This post is a bit belated as I just found these photos from last month! It was our first mini family outing beyond the pediatrician’s office, and it felt good to get some fresh air and “introduce” baby to one of our seasonal traditions. Nick and I usually visit Parlee farms for fruit picking, but this was their first year growing sunflowers and it was spectacular! As soon as we arrived, I fed Nori and she quickly fell into a “milk drunk” state for the rest of the visit ; )
I’ve been getting a lot of requests for nursing-friendly outfits, so wanted to point out this added benefit to my dress (also comes in black)! It’s in regular sizing, but as one reviewer mentioned, the torso runs short and is rather petite-friendly. The waistband is elasticized (always a plus for comfort) and the sleeves are unlined so more sheer compared to the rest of the dress. My one complaint is that the neckline is low on me, so I use either a small safety pin or piece of double-sided fashion tape to secure it one inch above the top button.
I’ve been dressing baby simply, so I adore these kimono snap onesies from H&M (get up to 30% off + free shipping at H&M this weekend; their maternity / nursing and baby stuff in general is great for basics!), these stretchy knotted hats from Topknots.co, and these handmade Little Bee moccasins! I know babies aren’t doing any walking, but these have a soft elasticized opening and stay on better than socks for keeping her little feet warm. Shipping does take some time from overseas, but I ordered several pairs and was very happy with the quality and buttery leather. Not to mention, they are a fraction of the price compared to some other brands of baby mocs.
Baby-wearing has been a game changer for soothing Nori and helping her sleep (not to mention, for alleviating arm and back pain), and we’ve been trying a variety from structured carriers to stretchy wraps and fabric ring slings like this one from Sakura. Some of them definitely have a steeper learning curve than others, and Nick and I have different preferences based on how they work and how the weight gets distributed our own body types. After we get the hang of using them more, I can share some comparison reviews and I’d also love to hear some of your favorite carriers and why!