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Baby’s 1st Festival

My boyfriend’s band Afternoon Moon played at Summer Camp Music Festival for their 3rd year this past May. We brought Jillian to her festival and it was wonderful! We got to hang out backstage and meet a bunch of friends! The weather was fantastic! The sun was shining! Jilly wore a beautiful new dress from the bass players girlfriend. It couldn’t of gone better.
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Posted by on June 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Baby’s first hike to Starved Rock

We are so blessed that Starved Rock State Park is literally our back yard! I love going there in the winter months and see the frozen waterfalls. I didn’t make any trips this winter being so pregnant and worried about falling on the ice! That and going to the bathroom every 10 minutes! I don’t miss that!

We were on an outing with the band and girlfriends! It was a great spring day. My boyfriends band used pictures from Starved Rock for their first 2 albums. They were taking more pictures for future promos. This park is very special to us! If you’re ever in northern Illinois, I highly suggest checking it out!

We took Jilly for her first hike in April! It was wonderful. We went to breakfast first at their amazing buffet and she slept through it all! Then we went tor a hike with the band! Dad loves babywearing! 🙂 There will ve many more trips to come!

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Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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4 months~ really!

Wow! Where has the time gone? My baby is 4 months old now! It’s so hard to believe. I have been so distracted to blog lately. I am hoping to dedicate more time now!

I love love being a mother. It’s incredible waking up each morning to sweet smiles. We have a morning routine before work that ends in hugs and kisses before dropping her off at daycare. I truly miss her during work hours but it makes our evenings that much more special. She brightens the room with her gummy smile from ear to ear when I pick her. We get a few hours of play, then bath time, and feeding before bed. I successfully have her sleeping in her crib for the first shift of the night, then we bedshare. I was really against it at first but it makes breastfeeding that much easier! We both sleep! Waking up to her is most awesome! Breastfeeding has been quite the journey but proud I made it this far. The bond is like nothing else. It’s crazy how our bodies change to feed and nourish our little ones. She’s been just perfect for Josh and I and we couldn’t be happier! Yes, there are long nights and rough days, but not many! Josh is taking us on our first family mini vacation this weekend. We are visiting the Cave of the Mounds in Wisconsin!

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Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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1 month of Motherhood

Amazing how fast motherly instincts kick in. I will admit I was so nervous at first! The c-section is an awful pain that I thought would never go away. I hated not being able to drive and carrying her around. I could hardly get off the couch, let alone jump up when she started crying. The first month was hard in so many ways, but the bonding that took place was absolutly incredible! One the pain subsided, things became normal, and wonderful! The first smiles, bath, hug, nap snuggles… Pure baby bliss! How I love this peanut with all my heart!

Enjoy some my favorite pictures from month 1!

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Posted by on April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Baby girl is here

Baby girl is here

Wow, how time has flown by. With spring approaching (after a miserable Illinois winter), inspiration is in the air! I am working on new designs and getting ready to order inventory!

I would like to first say thank you all for your support and well wishes. Baby Jillian arrived on a snowy February 4th weighing 5 pounds and 18.5″. I am so in love! She has been the best baby!

I am back to work and getting back to a routine. Took a lot longer to recover after having her via c-section. I hope to be back to my self a little more this summer!

Enjoy a few pictures from her first month!

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Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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