Because we all know... it’s a full time job 💪🏼🌸 stay confident in your parenting ! 💕 #momtogs #momboss
BEST NEWBORN CRIBS!
With your new little poppet, its super essential to purchase the right kind if crib which will ultimately give you and your babe the BEST sleep possible! Here are my 4 top cribs that I have physically seen families LOVE what they got!
1- CHICCO SIDE SLEEPING CRIB- This one is everything you need to feel close and safe with your little one!
2-WALIDN BABY WICKER BASKET- Such a beautiful wicker basket that's bound to have your little one sleeping all night!
3-INOVI COCOON FOLDING MOSES BASKET- I have found this one is so easy to lightly place your baby down without falling in, haha!
4- MOTHERCARE HYDE CRIB- I like this one as it will last a lifetime and it is super affordable, win win!
Check out my Facebook Nanny Maryanne for the links!
Just when you think you know love, something little comes along to remind you just how big it really is. First came love, then came marriage and then comes big sister Bella helping push a baby carriage. Bringing a life into this world with my beautiful wife @marlenagv37
is a gift I never knew I wanted this much I have loved every inch you have grown in and out. Being so much in love with this next chapter of adventures we are on together. Cant wait to meet this little GIRL June 20th and show her all the we have for each other and everyone in our life. 😍👨👩👧+👶😍
Sweet little moments. I remember just sitting there with my hands on my tummy feeling little kicks of joy. I remember feeling little hiccups every night as I would try to sleep. I remember how bad I wanted to meet you. All the feelings I remember as I think back to what seems like forever ago. This time is so special and so quick. Don't forget to document it!
Tonight we had a little date night to get burgers and reminisced on the 9 years that’ve blown by. I felt like I was 14 again with butterflies in my stomach, sitting there talking about how we fell in love, how we just “knew” and how awkward of flirts we were 😜 GAH, I just can’t believe we’re here and that those butterflies have now turned into a little miracle 🦋
Well hey there Scarlett!! Captured the sweetest little grin this morning 😘
I’m one of those people who always have to have some sort of drink in my hand. I always have water on hand too, I just mean like coffee or something fancy besides water. 😄☕️ •
BUT I’m always trying to not overdo it on the caffeine (even when I’m not pregnant). #hormonehealth
😉 So here are some of my fave go to’s besides coffee: •
- coconut water 🥥 - kombucha (a little caffeine) 🥂
- juice kefir 🥃
- healthy hot chocolate (a little caffeine) 🍫 - tea 🍵 - lemon/ chia seed water (with a straw) 🍋
I DO NOT do decaf coffee. One, it’s yuck and that’s a good enough reason for me. Lol 🤭😆 but two, almost every decaf coffee you’ll ever find is SUPER carcinogenic. Coffee naturally has caffeine, therefore to make it decaf it has to go through an unnatural process to get the caffeine out. I try to limit my caffeine for health reasons so to drink a bad-for-you-in-a-different-way decaf coffee just wouldn’t make sense. 🤔•
There are exceptions however. To become decaf, there are a FEW processes coffee can go through that is safe, one of which is called “swiss water process” and there are others. But good luck finding a decaf coffee that’s gone through a good process. I know of one coffee shop in Orlando that offers a good, non-carcinogenic decaf and besides that you can order it online. But since I think decaf coffee is yuck anyways, it’s just not worth it for me to order to make at home. 🤷🏻♀️ •
Thirdly, all decaf coffee still has caffeine.. just way less. Lol so like what’s the point? If I want it, I’m just gonna go all in. Lol 😋 I’m always down to expand my go-to drink list so if you have one then definitely share! 🙏🏻 #sharingiscaring
I got the cutest milestone blanket from @nonidoo
It is the softest material ever and comes with everything you need! I can’t wait to take pictures of our little guy on it!! Use code: ANNIECOLE20 for 20% off. There are 3 different designs to choose from 😄
*LONG POST* When I first found out I was pregnant I was in complete shock. Elated but in shock! Very quickly 1st trimester symptoms kicked in & I started to experience something I NEVER heard of or even knew was a thing. Not until I came across a woman’s IG post about “pregnancy blues.” Before reading her post I was battling these blues in silence. I felt horrible for feeling so down & disconnected from the miracle that was taking place in my body. Here I was with a surprise blessing growing in my womb without even trying like I had for years in the past to conceive & I couldn’t bring myself to even smile naturally. Everything felt like work. I had to work at getting out of bed, work at pretending to be my normal self for the sake of the little girl who looked to me for everything. Being so sick from symptoms that I was losing weight daily, on top of the deep, emotional low I found myself in I honestly felt scared. Was this what postpartum depression felt like? Did this mean I was for sure going to experience it after the baby came? Was I depressed? Then I read her words & it was as if I wrote the post. I wasn’t alone! That in itself made me cry. I felt the weight & the shame I was carrying slowly fall with every tear. It was NORMAL! It was hormones. It was a need for some darn B12, fresh air (getting out of the house) & speaking up! When my hormones started to level out I felt the fog lift & joy take its place. At 14 weeks I went in for my ultrasound & cried happy tears at the sight of my baby. All the fears I had about that disconnection were erased & all I felt was love. Crazy, deep, love for this little life that I was carrying. I say all this to say if you’re struggling with “pregnancy blues” they WILL pass. It’s scary & weird to feel so unlike yourself but it’s ok. Your body is creating a HUMAN from scratch! It’s going through so many changes & it’s natural for things to get cloudy for a minute. The fog will lift & Joy will return. Don’t be like me & suffer alone. Chat with your doctor or close friend, or me..a stranger who genuinely cares. You’re never alone.💛 #HonestMotherhood #UniteInMotherhood
*OAN I think it’s time to retire these overalls.😅 #34weeks
Tomorrow I’ll be 40 weeks pregnant! I can’t believe how much my belly has grown in the last few weeks! 😍
Every night we go to sleep we wonder if it’s the last night it’ll just be the 2 of us and every morning we wonder if it’s the last morning we get to sleep in 😂
What are some things you did the last few days/weeks before becoming parents?👪
She’s spicy, this little one! 22 weeks and loving every moment!
+ Baby girl is about a foot tall and weighs close to a pound (450g)
+ She continues to show us her big personality at appointments and that she does things on her own terms.
+ She is still punching, kicking and doing flips all the time... just like her dad lol
+ Experienced heart burn for the first time...wowza! Grateful for my oils, which have been super helpful in managing this.
+ She has enjoyed laying really low, which has created some more stretching and ligament discomfort.
+ Her dad has started feeling flutters and light kicks for the first time; it has been really exciting! 💕
It’s crazy to see how much my body has changed over the past couple weeks and so impressed with what our bodies can do. Woman are amazing!
Today is a day specifically set aside to linger in The Lord’s presence. I am at Linger Conference, put on my Watermark Church in Dallas. It is a wonderful conference that is 2 days of pure worship and rest on God’s Word. I mean seriously, there is a room called “The Linger Room” just for listening to live, relaxed worship music, reading the Bible, or even physical rest for you to take a little nap if that’s what you need to refocus on The Lord. What a God we serve. To grow in our relationship with God we need to dig deep, and that’s not always easy, or comfortable. Strain forward!! “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14
JESUS IS BETTER!!! #letuslinger
•Photo edits: @h_nphotos
A couple of weeks before we welcomed the big love of our lives after six years of marriage into the world.
I can’t believe that my baby love will be turning ONE in one week.
This was a spontaneous photo shoot, I was staunchly opposed to not jinxing my pregnancy because of my two previous consecutive miscarriages. I was afraid to be happy.... hopeful even though it became clearer and clearer that I was in fact having a textbook case perfect pregnancy. I am happy that hubby waited patiently until I was ready and dropped everything in the middle of a busy workday to photograph me in what turned out to be the most magical and last snowfall before Mia graced us with her presence four weeks later.