The Gift of Sleep

As a first time parent I worried a lot. No one prepared me for this new adventure we were embarking on, which I learned rather quickly that you cannot prepare anyone for parenthood. You learn as you go.

Now there are many things you can worry about. Believe me, this list is long my friends. At least for me it was.

Having a baby with special needs changes everything. Raegan's cleft palate, Pierre Robin Sequence, and sleep apnea diagnosis rocked our world. We had so many things to worry about when it came to her.

But the thing I worried about the most was sleep. Why? Because I was also asleep when Raegan was so I couldn't watch her breathe and make sure she was ok. I know I'm not the only hovering parent out there. Can I get an amen?! I would hear her grunt or cough and immediately check to make sure she was ok.

We tried different products to help us monitor her while she slept at night. They worked fine and did their job, but I still worried.

When I became pregnant again with Hudson I knew I needed to find something that would ease my mind when he slept. Then I found the best baby item every parent should own that has completely taken my worries away when Hudson is sleeping.

Insert {the owlet}.
Not only is it designed to alert you if baby stops breathing, but you can easily see what baby's heart rate and oxygen levels are right on your phone!

And putting it on baby is so easy! You just slip the sock right on their foot. It comes in 3 sizes so it can grow with your baby.

Granted our little guy is a wiggler so I have to try a few times to get it right, but once I do, it's on their snug and secure and reads his stats all night long with no problem.
And if I forget to turn it on before leaving his bedroom it's no problem because I can turn it on from my phone! It's absolutely the best!

I wished that it had been around when I had Raegan, but I'm so thankful that I have it now for Hudson. Knowing I will be alerted if Hudson's levels are off helps me sleep soundly at night and gives me peace of mind.

So when I can't be there to watch my baby, I no longer have to worry, because the Owlet is there keeping watch over my little guy all night long.

Been wanting to purchase one? They are on sale for $20 off this week! Click here to purchase!

Owlet is intended to provide peace of mind. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure, or prevent any disease or condition.

A Picture Worth A Thousands Words

Is there anything sweeter than itty bitty baby feet?
I think not. 

I just want to kiss his toes all day long!
I find myself taking pictures of my sweet boy daily. Wanting to document every part of him and every moment has become my favorite thing!
Every day I am learning more and more about photography. I get asked why I want to learn to take pictures and in the end, it's all about my babies. It's no longer about me. I want to see my babies grow up and document it along the way.

These pictures may just look like pictures of moccasins to you, but to me, they are documenting how tiny my sweet boy was. Even though he was almost 10 pounds at birth, he's still tiny. And I want to remember him this way.

I see his adorably, cute chubby cheeks and that little chin dimple that makes me smile as I remember seeing that same dimple on his ultrasound at 35 weeks.

I see pants that are a little too short because he was such a big boy at birth. It reminds me how I didn't have any clothes that fit him because I bought all newborn sizes. Oops!

These pictures are my life. My heart. Having these pictures are something I will treasure for life.
Moccasins provided by Freshly PIcked for this photoshoot.

Snuggles and Cuddles

Since Hudson has arrived we have found that he loves to be warm and cuddly. What baby doesn't, right?
We found the best blankets from Kemaily. They are made from soft minky material that I seriously want in an adult size blanket. Seriously.
I've partnered with Meg, owner of Kemaily, to give away a $25 store credit to one of my wonderful readers! Make sure you head over to my Instagram page to get entered. Look for the picture of a baseball blanket!

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