Owlet to The Rescue!!! [Sock Baby Monitor]

 
Lot801 Palms Swaddle + Owlet baby sock
Lot801 Palms Swaddle + Owlet baby sock
Lot801 Palms Swaddle + Owlet baby sock
Lot801 Palms Swaddle + Owlet baby sock
Lot801 Palms Swaddle + Owlet baby sock
Lot801 Palms Swaddle + Owlet baby sock

I still can't get over that I have a brand new baby boy... I mean, those cute little chubby cheeks are just so yummy!!! And little Koda is adjusting to life outside the womb like a little rockstar. He's 6 weeks old and waking just once (around 1:30am) to fill his little belly, then goes right back down to sleep.

So around 3 1/2 weeks we decided to transition Koda into his own room, in his own crib. When Allie was a baby we moved her to her own room at 5 weeks and as soon as we did... she slept like a little Angel (cough, and so did we). 

So we decided to give it a try. But of course as a mother, I was freaking nervous. What if he coughs, what if he stops breathing, what if he spits up and chokes on it... the list goes on.

So I was super excited to hear about Owlet. Owlet is a local brand here in Utah and I instantly fell in love. They designed the softest little sock that fits right over your little ones foot and it tracks your baby's heart rate and oxygen while they sleep!

If the baby's oxygen falls outside a preset zone, it's designed to notify you both on your phone and the Base Station. Uhhh... sounds amazing right? 

So I just download an app on my phone and slip a super high tech sock over my little Koda's foot and I can sleep easy knowing there's an extra set of eyes watching over him????? Sign me up! 

Now I feel a little more comfortable knowing my little babe's wellbeing. I mean, his room is like 4 steps away from ours.... that's like 5 lifetimes away in mom years lol. So our Owlet came in the mail, we slipped it over his foot before bedtime and voila... ALL of us got the best sleep we'd gotten in weeks. 

I love having my little babe in his own crib knowing he's sleeping soundly. But I have to admit, I still check my phone every few minutes before I fall asleep making sure his heart rate and oxygen levels are normal (hey I'm a mom, we worry!). But I'm quickly reassured that every thing is fine, and can finally close my eyes for the night.

Seriously, best product EVER!!!!

You can snatch our Palms Swaddle Blanket HERE and Owlet Baby Monitor HERE.

-Linds

 

Moving... Toddler Addition!

 
Lot801 baby and toddler palms jogger pants
Lot801 baby and toddler palms jogger pants.
Lot801 baby and toddler palms jogger pants.
Lot801 baby and toddler palms jogger pants.
Lot801 baby and toddler palms jogger pant
Lot801 baby and toddler palms jogger pants.
Lot801 baby and toddler palms jogger pants.

Moving ... Toddler Addition! 

So we all know moving isn't the most fun life event , moving with a crazy energetic toddler makes this process a whole lot less fun! 

We learned some very valuable lessons while moving this past month. First lesson I never want to move ever, ever,again especially while having a toddler in the home. Pre baby this whole moving thing wasn't fun but it was manageable. I would pack up everything and husband and friends would do all the heavy lifting.

Fast forward to current time, I tried to pack everything and baby would unpack everything. So here are a few tips to keep you hopefully making this process less stressful and prevent you from wanting to place your child in a box and not open it for a few hours. 

  1. Get a game plan: For us this meant we had to pack as much as we could while baby napped. This was not as easy because we have a noise sensitive baby. So I started with the room furthest away from his room. 
  2. Pack away while they are away : So that means get someone to watch your babes while you pack if this isn't an option for you then tag team. On the weekends my husband would go out and entertain our little one while I stayed home and packed for a few hours. 
  3. keep that crazy babe entertained: I know what you're thinking easier said then done. We placed a box and all our plastic Tupperware and some miscellaneous toys in a baby safe area and just let him go to town for an hour or so. He loved it! Plus they feel they are being included
  4. Higher some help:  for those able to afford getting some help from a trusted moving company even just for a few hours do it! If you can't then enlist the help of family and friends and pay them in food and drinks they won't mind. 
  5. Labeling is your friend : trust me on this label every box as detailed as you can it really helps make the unpacking process less stressful! Also organize each room in its own box. 
  6. Unpacking : start with the necessary stuff like setting up beds, toiletries , kitchen essentials etc. The rest take one room at a time. The worst is when you start unpacking random boxes and you just end up with chaos everywhere! 
  7. Take it easy : last but not least breath mama. Acknowledge the process of moving and just try and enjoy your new space and all the fun memories you and your family are about to make 

So there you have it Mamas . These are a few of the tips I will definitely utilize for my next move, I'm sure I will learn some new lessons on the next move which I hope is decades from now. 

Little guy styled in our Palms Joggers Pants HERE.

-Lisa (make sure to follow Lisa on Instagram HERE)

 

 

Ahhh... Getting Pregnant

 
Lot801 baby and toddler tropical cheetah pants
Lot801 baby and toddler tropical cheetah pants
Lot801 baby and toddler tropical cheetah pants
Lot801 baby and toddler tropical cheetah pants
Lot801 baby and toddler tropical cheetah pants
Lot801 baby and toddler tropical cheetah pants
Lot801 baby and toddler tropical cheetah pants

Ahhhhh getting pregnant...

Lot’s of women and moms let their friends and peers think that everything surrounding pregnancy is glorious. Filled with tons of “50 Shades of Grey” sex and glowing from head to toe. Well I’m here to tell you that the process of getting preggo isn’t glamourous and neither are the 10 months that follow. Well to me at least...

So what happens when you finally get pregnant? It can be joyous and exciting about the what’s about to happen in the coming months. Will I get morning sickness? Will my skin glow like JLo? Will I be a righteous bitch? We don’t really know until we get into the pregnancy.

For me, the concern that plagues me when I get pregnant is the thought of my body changing. Throughout my childhood and my adulthood, I have struggled with my weight. 10 lbs up or 20 lbs down has been the story of my life, or rather my ass. I was never the girl that didn’t have to think about what I ate.

My adolescence was plagued with yo-yo dieting and jumping on to any fad diet band wagon. It wasn’t until after my first pregnancy with Annabelle, that I truly found eating habits that were healthy and worked for me. However, at the same time, when I was pregnant with A, I gained 70 lbs which brought up all of my neurosis and anxiety around gaining weight.

Feeling uncomfortable in my clothes, hating looking in the mirror, and feeling self conscious around my husband are all things I experienced with this weight gain. So I swore that I wouldn’t let my voracious hormonal hunger get the better of me in the next pregnancy.

Unfortunately, with my second, the weight is again sticking like glue, albeit not as much as the first. Acknowledging this fact, I have resigned to the fact that I am not the pregnant woman who only wears maternity jeans in her 8 month, but rather in her 3rd... and that’s OK.

We are all different and comparing myself to my pregnant counterparts will do nothing but disallow me to enjoy the fun that does come with being pregnant. Feeling the kicks, seeing my little one’s excitement with her burgeoning sisterhood, and feeling comfortable in my temporarily Botticelli-esque body are all things that now are to become my focus.

Little Annabelle styled in our Tropical Cheetah Joggers HERE.

-Chelsea (make sure to follow Chelsea on Instagram HERE)

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