra diapers because believe me your baby will one day have a poopie that will come out of his or her diaper and will be all over their back, but hey if your baby doesn't do that while out then still bring extra diapers just in case baby needs them! Speaking about having a huge accident, I always remember to pack an extra set of clothes for mason! Ladies this is an essential especially if your baby poops through his diaper (odds are it will happen once)! If I'm running errands for 2 hours or more and I know mason may get hungry while out then I go ahead and pump quickly so he can have food on the go. Now If I'm going to a wedding or an event  with my baby then I make sure to include my nursing cover (If I didn't bring a bottle of milk with me), so I can also feed baby on the go. The Nursing cover I have is one of my favorite essentials because its a 3 in 1. That means it can be used as a nursing cover but also as a Carrier Cover for those sunny or cold days, but also a a shopping cart cover once mason starts sitting in carts!

Some other items I include are a few toys for Mason since he recently discovered his hands and love putting them in his mouth but also likes touching little books with sound affects, rattles, and toys with  lights which he can stop staring at! I include a few extra pacifiers just in case if one gets dirty and I have a back up. Something I've learned about being a new mother is that there is a lot of germs every where!! Which means I bring plenty of antibacterial wipes and pacifier wipes. Now since Mason has started putting his whole fist in his mouth he has started to drool like no other, I don't think he's teething yet but I bring a bib so he doesn't drool all over his clothes. Now since it's getting cold I pack a warm blanket in case we use the stroller and he needs something extra warm covering him up. But really that's about all I bring in my diaper bag and keep me prepared for when I run errands. I love being a mom and everything it includes! I hope this helped moms or mothers to be on what I like to put in my baby's diaper bag or what I feel like is great to have but you never would of thought to put in it! Until next time!

               Diaper Bag - SwaddleBibDiapers & Wipes-Multi-Use Cover

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mason's 3 month update!

Can you believe that it's been three months since I had my precious Mason. It is extremely bittersweet! I love seeing him grow and learn new things whether their big or small! He keeps getting cuter and cuter by the second and I am loving every moment of being his mom and of course learning everything it comes to being a mom! The last time I posted was Mason's birth story, so I do apologize for not documenting this but let me fill you all in on whats happen since his birth and of course him turning 3 months old. Mason has been a calm boy since he was born, like people are shocked by how quiet and mellow he is. I tell Rex (my husband) that we truly are blessed with an amazing boy! He only cries when hes hungry, tired, or has a dirty diaper. Since a few days after he was born he only has woken up mommy and daddy once a night; for his feedings and on rare occasions twice a night. Again we truly feel blessed to have this little miracle. My husband and I have said just you wait, the next child will be the complete opposite haha! Mason slept and slept in his first month , he loved meeting all of his family member and getting spoiled with love by his grandparents! His second month Mason gained some weight!! I mean a lot!! His baby roles ahhh there so chunky!! He learned to put his hand in his mouth and even tries to put his whole fist in, (good luck buddy). When Mason was more he hand dark brown hair just like mommy but in month two, his hair started getting lighter and lighter just like daddys! I bet he ends up having light brown or dirty blonde hair?! Who knows right?! For his two month appointment the doctor was really shocked how well mason could hold up his head, this little guy is strong and loves lifting himself up with his legs (while making a flexing hand gesture haha) Now unto month three!! Mason has grown so much everyday I am more and more amazed as to what babies can  grasp and learn!! Mason has learned to recognize his hands, its almost like he's thinking "oh hey, what are you" both him and us are both entertained by it. He also loves when daddy and mommy call him chubby, I mean the smile is huge haha. He is loving bath time more and more and loves holding his rubber ducky and putting it in his mouth. He has also learned to hold unto objects in his hand and put them in his mouth. Mason loves snuggle time with us and loves smiling!! He loves cooing and talking to us, we also love it to because now hes trying to communicate with us, and those baby coo's are seriously the cutest!  He mostly loves tummy time and what I mean by that is he loves it until he's been on his tummy for what he thinks is a while and then wants to go on his back. I am loving seeing this little guy grow more and more (even though I will always miss the little newborn he was) , I cant wait to see what Mason learns in this next month, and oh mom is already planning our family Halloween costumes and looking forward to all the Fall snuggles! Also look at this cute swaddle set Mason got from KB Cute Designs, as you can see it not only is cute but Mason instantly fell asleep after taking the photos below, it is hand made, extremely soft and cosy and she not only makes swaddle sets but crib sheets, beanies, headbands, changing pad covers and much more! Go take a look at her cute shop!