As a first time mom, everyone tells you to “sleep when the baby sleeps.” Let me tell you, this is easier said than done! I could barely sleep the first few nights at home with James, and found myself constantly waking up and checking to make sure he was breathing. Even now at almost four months, I wake up several times throughout the night with a jolt – do a breathing check – and then fall back asleep. This is why I was SO excited to try the new baby monitor from Owlet!
The Owlet system uses a cute little “sleep sock” that monitors your little one’s oxygen levels and heart rate, alerting you if they drop below normal levels. They are the only monitor using hospital technology called pulse oximetry, which has been tested and proven safe for the home. While they still advise that YOUR eyes and ears should be the #1 source to ensure your baby is sleeping safely, it has helped provide me that little extra peace of mind when my crazy, helicopter mom inclinations are going strong. I love that I can easily pull up James’ stats on the Owlet app and see that he is doing just fine.
Head over at this link if you are interested in purchasing the monitor for yourself or a loved one, and receive $20 off! Happy sleeping mommas!
I am so delighted to announce our baby boy James Paul Hilger arrived July 28, 2015 (just two days past his due date), weighing in at 8.45 ounces and measuring 20 inches. We are absolutely smitten with this little guy, and fall more and more in love with him every day. After a whirlwind first two weeks, we celebrated with a quiet newborn shoot at our home. James ended up sleeping through the entire afternoon, but we managed to get a few shots of his beautiful baby blues. Here are a few of my favorite snaps (including a peek at our nursery)!
Photography: Hello Pinecone
Finding stylish, affordable maternity wear can be tough, so I was thrilled to discover Pink Blush! They have everything a mom-to-be might need to feel comfy AND still be on trend. I nabbed a few items from their Spring 2015 collection and got a ton of compliments wearing them around town this weekend. I know I’ll be living in their super soft maxis as the summer heat gets going!
Pink Mint Green Maxi Dress (c/o)
Mint Green Floral Sheer Cardigan (c/o)
Navy Blue Lace Colorblock Maxi Dress (c/o)
I was so excited to document this special time in our lives with a maternity photo shoot. What made it even more special was spending the afternoon with my best friend and her photographer husband of Mike Arick Photography (head over to Mike’s blog for more from the shoot). My husband is a surfer and we both grew up as beach babies, so I had been wanting to do a beach session for a long time. We headed down to a little cove in Laguna
Beach and spent the afternoon enjoying the gorgeous scenery. Special thanks to Sweet Sage Events for the beautiful florals!
Dress: Sabo Skirt
It’s BabyChella! My spectacular group of girlfriends threw us the MOST fun Coachella-themed baby shower this past weekend. We have been a tight group since high school, and so it really meant a lot to spend the day celebrating the next big phase of our lives with them. My hubby and I love music festivals and wanted our baby shower to be more of a
fun party than your typical shower, which it definitely was. From the inflatable astronauts to the DJ booth to the special appearance by “Daft Punk,” it was one of the most special and FUN days of my life. Thank you ladies!!! xo
Dress: Revolve Clothing | Flower Crown: Sweet Sage Events