My Favorite Nursing Accessory

I just recently discovered Cover Me Ponchos, and they are something that every nursing Mom needs! I was never one to nurse in public until I discovered Cover Me Ponchos. I avoided leaving the house when I was nursing Chloe for fear that I would have to stop and feed her in the Nordstrom bathroom or on a park bench. But it’s much harder to avoid leaving the house with your second kid, so I sucked it up and purchased a Cover Me Poncho for nursing Ryan. Best decision I have made! I recently wore it when we had friends over for dinner.

I’m not a fan of the traditional nursing covers – they are stiff and heavy, and make the baby (and Mom) hot and sweaty. The Cover Me Poncho is the exact opposite. It’s light weight, stretchable, breathable, and does not look at all like a nursing cover. I’ve actually had a few people ask me where I got it when I was wearing it as a poncho. The Cover Me Ponchos come in lots of colors and patterns, and 2 sizes, making them super versatile. There are also multiple uses for them.

It can be worn as a poncho:

I am wearing the “plus” size because I wanted the extra length. Great post-partum wear!

It can be used as a nursing cover:

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It can be used as a car seat cover:

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And it can be used as a mini blanket for your baby:

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Purchase your Cover Me Poncho here!

 

Pink and Purple Everything

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Pink Top / Striped Leggings (old, similar here) / Purple Hunters / Bow (old, similar here)

Chloe is becoming a very opinionated two year old. Don’t pour her water into the wrong cup – trust me on this one. These days her style is all about pink and purple EVERYTHING. You can often find Chloe enjoying a pink cake pop from Starbucks. Although, she will settle for chocolate if they need to “buy new” pink ones. She will also only eat pink or purple fruit pouches. Her Grandma had a good laugh at Chloe carrying a large purple bag of prunes around the grocery store.

On this day, I told her to go upstairs and pick out her clothes, and this is what she chose. She was also very excited to pose for these pictures.

You can see more of Chloe dressing herself, and her purple striped leggings here.

Next stop, potty training! 🙂

 

Rompers

Things that make me happy: sleep, french fries, and baby clothes.

Before Ryan was born, Chloe and I would spend an inordinate amount of time shopping. Chloe started to request trips to Nordstrom, and she knew her way around the store – specifically where to get balloons and find the playhouse. I was worried that when Ryan was born, our shopping trips would stop, and I wouldn’t have as much fun shopping for Ryan as I do for Chloe.

Who said that shopping for boys can’t be as much fun as shopping for girls?

In the past three weeks, since it’s February in Chicago and -7634786 degrees, unable to leave the house, I have spent my fair share of time online shopping. Some of it has been for myself; most of it has been for my kids – especially Ryan. He is in desperate need of some cute boy clothes. I don’t know how much he appreciates wearing his sister’s hand me downs, but he does look super cute in Chloe’s pink dog towel.

Here are a few of my favorite recent purchases for baby Ryan.

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White and Gray Stripe Romper / Stem Reversible Romper / Hooded Romper / ABC Cotton Wrap Footie / Blue Stripe Romper / Rug /

I love rompers for little ones. They are a whole outfit in one! They are easy to remove for diaper changes, and keep your little one looking cute and cozy. I also love that they can double as sleepwear and play wear.

Enjoy!

Lusting After

I have a serious online shopping addiction. Like I need professional help, I could be on True Life kind of addiction. I love sites like Revolve Clothing and Shopbop because they have free shipping and free returnsOver the years I’ve learned to combat this addiction by adding items to my shopping cart without actually buying them. After a few months of staring at those items in my shopping cart, I can usually decide that I don’t need them anymore. Usually.

If I could live in my workout clothes I would. That is just about all I wear most weekends (and breaks from school). I rarely put on a pair of jeans anymore. There is just something motivating about wearing new workout clothes. It makes it much easier to hit the gym or try out a new class when you have a fun new outfit on. Here are some items currently in my shopping cart.

Lululemon Run: Top Speed Bra – Zella Ruched Tank – Zella Everyday Racerback Tank – Zella ‘Good Sport’ Stripe Half Zip Top – Lululemon Run: Layer Me Long Sleeve – Lululemon Run: For Your Life Crop – Asics Running ShoeLululemon Wunder Under Crop

And for after your workout…

Madewell Sweatshirt DressJoie Marciel Dress

As you can see, I’m already dreaming about Spring!

Happy Shopping! And Happy Birthday to my wonderful mother-in-law. Love you!