Hadley Rose: month three

Second children definitely get the short end of the social media platform at times! Hadley turned 3 months on the 16th…10 days ago!

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I’ve decided she is an easy baby if you know her. If you don’t, she can be challenging. She has certain things she “needs” to sleep and if she is tired and can’t fall asleep, you have one unhappy + mad baby sometimes! Other times she falls asleep right away…you just never know what it’ll be! I feel like I need to write a tiny book on “Knowing Hadley” for anyone who watches her.

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We are out of the “witching hour” *phew* and it has been easier to get her down at night. She is sleeping AMAZINGLY. Two nights ago she ate at 7, went to bed at 8, got the pacifier reinserted a couple times during the night, but did not eat again util 7 the following morning!!!  Last night she went down around 7:30 and woke at 5 to eat. I can’t remember if  I had to wake up to give her the pacifier before that. We have continued an “eat,wake,sleep” routine. We did this with Emmett too and it has helped tremendously with sleep!!!

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Some Hadley Stats

weight: No clue.

height: Probably similar to last month. I don’t check these things unless we have an appointment! >.<

diapers: size 1, but after this pack I plan to transfer to 2’s

clothing: We are still using our 0-3 outfits for the most part, but I think we will be in 3-6 fairly soon.

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What Hadley is up to

-talking,talking,talking!

-smiling and laughing

-wants attention 

-does not care who it holding her until it is time to sleep

-sleeping 9 hour stretches

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Hadley Photo Dump

xo, bethany rose

P.S. Taking these photos is not always a walk in the park with Emmett around–haha– but there are some other fun shots then too and Jake always helps!

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Fall or Summer? [Fashion Friday for the ‘normal’ family]

Hey Guys! OK, I am starting ANOTHER series, but this time on fashion. I know, since when did I get that interested in fashion? I don’t think it is that I am THAT into fashion, it is just I need to clothe my kids AND me AND make sure the husband doesn’t wear the same T-shirt three days in a row. So by default, I care a little bit about fashion. But this is FASHION for the AVERAGE/NORMAL/WE-DON’T-CARE-ABOUT-BRAND-NAMES family. I just shop at normal places. Old Navy. Target. Online stores. Thrift stores.

So this series is to keep you updated with sales, specific items you need in your wardrobe at easy to drive to (or click to) places, and how to make it through the year in some kind of style.

Today’s focus is….having a wardrobe for transitioning seasons!

Fashion Friday {For the normal family]-transitional pieces

Here in PA we are going from cool fall days to summer days still in between. In fact, yesterday I went to the largest consignment sale here (happens 2 times a year) and bought a bunch of wintery items for our kiddos. Uh, $2 plaid long sleeves? Yes, please! That’ll be my wannabe lumberjack son over there.

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For my Mama Tribe:

I am loving this piece from Pink Blush. Its lightweight bamboo material makes it a great transition piece. I paired it with leggings and a scarf the other night and we went to the museum. It’s also the type of piece that I feel makes you look cute running around town but when you get home–it is so comfortable–it makes you just want to stay in it and snuggle up by the fireside. [shop my look here]

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For the Littles:

Emmett: One of our favorite pieces so far is a plaid hoodie (link is similar to his) from Carter’s. I find that Carter’s can have great essentials for kids, i.e. hoodies and pants. Emmett’s been rocking this hoodie and it’s great because he can wear it as a light jacket or as his actual shirt right now. It has some great fall colors in it too 🙂

Hadley: She is still fitting into 0-3 which means we have mainly summer clothes for her. I’ve been pairing onesies though with lighter stretchy pants. They’re not too hot and can be paired with any kind of top or dress which I love. (Her romper is from Old Navy but I don’t think it is sold anymore. Similar ones can be found here or here.) Also, drool is totally in style.

 

For the Husband Squad:

My husband wore a long sleeve shirt the other week because the temperature dropped so much! If you know him, this is a big deal as he lives in T-shirts. Old Navy thermals are great and that’s one of my husband’s ‘go-to’ shirts when cooler temps hit.

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So there you have it! Style for the NORMAL family.

What’s in your wardrobe this September?

xo, bethany rose

Labor Day Weekend: twenty-seventeen

This summer has ended up with more road trips than we had originally planned. We planned for ONE and it turned into FOUR. I wanted to share a couple photos from our fourth and final road trip of the summer.

We went to Boston area and New Hampshire to visit from friends and family over Labor Day weekend. It’s about ten hours one way and with kids it’s about…34830 hours. Just kidding. We drove at night a lot which was great because the kids slept but also made me crazy tired (as if waking up with a newborn every night isn’t enough!).

The point of our trip was for Jake’s dad to meet Hadley. Since he had knee surgery early int he year, the drive just was not feasible for him. So we decided to take her to him! We were able to visit some of our besties as well, see other relatives, hang out by the river, have s’mores, a motorcycle ride, and try to relax!

People sometimes think you’re crazy for road-tripping with a new baby, but honestly, they’re the easiest at this age because they just look around and sleep! The hardest part is needing to feed them more often which results in more stops. So I will say that that is the frustrating part! As far as Emmett goes, we just load him up with books, toys, and snacks.

Jake and I got to go on a spontaneous date. We took a motorcycle ride to Alton Bay in New Hampshire and there happened to be an art festival going on. We walked around and got some icecream. I love having family to watch our babies ❤

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Did you go on any fun trips this summer!?

xo, bethany rose