My Baby Must-Haves | Newborn + Up

Hey MAMAS! I’m finally sharing all my baby must-haves since having Evan. I’ve (admittedly) been trying to get this post up for weeks now. But early motherhood is proving to be all-consuming, and any plans I make never seem to quite go as expected. This is a really magical time that’s requiring all of me, so some things are proving to take longer than envisioned. Good news is — it’s given…. Read more

My Birth Story | Meet Evan Grey

HE is finally here! Evan Grey Ireland arrived fashionably late, on Easter Sunday. My boy weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces of pure bliss, and measured 18 inches long. After working his way into this world overnight, he fittingly made his debut at 9:15 Sunday morning, to the Beatles’ Here Comes the Sun. Those seconds were overwhelmingly emotional. Meeting him marked the most life-changing moment, and yet, it felt like nothing…. Read more

What’s in my Hospital Bag

Lots of mamas keep telling me to pack my hospital bag now — or at least, to have the essentials ready to toss in a duffle for when I go into labor. I’ve been pretty relaxed on the planning end of things this whole pregnancy, so packing a bag didn’t occur to me until a friend of mine unexpectedly went into labor weeks early. Message taken — I’ll pack the…. Read more

A Letter to my Future Baby

For months now, I’ve been collecting thoughts to share with my growing baby. Every ultrasound, every belly kick, and every ache and pain beautifully reminds me of this little human my body is creating. I find myself sitting up at night, writing down love notes and life lessons I want the baby to know. My thoughts had been scattered everywhere — on ripped notepads all over the house, and in…. Read more

BUMPdate: Eight Months Pregnant

EIGHT months?! I say this every time, but really, how has this pregnancy flown so quickly? To be really honest, I’m (selfishly) already missing having this little babe to myself. The kicks, the aches… all the unknowns. I’ve fallen in love with even the discomforts. Being pregnant has proved to be both beautiful and terrifying; euphoric yet painful. Everything is beginning to feel a lot more real. We celebrated the baby…. Read more