Sunday, April 23, 2017

DockAtot

I've already mentioned how much I love my DockAtot in this post, but, I've had a couple of friends who have been on the fence about getting one ask me how well I really like it. So I wanted to write up another quick review.  Plus, it seems like some of the cutest pictures I have of Cal are of him in his Dockatot, and I need an excuse to post them ;)

First off, my husband and I do not co-sleep (meaning sleep with Cal in our bed).  At night he sleeps in his Halo Swivel bassinet (which I also love). But the Dockatot is not just for co-sleeping.

Cal naps great in the Dockatot, and it's so nice keeping it right next to my "office" where I work during the day so I can be close to him while he naps.  It's also so convenient to travel with.  We haven't traveled much with Cal yet, but last weekend we went up to Park City to my grandparents condo for the day, and I brought the Dockatot for Cal's naps instead of his pack n' play (which is so much heavier and spacious). It was perfect!

The other thing I love about the Dockatot is that it's great for tummy time! The cushy, breathable bumpers can be positioned under the arms to help develop neck strength and motor skills during tummy time.  

Have I sold you yet?? Ha! 

If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask in the comments below!









Thanks for reading!

xx
Regan

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Albion Fit Swim

Hey guys! We've posted about our Albion Fit workout gear before, but wanted to share some of our favorite swim suits from them as well because they're so cute and flattering! :)



The cuts we're wearing here are two of our favorites, but we also love their high waisted bikini bottoms!


Wherever you are in your fitness journey, you can be sure you'll be able to find a flattering suit from Albion Fit. Their cuts are modest, cute, original, and great for every shape! Shop our three swimsuits linked at the bottom of the post, and use code SALTY15 for 15% off anything at AlbionFit.com 



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Tummy Time with Lorena Canals Rugs

This picture (below) makes me so happy! 

1. I LOVE my rug from Lorena Canals Rugs.  Why can't all rugs be machine-washable?! Cal can do his tummy time right on this soft, cozy, all natural rug without any worry about him spitting up or drooling all over it (lol).  It's the perfect touch to our entry room.

2. The handmade sign over our sofa by Birch Marie Designwrks might be my favorite thing we have hanging in our home.  The message is a perfect reminder as we walk through the door each day.  Especially with everything we've been going through with our sweet Cal.  

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3. Cal is doing SO great on his tummy time! He's such a strong boy with so much will to make it in this life.  He's already come so far.  Our family is enjoying every minute of having him home.  We don't know what the future holds for him as he develops, but right now he is just our perfect, normal baby and we are soaking in every second of this stage. 


Details on my entry room are linked below.  Thanks for reading!

xx
Regan



Friday, April 7, 2017

Cal's Newborn Pictures with FotoFly

Hi! Regan again :)

If you read my Newborn Baby Essentials post, you know that one of things I think every parent needs to invest in is photos of/with your new little love.  I wasn't able to get Cal's pictures done as a brand new baby since he was in the hospital for the first 8 weeks, but I'm so glad I still decided to get them taken once he came home.

We did them with FotoFly at their SLC City location and I am so in love with how the photos turned out.  I will truly cherish them forever!




We had such a great experience with the photographer there, Max.  Cal was such a good boy and was smiling right on cue and slept through the first images, which was perfect.  Max had some great tricks to get him to wake up and open his eyes when we needed him to and to look right at the camera. 





One of the best parts about working with Fotofly is that they guaruntee you'll have your edited photos back within 24 hours! Also, their prices are pretty unbeatable.  You can do a 60 minute session for $125 and that includes all the edited images emailed to you.





Thank you FotoFly!



Sunday, March 26, 2017

Regan's Newborn Baby Essentials

If you haven't heard yet or seen on our Instagram, my sweet little Cal is HOME!!

I am so out of my mind happy and loving life with him home! I am NO baby expert, but wanted to share some of the things that have made life at home with Cal so great.  These are things that I think every new mama needs.

Dockatot
I can't say enough great things about the Dockatot.  Cal sleeps SO well in it.  He sleeps in his Halo Bassinet at night (which I'll share more about below) but naps in his Dockatot.  I love that I can put him up on our bed and not worry about him rolling off, or suffocating because the fabric is breathable and 100% safe for infants. I also love this adorable play yard from Finn & Emma.  It fits perfectly over the dockatot.  Cal is still a little young to play with it, but it sure looks cute out in my living room :)



Little Unicorn Swaddles
These are by far my favorite swaddle blankets.  I got a couple as shower gifts, then I had to go buy myself more because there are so many cute prints.  I need them ALL. They are breathable, soft, nice and big, and just so cute.  They also keep your baby swaddled nice and tight.  Nothing better than a swaddled up burrito baby. haha. When Cal was in the NICU he couldn't always wear clothes because of all the monitors and they were constantly unwrapping him to look at his breathing and poke him or listen to him.  I did bring him a new blanket and hat every day though and always got so many compliments on his Little Unicorn swaddle blankets.


MamaRoo
I'm pretty sure the MamRoo is a well-known baby product, but I had to add it in here as one of my baby essentials.  Cal's occupational therapist when he was in the NICU recommended I get one.  Apparently swings are good for babies' brain development.  At the time I didn't have one for him, but I knew I needed one after she told me that and I'm so glad he has it now! I work full time from home, and it's a life saver being able to put Cal in the mamaRoo next to me while I work at my computer. 



Sollybaby Wrap
I always thought these wraps and all the colors they come in were so cute when moms would wear them.  It wasn't until I tried one myself that I realized how amazing and comfortable they are to wear. I love carrying Cal around in it and this is another thing I feel like I need in every color, ha!



Owlet Monitor
This should maybe be at the top of the post, because, really, I think EVERY parent needs one of these. The Owlet is a little sock your baby wears that monitors and allows you to check your baby's heart rate and oxygen levels anytime.  I don't think I'd be able to sleep at night without it! Below is a screenshot from my phone showing what the app looks like.




Halo Bassinet
Paige talked about this in her 2016 baby product review post, and she told me this was by far her #1 favorite baby product, so I knew I needed one for Cal. It really is SO nice that it can sit right up next to your bed and swivels back and forth and side to side. My mom also got Cal this cute mobile that fits on the side of the Halo bassinet and Cal LOVES it :)



WubbaNubs
There's something about those Soothie pacifiers (the round green ones they give you in the hospital) that babies love. The only problem is a lot of times babies can't keep them in and you're constantly having to hold them in your baby's mouth (at least I was!).  The WubbaNubs are those same Soothie brand pacifiers with a soft stuffed animal attached, that helps weigh the pacifier down and keep it in.  Paige's son, MJ, loved his and Cal does now too!

Fawn Design Bag
These bags are not just for diaper bag use.  They're cute for anyone! But I love all of the pockets for organizing everything I need in my diaper bag.  They come in great neutral colors that go with everything and I love that they can be worn as a backpack!



Fisher Price Bouncer
This is a super simple little bouncer but Cal loves it and it's perfect to keep in my bathroom to put him in while I shower and get ready.



Hands Free Pumping Bra
This is only for those who know they are going to need to pump...a LOT.  I couldn't nurse Cal when he was on IV fluids, and had a hard time nursing him when he was finally able to eat.  He did great with a bottle, and we just wanted to get him home, so I figured I'd practice nursing at home.  Well, now he won't nurse because he's so used to the bottle and getting his food right away, PLUS I don't like not knowing how much he's getting.  Long story short, I am exclusively pumping and bottle feeding now.  And it's a LOT of work. When I finally heard about this bra, I immediately bought it and it has been a game changer.  I pump for 25 minutes each time, and not being able to use my hands for 25 minutes 7-8 times a day is impossible.  This bra is a life saver.



Baby Pictures
Okay, this is the last thing, and it isn't a baby product, but I definitely think professional newborn baby pictures are something all parents should get.  I'll be sharing a future post soon with all of Cal's pictures, but here's a little preview.  FotoFly did such an amazing job and we are so glad we got these done! I'll cherish them  forever.



I hope this is helpful for any new moms or moms-to-be! I knew nothing about which products I needed, so I asked around a TON and I'm so glad I did! Being prepared and having everything you need before baby arrives adds so much less stress to the mix when bringing home that new little life.

Thanks for reading!

Regan



Thursday, March 9, 2017

Bodysuits and High Waisted Denim

Hey guys! It's been a while since we all three did a fashion post, but we just had to get on and share about on of our favorite new trends! You've probably seen some of the bodysuits that have been popping up recently in clothing stores...


If you're like us, your first thought was something along the lines of "What the heck is that? How uncomfortable and unflattering!". Enter high rise denim. It wasn't until we fell in love with a couple new cuts of high waisted jeans that we really started to get into the bodysuits! Now, we can't get enough!


We LOVE bodysuits with high waisted jeans for so many reasons, but mainly because it's so flattering! The bodysuit stays smooth all day and doesn't bunch up and wrinkle, or come untucked like most shirts. It also smooths out the belly area, and the high rise denim covers the lower belly, accentuating the smallest part of your waist! So, excuse us while we wear the same outfit every day from now on ;)


If you haven't gotten a pair of high rise denim yet, you NEED to get in on this shiz :-P They make your legs look sky high and are so much more flattering than low rise! Our absolute favorite cut of high rise denim is the Citizen of Humanity 'Rocket' jean, although they can be a little pricey. A great alternative that we also love are Madewell high rise jeans. They're about half the price and still super cute!


As far as bodysuits go, Madewell definitely has the most comfortable. All of their body suits are super stretchy and comfy, and don't ride up! Revolve also has a great selection and a lot more options to choose from.


We've linked our favorite bodysuits and high waisted denim below, as well as all of our outfit details :) Happy shopping people!



Paige: Jacket | Top | Denim | Shoes
Regan: Jacket | Top | Denim | Shoes
Sidney: Jacket | Top | Denim

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cal's Nursery + NICU Update

Putting together Cal's nursery was one of the things I was most excited about and eager to get started on when I found out I was pregnant with him.  I wanted his room to be boy-ish but not too baby-ish to make it easier to transition as he grows and gets older.  I love how it came together.  It's my favorite room in the house!

I got almost everything from Target!  One of my favorite things is this dresser/changing table that looks to me like it could be from Restoration Hardware. Such a great price and really good quality!

The animal prints are from Etsy and the picture frames are from Target. The rug, crib, and lamp are also Target.

Scroll to the end of this post for all the linked details from Cal's nursery as well as the latest update on him.