The Best Baby Stuff

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The Best Baby Stuff

Parx has hit the seven month milestone, I’ve gone back to work and we’ve had a sufficient amount of time to decide what’s worked best. What could I not live without? What could Parx not live without? And what has been our all time favorite baby stuff.


Owlet Smart Sock 2, $299.99

Why does this come first? Because I am a much more chill mom when Parx is sleeping with this monitor on. I really appreciate that I can open my phone and see his heart rate and oxygen levels. It’s basically an Apple Watch for your baby and as a tech nerd, I’m here for it.

Available at BuyBuyBaby and Target


Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Owl Nightlight Soother, $39.99

Maybe you have a super quiet house? We definitely do not. My husband hosts all his friends over for Xbox FIFA games a couple of times a week from about 8-11pm or much later on weekends. I love having all the guys at our house and needed to find a way to disguise the friendly competitive banter from my sleeping baby. Enter the sound of waves. He loves it.

Available at Target , Amazon and BuyBuyBaby


Target Cloud Onesies, $12.99 for a pack of 3

I don’t care where you live, it’s cold in your house at night most of the time. Even in Florida, it’s chilly inside. Now compound that with being unable to use a blanket and you would want some footy jammies too! The black and white ones are my favorite on Parx. He owns them in a few sizes now.

Available at Target


Skip Hop Greenwich Diaper Backpack, starting at $79.99

When your hands are full, you don’t want to be lugging around a shoulder bag. This back pack is super durable and at least a little bit cute. I got mine in my favorite color, olive green, to match Parx’s nursery.

Available at Amazon, Target, and BuyBuyBaby


Dockatot, starting at $175

Not only super cute, Parx’s Dockatot was a handy accessory. I heard great things from other moms, but had a hard time getting over the pricepoint at first. Then I was gifted a beautiful, marble-printed Dock and just fell in love with it. We knew we would be traveling a bit during Parx’s first few months, so I decided to get him used to sleeping in the Dockatot so he would have the same place to sleep whether he was in a Pack ‘N’ Play, crib, on the floor, across our legs in an airplane, etc. This was a lifesaver. The only downside is that there is some controversy around how safe it is for the baby to sleep unattended aka when you are also sleeping. I did not have any issues with this because my son has wide shoulders and fit snuggly. But, I was also thankful to have the Owlet as a backup.

Available at Target, Amazon and BuyBuyBaby


UPPABaby Vista, starting at $809

I did not buy this stroller. I just couldn’t do it with that price tag and I’m having some regrets. We already know that we would like to have another baby soon and I love how the Vista can accommodate different seats, you can organize them how you like and you have some options. I love our infant carseat, the Chicco Keyfit 30, which is compatible with the Vista, so I think I’ll make the jump to the Vista once the next baby becomes a reality. No complaints about the Chicco Keyfit Travelsystem, I just really love the flexibility of the UPPABaby.

UPPABaby Vista available at Nordstrom, BuyBuyBaby and Amazon

Chicco Viaro Travel System available at Target, Amazon and BuyBuyBaby


What have been your baby must haves? We’re starting to think about baby #2. Any suggestions for two under two? This mom stuff is a blast, but it helps to go into it prepared.


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My Favorite Fall Outfit

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My Favorite Fall Outfit

Happy Fall y’all! It’s been quite a summer and I am happy to finally feel the change of the seasons coming to Florida. It’s honestly been hot as balls and these beautiful days are much appreciated. I posted my favorite fall outfit on Insta today and wanted to elaborate with a little blog post.

Now that I work in financial services, I really miss my fashion days. So social media is really the only way to tap into my styling and explain why I love the things I love. So here’s a little BTS about my favorite Florida fall outfit and some insight into what’s been going on in my life.


FALL…

Finally!

If you’ve followed me for a while, you have definitely seen this outfit before. I feel like it’s a big shout out to buying well-made basics that will last through wear after wear. I bought this Splendid Tee in 2015, when I worked at Shore, and it’s still one of my favorite go-tos. Nordstrom sells it HERE.

I also ride or die for a great pair of denim. I bought these FRAME skinnies right before I had Parx since I knew I would need to size up for the few months after birth. They are getting a little big, but I hate to give them up. I’ve worn them a couple of times a week since May, along with many washes and they still look brand new! Buy good quality and they will last forever. These are on sale at Nordstrom HERE.

Have you seen me wear these boots before? YOU BETCHA. This is my second pair. The western looks is totally in right now, but I’ll keep buying them as long as they make them because I feel like they go with everything. Jeffrey Campbell Cromwells

Last, but not least, I put on a necklace today because I love my new P monogram necklace. It’s either P for Peacock or for Parx… I have a lot of special P words now <3 Moral of the story is we should all get special matching monogram letter necklaces especially since they are 25% off now. Anthropologie Block Letter Monogram Necklace

Finally a little background on what’s been going on in my life. I’ve really missed social media and vlogging and blogging, but have been so busy returning to work, taking care of my family, teaching barre classes, assisting with the Bucs cheerleaders, and taking care of my neck injury, that I have been super MIA. I want that to change and when I have time, I will be posting. I love the creative outlet and miss all my social media friends. So keep in touch and I will see you very soon.

P.S. Has anyone else’s succulent like grown an arm? This is blowing my mind.

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Parx Peacock is Two Months Old!

In honor of celebrating two months since Parx's birth,  I wanted to get some of my favorite pictures together to remember how much I have loved these first few months. I don't ever want to forget how wonderful it felt to be a new mom. There are hard times, but the amazing times by far outweigh the 3AM cry seshes. 

I know every mom probably thinks theirs is the greatest child ever so you may say I'm biased, but I think Parx is the most perfect little baby. I can't believe how amazing he is. I'm so excited to continue to watch him grow. Here's some of the best moments we caught throughout these first two months. 


Parx Peacock - Birth
Parx & Brian - Birth
Parx Peacock - New Born

I had a pretty easy birth. I was induced on my due date, May 9th, and we ended up having a c-section on May 10th. Parx's foot was stuck in the umbilical cord. Our favorite analogy was that he was ready to head out to sea, but was still tied to the dock. The surgery was quick and Parx made his debut at 6:35pm. 

Parx, Brian & I

Poncho Peacock

A friend from work made this awesome Poncho Peacock onesie. It's so funny that we called him Poncho as a joke for months before he was born, but once he was here, he's 100% just been Parx. 

Parx Peacock - New Born
Parx, Brian & I

Parx Peacock - First Night Home
Parx Peacock - gettin' a tan
Parx Peacock - 2nd Day Home

We were discharged just in time for Mother's Day. Parx had elevated bilirubin levels, aka jaundice, so we were tasked with getting him a little bit of sun to help the levels become normal. We learned right away that he loved being outside especially on walks around the neighborhood. 


Parx Peacock - 1 week old
Parx Peacock - 1 week old
Parx Peacock - 1 week old

Parx & Chloe
Parx Peacock - 2 weeks old
Parx & Darce
Parx & Brian
Parx - 3 weeks old
Parx - first bath

Parx Peacock - 4 weeks old
Parx - 4 weeks old
Parx - 4 weeks old
Parx's first trip to the beach
Parx - 5 weeks old

Parx took his first trip to the beach at five weeks old. We were prepping to move out there for a little family staycation. He's already a great beach and travel baby. 


Parx beach baby
Parx & I
Sleepy Parx

While on our beach vacation Parx gained a ton of weight, grew out of his 3 month clothes and held his head up on his own for the first time. He loved spending time with his cousins, grandparents and great grandparents. 


Parx - 8 weeks

Check out that smile! Melts my heart.

We head to the pediatrician today for his two month check-up. I'm interested to find out how much he has grown since we were last there for his one week check-up in May. 

Also, one leg is undone in the photo because my mom said he needed some freedom. I can't tell who's more obsessed with this little guy, myself or my mom :)


I try to put into words what I want for him in life, but sometimes it's just easier to borrow from Lynyrd Skynyrd.

So Parx, take your time. Don't live too fast. Troubles will come and they will pass. You'll find a woman and you'll find love. (*Or not a woman. That's ok too. I will love you no matter what you decide in life.*) And don't forget that there is someone up above. And be a simple kind of man. 

Parx & I

I've never been a particularly sentimental person, but man, having a kid has really done it to me. Hopefully, you have enjoyed our little walk through Parx's first few months. We'll catch up with a new vlog soon!

Much Love, Lindsey


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